Alaska receives almost 10 times more unemployment filings since shutdown began

There have been almost 10 times more unemployment filings from federal workers in Alaska than normal since the federal shutdown began. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

 

Regional airline cancels scheduled nonstop flights

One less option for travel out of Juneau.

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Normal bus service resumes

Downtown riders rejoice.

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juliea Gregory and Shgen George greet returning chum salmon in the clear water that gives Kaxdigoowu Héen its Tlingit name. (Courtesy Photo | Richard Carstensen)
Juliea Gregory and Shgen George greet returning chum salmon in the clear water that gives Kaxdigoowu Héen its Tlingit name. (Courtesy Photo | Richard Carstensen)
Scott McCutcheon demonstrates with a rescue rope on Tuesday after helping save Bob Funk, a biker who had fallen through the ice at Mendenhall Lake, a few days earlier. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Scott McCutcheon demonstrates with a rescue rope on Tuesday after helping save Bob Funk, a biker who had fallen through the ice at Mendenhall Lake, a few days earlier. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport

KETCHIKAN — A rural Southeast Alaska man suspected of carrying methamphetamine was arrested at the Ketchikan airport. Alaska State Troopers said 50-year-old Stanley Lynch of… Continue reading

Truck plowing snow hits, kills dog

“She was part of our family.”

Alaska State Trooper Scott Carson, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Shaun Kuzakin, Juneau Police Department Matt Dubois and JPD Sgt. Sterling Salisbury listen to Ric Iannolino voice his concerns during an open house on crime in Juneau at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The meeting was organized by members of the Public Safety Employees Association. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska State Trooper Scott Carson, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Shaun Kuzakin, Juneau Police Department Matt Dubois and JPD Sgt. Sterling Salisbury listen to Ric Iannolino voice his concerns during an open house on crime in Juneau at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The meeting was organized by members of the Public Safety Employees Association. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Swiftly app discontinued for Capital Transit

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Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)