Eaglecrest Ski Area to fully open

Juneau’s local ski area will fully open for the first time in a year this weekend and will remain open every day except Christmas Day… Continue reading

Juneau’s Innovation Summit begins registration

The Juneau Economic Development Council opened registration for the fifth annual Innovation Summit, which will take place Feb. 8-9, 2016.The summit will feature national and… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

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

Ferry meeting tonight in Assembly chambers

The Alaska Marine Highway System is holding a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Assembly Chambers of the City and Borough of Juneau.… Continue reading

In climate deal, Obama sees legacy he hopes won’t be undone

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, many of his victories have been tempered by a harsh reality: what he’s built up, the next president or… Continue reading

Americans want to get tougher on the Islamic State

WASHINGTON — After terrorist attacks at home and abroad, more Americans than ever — but still less than half — support sending U.S. ground troops… Continue reading

In this Nov. 1 photo, debris of a Russian airplane is seen at the site a day after the passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Hassana, Egypt.

Egypt’s finding on Russian jet crash conflicts with others

CAIRO — Egypt said Monday it has not yet found any sign of terrorism in the deadly Oct. 31 crash of a Russian passenger jet… Continue reading

In this Nov. 1 photo, debris of a Russian airplane is seen at the site a day after the passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Hassana, Egypt.

After beating Aldo, McGregor wants to hold a second UFC belt

LAS VEGAS — Gab is just one of Conor McGregor’s many gifts.The Irish star possesses a punching power that has made him an undisputed world… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015
  • By GREG BEACHAM

Wilson throws 5 TDs as Seahawks crush Ravens

BALTIMORE — As long as Russell Wilson continues to fling touchdown passes at a dizzying rate, the Seattle Seahawks just might survive their alarming shortage… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015
  • By DAVID GINSBURG

With streak over, regular season begins

MILWAUKEE — Every victory raised the stakes for the Golden State Warriors.Now that their record winning streak is over, the defending NBA champions can return… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015
  • By GENARO C. ARMAS

Dalton suffers fractured thumb, Bengals fall to Steelers 33-20

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton broke his right thumb while making a tackle on an interception, and the Steelers roughed up backup AJ McCarron while pulling… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015
Claire Richardson addresses a full crowd Sunday during the celebration of life of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk held at Centennial Hall. Richardson, a friend and neighbor to Fisk, served as master of ceremony.

Mayor Fisk many things to many people

Juneau residents communed at Centennial Hall on Sunday to pay tribute to a man who in life captured the minds and imaginations of those in… Continue reading

Claire Richardson addresses a full crowd Sunday during the celebration of life of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk held at Centennial Hall. Richardson, a friend and neighbor to Fisk, served as master of ceremony.

Photo: Juneau serene

All is quiet “out the road” in Juneau on a recent morning.… Continue reading

Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

ANCHORAGE — Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum… Continue reading

In Memoriam of the mayor

At the end of October I had the privelge of sitting down with Greg Fisk — Juneau’s then recently elected (and even more recently sworn… Continue reading

In a Dec. 4 photo, lettuce grows under red and blue lights at Alaska Natural Organics in the Old Matanuska Maid building on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage. The company recently delivered hydroponic grown basil, it’s first sale, to Carrs Safeway and New Sagaya stores.

‘Vertical farm’ sends greens to market

ANCHORAGE — Eight boxes of living basil made it to a handful of Anchorage grocery stores in the first week of December, marking the first… Continue reading

In a Dec. 4 photo, lettuce grows under red and blue lights at Alaska Natural Organics in the Old Matanuska Maid building on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage. The company recently delivered hydroponic grown basil, it’s first sale, to Carrs Safeway and New Sagaya stores.

Ferries could face more cuts

KODIAK — The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System says he expects a $5 million cut to the organization’s operating budget next year.The budget… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Photo: Chilkat’s winter wear

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Electric official outlines $15 million upgrades for Sitka utility

SITKA — Officials with Sitka’s electric department have plans for $15.7 million in projects over the next decade to address weaknesses in the city’s electric… Continue reading

Attorneys nix proposed ballot language in LGBT ordinance repeal

ANCHORAGE — Opponents of Anchorage’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender non-discrimination law may need to get more specific in their ballot language seeking repeal.City attorneys… Continue reading