Chamber luncheon will focus on wastewater treatment

The weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday will discuss the future of flushing. City and Borough of Juneau utilities superintendent Samantha Stoughtenger will… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Wednesay, May 18, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Drone ordered to leave area of Anchorage wildfire

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage officials say firefighting efforts to combat a wildfire that threatened homes in the Campbell Creek area were almost halted when crews spotted… Continue reading

Prospect of special session looms for lawmakers

JUNEAU — The prospect of a special session loomed as Alaska lawmakers hit their fourth month in regular session without agreement on a plan for… Continue reading

Two weeks until deadline, but no challengers for Kito or Muñoz

Two weeks before the deadline to sign up, no one has yet challenged either of Juneau’s two sitting delegates to the Alaska House of Representatives.If… Continue reading

Alaska’s new ferries will be named Tazlina, Hubbard

JUNEAU — Alaska’s two new ferries will be named the Tazlina and the Hubbard.Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced the new names in a release Tuesday.… Continue reading

Free Social Security disability benefits course available

Juneau residents interested in learning about how Social Security disability benefits work can attend a free course this week at the Juneau Job Center, 10002… Continue reading

Goldbelt earns US honor for exports business

Officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce presented the Juneau-based Alaska Native group Goldbelt, Inc. with an excellence-in-commerce award Monday in Washington, D.C.Commerce Secretary Penny… Continue reading

Senate looks beyond the deficit in mulling cuts to oil and gas subsidies

The governor approves of House Bill 247. So does a majority of the House of Representatives. In a pair of hearings Saturday and Sunday, members… Continue reading

Correction

A story in Monday’s print edition of the Empire incorrectly characterized the oil tax credit buyback provision of House Bill 247. The Alaska Retirement Management… Continue reading

Congress OKs bill allowing for land sale offer to Anchorage

JUNEAU — Congress has passed legislation allowing for the sale of about nine acres of federally held property in Anchorage to the city.In announcing the… Continue reading

Police officer, citizens free driver from burning vehicle

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage police officer and three citizens freed a man trapped in a sport utility vehicle that crashed and burned Sunday.Police at about… Continue reading

Bethel to keep polling stations instead of mail-in ballots

BETHEL — When Bethel residents vote in the upcoming presidential election this fall, they will be doing so at a polling station.The Bethel City Council… Continue reading

Police & fire for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Alaska Democrats urge changes to delegate selection process

JUNEAU — Alaska Democrats are calling for changes to the Democratic National Committee’s delegate selection process.The rub with the current setup has to do with… Continue reading

About two and a half ounces of dried marijuana

Marijuana compromise advances in Legislature

A bill fixing a problem with the ballot measure that legalized marijuana in Alaska is advancing toward a final vote.House Bill 75 advanced out of… Continue reading

About two and a half ounces of dried marijuana
Nancy Barnes drums and sings a blessing with other members of the Yees Ku.oo Dance Group during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Housing First Collaborative Project on Allen Court in Lemon Creek on Monday. The 32-unit facility is targeted to serve the most vulnerable homeless and provide on-site medical and mental health services.

Breaking ground, building homes

An estimated 40 people live on Juneau’s streets in a state of vulnerable homelessness, often the critical point before their untimely deaths. Construction on a… Continue reading

Nancy Barnes drums and sings a blessing with other members of the Yees Ku.oo Dance Group during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Housing First Collaborative Project on Allen Court in Lemon Creek on Monday. The 32-unit facility is targeted to serve the most vulnerable homeless and provide on-site medical and mental health services.
Juneau residents attend a tree planting reenactment ceremony for Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Monday.

Photos: Hawthorn tree planting

In honor of Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day, Gov. Bill Walker planted a hawthorn tree outside the Juneau-Douglas City Museum today. Learn more about the historic… Continue reading

Juneau residents attend a tree planting reenactment ceremony for Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Monday.

Alaska man convicted of murder in death of 2 troopers

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who shot two state troopers to death was convicted Monday of two counts of first-degree murder.A Fairbanks… Continue reading