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

Low-level tremors may signal Alaska volcano eruption

ANCHORAGE — A remote Alaska Volcano that erupted in March is again showing signs of life.Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory on Friday morning detected… Continue reading

House passes ambitious plan to cut oil and gas subsidies

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

Juneau mayor Ken Koelsch offers his remarks during the Alaska Peace Officers Association police memorial Friday at Centennial Hall. Keolsch reflected on his time as an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and on his personal connection to friends lost on the force.

Juneau ceremony honors officers killed in the line of duty

Forty-eight law enforcement officials have died while serving Alaska communities since 1908. Their deaths are called the end of watch.“They get to work to keep… Continue reading

Juneau mayor Ken Koelsch offers his remarks during the Alaska Peace Officers Association police memorial Friday at Centennial Hall. Keolsch reflected on his time as an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and on his personal connection to friends lost on the force.

Two indicted for burglary, theft

A Juneau grand jury handed down a pair of indictments Friday to two men in separate felony burglary and theft cases.Anthony B. Kalk, 30, was… Continue reading

A note from Tlingit and Haida Central Council on John Borbridge Jr.'s passing, via their Facebook page

Prominent Alaska Native leader passes

John Borbridge Jr., the first full-time president of Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, died on Monday in Juneau. He… Continue reading

A note from Tlingit and Haida Central Council on John Borbridge Jr.'s passing, via their Facebook page
Aidan Key, executive director of Gender Diversity, leads a talk on "Transgender Children in Today's Society: A Conversation" at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Thursday.

Gender specialist: ‘Ground zero is bathrooms, locker rooms’

Aidan Key, a gender specialist and transgender man, has given talks and trainings at more than a hundred schools around the country on gender identity.… Continue reading

Aidan Key, executive director of Gender Diversity, leads a talk on "Transgender Children in Today's Society: A Conversation" at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Thursday.

Legislature passes 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

Man found dead near Brotherhood Bridge identified by authorities

Juneau police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old man whose body was found Friday afternoon by Brotherhood Bridge.The Juneau Police Department received a 911… Continue reading

The scene immediately after a Sports Utility Vehicle struck a pedestrian near the entrance of the shopping center on West Willoughby Avenue at about 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Man hit by SUV dies

A 77-year-old Juneau man died after being struck by a vehicle in front of the Foodland IGA Shopping Center on West Willoughby Avenue Friday afternoon.After… Continue reading

The scene immediately after a Sports Utility Vehicle struck a pedestrian near the entrance of the shopping center on West Willoughby Avenue at about 1:10 p.m. Friday.
A screengrab from the Juneau Arts Facebook page

Art and artist reunite

A Juneau artist believed she would never see her first-ever carving again after it was stolen from a downtown art exhibit. Now, the carved mountain… Continue reading

A screengrab from the Juneau Arts Facebook page