In this Empire file photo, then mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, then mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)

What Alaska can learn from the sinking of the Essex

The sea is merciless, but technology can be a lifesaver.

A diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)
Keri Williamson, an engineer for the city’s Engineering and Public Works Department, talks about the damage at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. City waste water pumps were overwhelmed during last weekend’s storm and caused a backup of sewage into park’s building that housing the pumps and controls for the whale statue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau whale statue pumps to be repaired by spring, hopefully

The whale will winter on the binnacle list this year.

Keri Williamson, an engineer for the city’s Engineering and Public Works Department, talks about the damage at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. City waste water pumps were overwhelmed during last weekend’s storm and caused a backup of sewage into park’s building that housing the pumps and controls for the whale statue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rosemary Walling, a volunteer and board member of Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, views Saturn and its moons’ orbits as projected by a visiting digital projector from Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The planetarium is currently raising money to replace its aging mechanical projector with a digital one. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rosemary Walling, a volunteer and board member of Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, views Saturn and its moons’ orbits as projected by a visiting digital projector from Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The planetarium is currently raising money to replace its aging mechanical projector with a digital one. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove, walks the Assembly Finance Committee through a detailed breakdown of the city’s expenditures at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

City expenses get thorough review

Deep dive into department details.

Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove, walks the Assembly Finance Committee through a detailed breakdown of the city’s expenditures at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Guitarist Rowan Robertson formerly of Dio, Todd Kerns bassist and vocalist for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and vocalist Johnny Solinger former of Skid Row stand on stage at Centennial Hall, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The rockers are part of the Raiding the Rock Vault lineup. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Guitarist Rowan Robertson formerly of Dio, Todd Kerns bassist and vocalist for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and vocalist Johnny Solinger former of Skid Row stand on stage at Centennial Hall, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The rockers are part of the Raiding the Rock Vault lineup. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas and Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshall Dan Jager pose for a photo during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo)

Insurance agent donates fire safety kit to CCFR

The kit helps children familiarize themselves with a bail-out plan.

State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas and Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshall Dan Jager pose for a photo during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo)
The Juneau Police Department is holding a online vehicle auction for 17 vehicles beginning Oct. 21, 2019 at 8 a.m.

JPD vehicle auction begins next week

It’s JPD vehicle auction time again!

The Juneau Police Department is holding a online vehicle auction for 17 vehicles beginning Oct. 21, 2019 at 8 a.m.

From the performance stage to cruise docks: Talking with local tour boss

She’s helped her company quadruple in size in eight years.

Eric Fullerton makes his investment pitch during the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s version of “Shark Tank” during their annual conference, held this year at Centennial Center, Oct. 9, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Eric Fullerton makes his investment pitch during the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s version of “Shark Tank” during their annual conference, held this year at Centennial Center, Oct. 9, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opioid crisis still cuts deep in Alaska

Nearly 6 million pills in 6 years.

Election Canvass Review Board members Stuart Sliter, left, and Shirley Campbell make one last review of the municipal election results at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Breaking: Elections results are official

Assembly and School Board members expected to be sworn in soon.

Election Canvass Review Board members Stuart Sliter, left, and Shirley Campbell make one last review of the municipal election results at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Emily Weir’s car fell into chasm washed away on John Street in Douglas the evening of Oct. 5, 2015. Heavy rains in Juneau washed out roads, caused mudslides and damaged houses. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Emily Weir’s car fell into chasm washed away on John Street in Douglas the evening of Oct. 5, 2015. Heavy rains in Juneau washed out roads, caused mudslides and damaged houses. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)