For bill seeking to restrict sex ed, it was try, try, try and try again ─ then succeed

The fourth time was the charm for a bill that places restrictions on the teaching of sexual education in Alaska schools.In a 21-18 vote, the… Continue reading

Cover of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"

New York Times bestselling author makes stop in Juneau

New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford will be coming to Juneau to speak on his award-winning novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and… Continue reading

Cover of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"
Norris Glacier is located south of Juneau, near the Taku Inlet.

Update: Pilot of crashed helicopter medevaced in critical condition

A helicopter pilot who was injured in a crash on Norris Glacier on Thursday afternoon was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to… Continue reading

Norris Glacier is located south of Juneau, near the Taku Inlet.

Juneau midwives talk about what their job is really like, and the rising popularity of their craft in Alaska

For this year’s International Day of the Midwife, three of Juneau’s own practitioners sat down with the Empire to talk myths of childbirth — and… Continue reading

New commander to take over at US Army Pacific

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — A new commander is taking over as the leader of Army soldiers in the Pacific.Gen. Robert Brown succeeds Gen. Vincent Brooks… Continue reading

Anthony Mallott, president and CEO of Sealaska, speaks about the Native corporation's finances that will be announced in their 2015 annual report during an interview on Monday.

Sealaska’s 2015 annual report shows net income of $12 million

Stability in motion — that’s the message Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott wants to get across to its nearly 22,000 shareholders in its 2015… Continue reading

Anthony Mallott, president and CEO of Sealaska, speaks about the Native corporation's finances that will be announced in their 2015 annual report during an interview on Monday.

Couple forced daughters to live in basement, face child neglect charges

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska couple faces child neglect charges after authorities said their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house… Continue reading

Critics question mine exploration near eagle preserve

ANCHORAGE — In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.In the… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, May 5, 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

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise ship season Monday. Millonzi is in his eighth season selling tours.

Photo: Slow day for tours

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise… Continue reading

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise ship season Monday. Millonzi is in his eighth season selling tours.

Eagle hit plane before crash that killed 4

ANCHORAGE — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four… Continue reading

Sitka rejects appeal of landslide-destroyed property value

SITKA — Sitka officials have voted to uphold the city assessor’s figure on the taxable value of a home that was destroyed by a deadly… Continue reading

House spends third day debating crime bill

The Alaska House has voted to prohibit probation officers from searching the homes of Alaskans under electronic monitoring as a result of criminal charges or… Continue reading

Single vote dooms new restrictions on sex education

A bill that would have required local school districts to approve sex education courses in Alaska schools has failed by a single vote in the… Continue reading

Mining tax increase gets hearing in House Finance

The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike on the state’s most profitable mining operations.House Bill 253 is one of… Continue reading

Chamber takes to the channel for weekly luncheon May 12

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce will be taking its food to go at its May 12 weekly Luncheon.Chamber members and other attendees will be eating… Continue reading

Warlita Luciano waits with her husband, Teddy, as Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel put out a fire at their trailer home in the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park Wednesday. The fire started about 10 a.m. and there were no reported injuries.

Trailer at Thunder Mountain Mobile Park total loss after Wednesday fire

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters worked Wednesday morning to extinguish a mobile home fire in the Mendenhall Valley.The Juneau Police Department dispatch received a call at… Continue reading

Warlita Luciano waits with her husband, Teddy, as Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel put out a fire at their trailer home in the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park Wednesday. The fire started about 10 a.m. and there were no reported injuries.

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination.The conservative tea… Continue reading

Trump virtually clinches nomination

INDIANAPOLIS — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in… Continue reading