Juneau schools arts specialist Nancy Lehnhart, 51, talks with Delphine Hochstoeger, 6, about art as her father Peter looks on at the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.

Photos: 14th annual Community Day on Campus

Scenes from the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.… Continue reading

Juneau schools arts specialist Nancy Lehnhart, 51, talks with Delphine Hochstoeger, 6, about art as her father Peter looks on at the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.
A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Garden on Friday.

Photo: Tree swallow takes off

A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Gardens on Friday.--Related stories:Photos: Students have fun scouring for beach… Continue reading

A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Garden on Friday.

Bethel liquor store spills over to nearby villages

BETHEL — Villages near Bethel have had an uptick in alcohol-related incidents since the first liquor store opened in the town in more than 40… Continue reading

Around Town

Tuesday, May 17Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jim, 789-3074.Women,… Continue reading

Jason Bauer and Jeremy Clifton have bought the building at Glacier Avenue and 12 Street formerly the home of Blockbusters. The building is being converted into two retail units on the first floor and three upscale apartments on the second.

Rentals to rentals: Old Blockbuster building given new purpose

Juneau may no longer need a Blockbuster thanks to the advent of online movie-streaming services. But it does need housing, and that’s exactly what designers… Continue reading

Jason Bauer and Jeremy Clifton have bought the building at Glacier Avenue and 12 Street formerly the home of Blockbusters. The building is being converted into two retail units on the first floor and three upscale apartments on the second.

House passes ambitious plan to cut subsidies to oil and gas industry

After a month of debate, the Alaska House of Representatives has approved legislation that cuts the annual state subsidy for the oil and gas industry.In… Continue reading

Senate approves $1.6B state construction budget

The Alaska Senate has voted 16-4 to send the state’s $1.6 billion capital construction budget to the House.The $1.6 billion budget is in many ways… Continue reading

Samuel Wharton, 10, looks on as Gwen Baluss,a wildlife technician with the National Forest service, prepares to release a recently banded White-crowned Sparrow at the Juneau Community Garden Saturday morning. The bird banding was a part of the Tongass National Forest's celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

Banding together: Forest Service celebrates Migratory Bird Day

Five or six kids ran, laughing and smiling, along the perimeter fencing of the Juneau Community Garden before they came to a stop next to… Continue reading

Samuel Wharton, 10, looks on as Gwen Baluss,a wildlife technician with the National Forest service, prepares to release a recently banded White-crowned Sparrow at the Juneau Community Garden Saturday morning. The bird banding was a part of the Tongass National Forest's celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

2 injured, 1 critically, in Denali Park Road crash

FAIRBANKS — Two passengers in a car were injured Wednesday night on the road into Denali National Park and Preserve. One passenger was in critical… Continue reading

Greenpeace files complaint against UW fishery scientist

SEATTLE — Greenpeace has filed a complaint against a University of Washington fishery scientist, claiming that at times he fails to disclose in articles the… Continue reading

Mount Juneau is shown on Friday.

Juneau hiker survives tumble down Mount Juneau, rescued

A 57-year-old Juneau hiker was rescued on Mount Juneau Friday after slipping on the snowpack near the top of the mountain and tumbling down some… Continue reading

Mount Juneau is shown on Friday.

Legislature sends crime bill to Walker

A sweeping reform of Alaska’s criminal justice system has passed the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Bill Walker.On Friday, the Alaska Senate voted 14-5… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, May 15, 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

UA president proposes major restructuring of system

FAIRBANKS — The president of the University of Alaska is calling for a broad restructuring of the institution to deal with financial woes that he… Continue reading

Fairbanks hospital foundation ends talks with Providence

FAIRBANKS — The owner of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has failed to secure a new operator for the facility of negotiations with Providence Health broke down.Greater… Continue reading

Around Town

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Tlingit and Haida schedules groundbreaking

The Central Council Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the new Housing First facility intended to combat homelessness in… Continue reading

Bottles of Alaskan Amber beer roll along the bottling line at the Alaskan Brewing Company on July 7, 2015.

Alaskan Brewing expands to Ohio

Alaska’s largest brewery announced Friday that it will expand its distribution to the Buckeye State this summer, making Ohio the 18th state to offer Alaskan… Continue reading

Bottles of Alaskan Amber beer roll along the bottling line at the Alaskan Brewing Company on July 7, 2015.

Jury hears closing arguments in Alaska troopers murder trial

FAIRBANKS — Nathanial Kangas reacted impulsively when he shot and killed two Alaska State Troopers at his home in the village of Tanana, his attorney… Continue reading

Bank backing Anchorage LIO warns Legislature to stay put

An attorney for the bank that financed the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building made it clear in a May 10 letter that the Legislature will… Continue reading