A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

‘What we used to have’: Locals testify about need to regulate tourism

Should the city cap number of cruise ship visitors to Juneau?

City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Glacier in retreat: What the Taku is teaching us about climate change

A changing climate has caught up with the glacier.

Police calls for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

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Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Empire Live: Visitor Industry Task Force hears from the public

It’s the first public input meeting, here’s what people are saying.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.

Scientists seek to learn more about Alaska’s golden eagles

Golden eagles are the most widespread eagle on Earth.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.

House-passed bill could lead to PFAS cleanup

It needs to get past the Senate and President, too.

Ron Laiti drops his ballot into a ballot box after voting in the Douglas Indian Association’s election on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ron Laiti drops his ballot into a ballot box after voting in the Douglas Indian Association’s election on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Eric Prestegard, outgoing executive director of Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Inc., leads a tour of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in this January 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

DIPAC’s longtime executive director retires

He had been executive director since 2002.

Eric Prestegard, outgoing executive director of Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Inc., leads a tour of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in this January 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Police Department will hold an online vehicle auction beginning Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. (Courtesy photo)
The Juneau Police Department will hold an online vehicle auction beginning Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. (Courtesy photo)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Empire Live: Here’s what’s new with Perseverance Theatre

Theater leaders talk at chamber meeting.

Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Police calls for Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

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High winds blow snow out of the Sheep Creek valley south of downtown Juneau in March 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A cold wind blows: Taku Winds coming Friday

The beginning of the weekend will be a blustery one.

High winds blow snow out of the Sheep Creek valley south of downtown Juneau in March 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theater leaders discuss Perseverance’s finances and future

Money’s in the bank, and bills are being paid, manging director said.

Adeline Hiemstra, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Randy Smith Middle School in Fairbanks, presented at the massive American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2019 in San Francisco. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)
Adeline Hiemstra, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Randy Smith Middle School in Fairbanks, presented at the massive American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2019 in San Francisco. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)
In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorag. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Ex-Alaska governor Bill Walker chosen for Harvard fellowship

He plans to talk to students about bridging the political divide.

In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorag. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)
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