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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

Juneau company awaits license for hydroelectric dam project

JUNEAU — The company behind a proposed hydroelectric dam project in Juneau is one step closer to beginning its operations after federal regulators determined it… Continue reading

Juneau man found dead on ferry

A Juneau man was found dead on a state ferry on Thursday evening, according to an Alaska State Troopers press release.Ronald Kish, 57, was found… Continue reading

Remains of Georgia man found in Denali National Park

ANCHORAGE — Denali National Park rangers say the remains of a 22-year-old Georgia man were found this week by backcountry hikers.The remains are believed to… Continue reading

Alaska officials say moose attacked man

ANCHORAGE — Wildlife officials in Alaska’s largest city now believe a moose and not a bear caused severe injuries to a man this week.The Alaska… Continue reading

Members of the Shx' At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall.

Photo: Drumming in Celebration

Members of the Shx’ At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall. To view slideshows, videos… Continue reading

Members of the Shx' At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall.
In this June 2 photo, Ron Rady poses next to the concrete walls his company installed at the Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich Memorial Park in North Pole. Rady never thought he would be in a position to make this kind of contribution to his community. He arrived in Alaska in 2000 after deciding to get out of the Arizona heat.

North Pole contractor credited for effort on public memorial

NORTH POLE — Three concrete walls jut out of the dirt and shimmy across the ground like humongous eels.The walls on Doughchee Avenue off of… Continue reading

In this June 2 photo, Ron Rady poses next to the concrete walls his company installed at the Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich Memorial Park in North Pole. Rady never thought he would be in a position to make this kind of contribution to his community. He arrived in Alaska in 2000 after deciding to get out of the Arizona heat.
In this June 2 photo, from left, Mike Pierce, Candy Pierce, Julie Schmitts and Ted Howard get together outside the Pioneers Home in Sitka. Their band, Cornsilk, had a reunion over the weekend after a four decade hiatus.

Concert reunites Sitkans, bandmates

SITKA — It’s been about four decades since the band CornSilk played the tunes of the Beatles and Crosby, Stills & Nash in bars along… Continue reading

In this June 2 photo, from left, Mike Pierce, Candy Pierce, Julie Schmitts and Ted Howard get together outside the Pioneers Home in Sitka. Their band, Cornsilk, had a reunion over the weekend after a four decade hiatus.

Farmers use hydroponics to feed rural arctic villages

KOTZEBUE — Though farming outside in the tundra of the arctic isn’t an option, an Alaska Native company is working to grow fresh produce for… Continue reading

Whittier feels effects of Great Pacific Seafoods closure

WHITTIER — The Prince William Sound community of Whittier would normally be bustling with seasonal workers, but with Great Pacific Seafoods shutting all its processing… Continue reading

Photo: Driver crashes into porch

A driver left the roadway in the 1700 block of Douglas Highway and crashed into the porch of a home, according to the Juneau Police… Continue reading

Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday morning. Towns said his brother was in the club at the time. A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in central Florida, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.

50 slain in Orlando nightclub, worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50… Continue reading

Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday morning. Towns said his brother was in the club at the time. A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in central Florida, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.

Attorney General Lynch meets with Native leaders

ANCHORAGE — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday she is directing her office to develop a series of consultations with Alaska Native leaders to… Continue reading

A homemade explosive device was found near the entrance of Switzer Village on Friday. Police removed the device and rendered it safe.

JPD disposes of bomb found at Switzer

Juneau police responded to a pipe bomb found at the entrance of Switzer Village in Lemon Creek on Friday afternoon. The Juneau Police Department received… Continue reading

A homemade explosive device was found near the entrance of Switzer Village on Friday. Police removed the device and rendered it safe.

US rig count rises 6 this week to 414, 2nd week of gains

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six this week to 414, the second consecutive… Continue reading

State calls for inspection of cracks on ferry Tustumena

KODIAK — State officials are seeking an inspection of structural issues that have plagued the ferry Tustumena for nearly a decade and could impact winter… Continue reading

Overdue Legislature trying to reach resolution

JUNEAU — When the Legislature convened nearly five months ago, there was broad acknowledgement that something needed to be done to address Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit… Continue reading

Majorie Taabone models a dress by Maria Shaa Tlaa during the Celebration 2016 Native Fashion Show in the Shuka Hit Clan House at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday.

Runway history: Juneau’s first Native Fashion Show

A few things set Juneau’s first ever Celebration fashion show apart from ones often seen in media: the host spoke in Tlingit, a Native dancer… Continue reading

Majorie Taabone models a dress by Maria Shaa Tlaa during the Celebration 2016 Native Fashion Show in the Shuka Hit Clan House at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday.

Police calls for Sunday, June 12, 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

Cordova Street bus stop to close

Bus service to the Cordova Street stop will be discontinued starting Monday, according to a city press release. The stop will be closed until the… Continue reading