A member of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network tries to help an entangled humpback whale near Juneau.

NOAA still chasing entangled whale in Southeast

Attempts to free an entangled whale started up again Monday morning with the help of underwater cameras to examine the yellow floating line tied to… Continue reading

A member of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network tries to help an entangled humpback whale near Juneau.

State says inmate died of suspected drug overdose

ANCHORAGE — A 36-year-old inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex died in April of a suspected drug overdose, and officials said Monday they are investigating how… Continue reading

Officials to meet with engineers Monday after cruise ship hits berth

KETCHIKAN — Officials with the City of Ketchikan will have a better idea of how badly a Celebrity Cruises ship damaged Berth 3 after meeting… Continue reading

Alaska Native playwright Vera Starbard wrote "Our Voices Will Be Heard," a story about a community's reaction to child sexual abuse. She sits at her grandparents' house in Juneau on Friday afternoon.

Why the conversation on sexual abuse must continue

The day news broke that Alaska storyteller Jack Dalton was being charged with sexual abuse and attempted sexual abuse of a minor, Tlingit playwright Vera… Continue reading

Alaska Native playwright Vera Starbard wrote "Our Voices Will Be Heard," a story about a community's reaction to child sexual abuse. She sits at her grandparents' house in Juneau on Friday afternoon.

Photo: Preparing for Celebration

The All Nations Childrens dance group (Ldakát Naax Satí Yátx’i) performs at the Walter Soboleff Building on Friday in preparation of Celebration, the biennial gathering… Continue reading

A screengrab from the YouTube video showing a Sitka teen being repeatedly tased by police while in custody in the fall of 2014.

No word yet from FBI in Sitka Taser probe

SITKA — The Sitka Police Department is still waiting for results of an FBI investigation launched nearly seven months ago into the use of force… Continue reading

A screengrab from the YouTube video showing a Sitka teen being repeatedly tased by police while in custody in the fall of 2014.

Reporting of stats in Alaska is spotty

JUNEAU — Reporting of hate crime statistics by local law enforcement agencies in Alaska to the FBI has been spotty, with eleven departments filing no… Continue reading

UA Regents OK budget with $6M less than 2016

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has approved a budget for fiscal year 2017 that cuts almost $6 million from the previous… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 6, 1986

On June 6, 1986, Gov. Bill Sheffield signed into law SB 391, a new ethics code outline for executive branch employees after Sheffield was heavily… Continue reading

Police reports for Monday, June 6, 2016

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

Constitutional amendment text finalized

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has approved the language of a constitutional amendment proposed by the Alaska Legislature earlier this year. The amendment will be on… Continue reading

Public meeting on Tuesday for arts complex

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council invites the public to an open house to meet the Arts Complex architects and help them understand the community’s… Continue reading

Alaska police seek help in airport tire-slashing probe

ANCHORAGE — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in investigating the widespread slashing of airplane tires at a small airport in the Alaska’s largest city.Police… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 5, 1986

On June 5, 1986, over $2 million was set by the City and Borough of Juneau Board of Education for school building repairs. Repairs included… Continue reading

Man shot, critically injured, in Anchorage building

ANCHORAGE — A shooting at a midtown Anchorage building early Friday has left a man in critical condition.Police just before 3:30 a.m. took calls of… Continue reading

Photo: Sportsman’s Warehouse soft opening

Lines form at Sportsman’s Warehouse during its soft opening on Friday at the Nugget Mall. The store’s grand opening will be June 18. Sportsman’s Warehouse… Continue reading

Troopers shoot, critically injure man with knife near Palmer

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a man with a knife charged three officers Thursday night outside Palmer and was shot and critically injured.The 32-year-old… Continue reading

Indian Point protection advances

The National Park Service is collecting public comments on a proposal to add the X’unaxi cultural and historic site on Auke Cape to the National… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Thanks to Bio-Blitz participants, volunteers

Thank you to all of Juneau’s fourth graders and their wonderful teachers for participating in our first ever Every Kid in a Park BioBlitz at… Continue reading