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High school students plan gun safety rally
High school students plan gun safety rally
Opinion: Do we have a political will for gun control?

Opinion: Do we have a political will for gun control?

Why are we so obsessed with killing each other?

Opinion: Do we have a political will for gun control?
This screenshot of a video provided by the Fairbanks Police Department shows Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks officers shortly before the fatal shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre on Dec. 24, 2017. (Screenshot)

Fairbanks police release video of fatal shooting

Two weeks after the Alaska Department of Law declined to criminally charge the Fairbanks Police Department in the shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre, the… Continue reading

This screenshot of a video provided by the Fairbanks Police Department shows Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks officers shortly before the fatal shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre on Dec. 24, 2017. (Screenshot)
Juneau Police Department officers search near the intersection Blackerby Street and Glacier Highway on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Bike theft results in gunshots, but no injuries

An attempted bike theft near Twin Lakes early Thursday morning led to gunshots.

Juneau Police Department officers search near the intersection Blackerby Street and Glacier Highway on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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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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A stock image of a gun care kit. (Metro Creative Connection Stock Image)

Man dies from gunshot wound

A Juneau man died Saturday from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a Juneau Police Department press release. The man, identified as 63-year-old… Continue reading

A stock image of a gun care kit. (Metro Creative Connection Stock Image)
A stock image of a gun care kit. This is not the gun involved in this past Friday’s incident. (Metro Creative Connection Stock Image)

Nobody harmed after gun goes off near children

As children enjoyed the sunshine this past Friday afternoon, their playtime was interrupted by an unwelcome sound: a gunshot. A 69-year-old man was in his… Continue reading

A stock image of a gun care kit. This is not the gun involved in this past Friday’s incident. (Metro Creative Connection Stock Image)
Range officer Bruce Bowler dons his hearing protection before two teams participate in the pistol-shooting competition at the 21st annual Legislative Shoot on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Juneau Gun Club. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

Alaska lawmakers, staff and more muster for 21st annual Legislative Shoot

For the 21st consecutive year, lawmakers, staff and their families gathered at the Juneau Gun Club for the annual Legislative Shoot. The shoot invites teams… Continue reading

Range officer Bruce Bowler dons his hearing protection before two teams participate in the pistol-shooting competition at the 21st annual Legislative Shoot on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Juneau Gun Club. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School student Theo Houck, left, leads a cheer as student participate in the National School Walk Out on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The students marched from school to the Capitol in support of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting one month ago. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Hundreds of Juneau high schoolers join nationwide protest on Florida shooting’s anniversary

Inside the Alaska State Capitol, a shout echoed in the stairwell: “The kids are coming!” Outside the building was a louder shout, one that reverberated… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas High School student Theo Houck, left, leads a cheer as student participate in the National School Walk Out on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The students marched from school to the Capitol in support of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting one month ago. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Stella Tallmon testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee in favor of HB 75, a gun violence protective orders bill, at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local students champion gun-control bill in Legislature

Juneau high school students and dozens of other Alaskans offered two hours of impassioned testimony Wednesday afternoon on the first gun-control proposal considered by the… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Stella Tallmon testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee in favor of HB 75, a gun violence protective orders bill, at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A man signs a banner as people pay tribute at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Thousands of students joined their parents in walking past the three-story building at the Florida high school where the Feb. 14 shooting took place. It is now cordoned off by a chain link fence that was covered with banners from other schools showing their support. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

In Alaska Legislature, little action in response to Florida shooting

In a visit to Juneau last week, U.S. Rep. Don Young suggested that Americans should turn to their state lawmakers for a response to the… Continue reading

A man signs a banner as people pay tribute at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Thousands of students joined their parents in walking past the three-story building at the Florida high school where the Feb. 14 shooting took place. It is now cordoned off by a chain link fence that was covered with banners from other schools showing their support. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Alaska remains No. 1 state for gun deaths

Alaska has the highest rate of firearm deaths in the nation, according to national figures newly finalized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.… Continue reading