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Local chapter of anti-gun violence organization starting up

A group of Juneau residents is joining a national movement, starting tonight. The first meeting of the Juneau chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun… Continue reading

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Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)

Meeting looks to spur feedback about Roadless Rule

The first of two Juneau meetings asking for public feedback on the Roadless Rule is taking place this Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service is looking… Continue reading

Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)
A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)

Agencies throw celebration of local hiking trail

A Douglas Island trail has been getting a makeover, and people can get an update on the progress this Tuesday.

A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)
Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Annual 9/11 remembrance taking place Tuesday morning

This Tuesday, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club is continuing its promise to never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The organization’s annual September 11… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Brian Van Kirk, music chair at Thunder Mountain High School, is hosting a Musical Instrument Donation Drive. On Saturday, Sept.8 from 9 a.m.-noon at TMHS,… Continue reading

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday
UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series
UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series
From left to right, Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker and Mark Begich are the three principal candidates for Alaska governor in 2018. (Michael Penn photos | Juneau Empire composite)

Juneau Chamber of Commerce hosts gubernatorial forum at noon Thursday

At noon today, incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker will appear alongside Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy at a forum hosted in Centennial Hall… Continue reading

From left to right, Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker and Mark Begich are the three principal candidates for Alaska governor in 2018. (Michael Penn photos | Juneau Empire composite)
This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City Museum, libraries hiring full-time position

They’re looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to help coordinate programs, class visits and volunteers.

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Gallery opens with Alaska wilderness artwork

A group of artists is hoping to bring people into the wilderness with their artwork, and their work is taking over a gallery at Centennial… Continue reading

“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
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Auction aims to raise money for new church elevator

This Friday night, the Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 70 are joining forces to help a local church replace its elevator. Northern… Continue reading

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Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum invite Alaskan authors and artists to submit an application for vending space at the APK… Continue reading

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit
Shoppers flood Kindred Post. (Courtesy Photo | Kindred Post)

Kindred Post anniversary party comes with music, photos, deals

After four years of being in business, Kindred Post is throwing a party. As part of First Friday, Kindred Post’s celebration will run from 4:30-7:30… Continue reading

Shoppers flood Kindred Post. (Courtesy Photo | Kindred Post)
Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)

Bronze house posts to be unveiled Sunday downtown

Three bronze house posts will take their place in front of the Walter Soboleff Building in downtown Juneau this Sunday. Each post is made by… Continue reading

Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)
Kim Champney, a disability advocate, meets with Melvin Starr, center, and Luis Hernandez to hang posters at the Mendenhall Mall advertising this weekend’s Disability Pride Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grassroots group plans Disability Pride day at Marine Park

Event falls on ADA anniversary, and amid policy, funding changes.

Kim Champney, a disability advocate, meets with Melvin Starr, center, and Luis Hernandez to hang posters at the Mendenhall Mall advertising this weekend’s Disability Pride Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)