Sunday Recap: Highlights of the 90th Legislative day

Lawmakers didn’t approve any of the biggest items considered necessary for filling the state’s $4.1 billion budget deficit, but there was no shortage of action… Continue reading

Ketchikan committee approves new rules for pot businesses

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan’s Marijuana Advisory Committee has proposed new limits on how pot businesses can transport their products for testing.The committee voted in favor of… Continue reading

Give drug felons food stamps, many states now say

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald… Continue reading

An adult bald eagle flies near a group of eagles roosting along Lemon Creek on Monday.

Photo: Roosting eagles

An adult bald eagle flies near a group of eagles roosting along Lemon Creek on Monday.… Continue reading

An adult bald eagle flies near a group of eagles roosting along Lemon Creek on Monday.

Lawsuit challenges road projects in Southeast

KETCHIKAN — Several environmental and conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the decisions of two federal agencies regarding road projects on Revillagigedo Island in… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.… Continue reading

Accompanied by the Juneau Symphony and Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson sings Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, in a Sunday concert directed by conductor Troy Quinn.

Photo: Juneau Symphony

Accompanied by the Juneau Symphony and Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson sings Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, in a concert directed by conductor Troy Quinn Sunday.… Continue reading

Accompanied by the Juneau Symphony and Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson sings Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, in a Sunday concert directed by conductor Troy Quinn.

Grizzly mauls bear hunter; hunting partner kills bear

ANCHORAGE — A 77-year-old bear hunter is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a grizzly.Alaska State Troopers on Monday identified the hunter… Continue reading

Moose shot at Wasilla home; woman cited for feeding wildlife

WASILLA — A Wasilla woman has been cited for feeding moose at the same location where an aggressive moose was later shot.Alaska State Troopers say… Continue reading

Police & fire for Tuesday, April 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

Correction

A photo caption on A2 of Friday’s Juneau Empire incorrectly identified Judy Ripley as July Ripley, based on misinformation provided to the Empire.The Empire regrets… Continue reading

Scam alert for Readers’ Choice winners

Juneau Empire Readers’ Choice Award winners, please be aware someone may be trying to scam you.It has come to our attention that a business known… Continue reading

Supreme Court case raises questions about tribal convictions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of… Continue reading

Feds taking public comments on offshore drilling impact

NEW ORLEANS — Supporters and opponents of offshore drilling can get in their say Monday at a public meeting at a hotel near New Orleans’… Continue reading

History repeats: US women’s soccer team still in wage fight

Trailblazers for the U.S. women’s national team can’t believe their successors are still having the same debate over equal pay and treatment.Michelle Akers and Julie… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016
  • By ANNE M. PETERSON

Countdown to Kentucky Derby begins

The road to the Kentucky Derby is just about over. Now comes the countdown to the first Saturday in May.And it’s always a jittery one… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016
  • By RICHARD ROSENBLATT

Ethiopians complete first-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016
  • By JIMMY GOLEN

The art of the NFL schedule

Theirs is the NFL’s most secretive room. It’s on the fifth floor of the league’s Park Avenue headquarters, has glass that’s frosted opaque, soundproof walls,… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016
  • By SAM FARMER
University of Alaska Southeast students Melissa Arnold, center, Hannah Wolfe-McPike, left, and Callie Conerton play with puppies Ray, right, and Max in the student government office at UAS on Monday. Conerton, the UAS Student Body President, had the idea to use the puppies as a stress release for students getting ready for next week's finals.

Photo: Puppy Break

University of Alaska Southeast students Melissa Arnold, center, Hannah Wolfe-McPike, left, and Callie Conerton play with puppies Ray, right, and Max in the student government… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast students Melissa Arnold, center, Hannah Wolfe-McPike, left, and Callie Conerton play with puppies Ray, right, and Max in the student government office at UAS on Monday. Conerton, the UAS Student Body President, had the idea to use the puppies as a stress release for students getting ready for next week's finals.

Judge tosses Alaska Democrats’ lawsuit

A Juneau Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Alaska Democratic Party against the state of Alaska for its refusal to allow… Continue reading