Walker signs bill clearing way for Dave & Buster’s

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation that would clear the way for the restaurant Dave & Buster’s to do business in… Continue reading

Alaska wildfire season: Above-average threat, officials say

California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.Most of the rest of the… Continue reading

Paul DeSloover rides his bicycle around Juneau in sunny weather, February 2015.

Juneau ranked a top 10 city for green transportation

Juneau recently ranked among the top 10 cities for green transportation by saveonenergy.com, a website that bills itself as an online marketplace connecting people with… Continue reading

Paul DeSloover rides his bicycle around Juneau in sunny weather, February 2015.
Springtime in Juneau: tulips and tour brokers.

Photo: Tulips and tours

Springtime in Juneau: Tulips and tour brokers.… Continue reading

Springtime in Juneau: tulips and tour brokers.

Board OKs 2 bulk water deals for Sitka

SITKA — Two companies are looking to secure new bulk water contracts in a million-dollar deal with Sitka officials to export water from a city… Continue reading

Body of missing man found in Ketchikan ID’d

KETCHIKAN — The State Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found underneath a fish processing plant in Ketchikan as that of a man who… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, May 19, 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

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Photo: Tea time

Andy Swanson pitches bread chunks to ravens at Marine Park on Wednesday. “I enjoy feeding them,” Swanson said. “Drink my tea and feed them. There… Continue reading

Man’s body found in midtown Anchorage homeless camp

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police say a body was found Wednesday in a homeless camp in midtown Anchorage.Police in a release said the body of a… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.

Drowning-death rate declines slightly statewide

Alaska has more miles of coastline than the rest of the United States combined, and also the highest rate of drowning deaths in the nation.… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listens to debate on an amendment to the oil and gas tax credits bill during the 121st day of the legislative session on Wednesday.

Double overtime: As 121st day winds down, Legislature remains deadlocked

The Alaska Legislature is bound for some kind of double-overtime, with lawmakers — even after a four-month extended regular session — unable to reach a… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listens to debate on an amendment to the oil and gas tax credits bill during the 121st day of the legislative session on Wednesday.

Juneau school superintendent says Legislature is ‘using kids as pawns’

In a surprise move Tuesday, a legislative conference committee stripped close to $13 million in public education funding.The House and Senate Operating Budget Conference Committee… Continue reading

Trial to begin for Sterling woman charged with sex assault

KENAI — A judge has denied a request by the attorney of a Sterling woman charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to dismiss the… Continue reading

Ganja have a good time

It’s celebration season in Juneau.But before Celebration — the biennial festival of Alaska Native culture, which will draw Native peoples from around Southeast Alaska to… Continue reading

Lawmakers approve cheaper Anchorage LIO

The Alaska Legislature is proceeding with plans to purchase an Anchorage office building.On Monday evening, the joint House-Senate Legislative Council voted 13-1 to give Sen.… Continue reading

AK congressional delegation urges protection for SE rivers

ALASKA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES PROTECTIONS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA RIVERS BY SALMON BEYOND BORDERS AND UNITED TRIBAL TRANSBOUNDARY MINING WORKGROUPFor the Capital City WeeklyAlaska’s congressional delegation… Continue reading

Safe party for high school graduates

Safe party for high school graduatesAll 2016 high school graduates are invited to an evening of music, games, food, prizes and fun on May 29… Continue reading

Annual remembrance of loved ones

Remembrance of loved onesHospice and Home Care of Juneau invites the public to attend its annual remembrance gathering and candlelight ceremony in memory of loved… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Widow pleads with accused murderer in court: ‘Why?’

A Juneau man murdered during a hunting trip near Juneau on Sunday leaves behind a grieving wife with one question for his alleged killer: Why?Mark… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.