Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Grand jury indicts woman charged in 2014 homicide

A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 28-year-old woman less than two weeks after her arrest in connection to an unsolved 2014 homicide.Nora Edith… Continue reading

Dr. Michael Shuman delivers his keynote speech during the Juneau Economic Development Council's Innovation Summit at Centennial Hall on Monday. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur, is considered a globally-recognized expert of community economics.

Innovation Summit begins with strong emphasis on local businesses

If there’s one impression that Michael Shuman, the first of three keynote speakers at this year’s Innovation Summit, left with his audience, it’s the importance… Continue reading

Dr. Michael Shuman delivers his keynote speech during the Juneau Economic Development Council's Innovation Summit at Centennial Hall on Monday. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur, is considered a globally-recognized expert of community economics.

CEO: Hydropower will bring the heat

The minds behind Juneau Hydroelectric Inc. are in hot water - and that’s just the way they want it.At a session of the Juneau Innovation… Continue reading

The Glacier Highway Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Project may be changes intended to help cyclists, walkers and drivers in the Lemon Creek area. Picture taken June 2013.

State considers fixes for Lemon Creek roads

The Alaska Department of Transportation is pondering changes to Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, but before construction begins in 2017, engineers want the public’s ideas.The… Continue reading

The Glacier Highway Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Project may be changes intended to help cyclists, walkers and drivers in the Lemon Creek area. Picture taken June 2013.

Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods

JUNEAU — The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near… Continue reading

Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, speaks with House Finance Co-Chairs Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, left, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, in the House of Representatives on Monday as they discuss changing their governing rules to focus on the budget crisis.

Nothing but the budget, House says

In an unprecedented action, the Alaska House of Representatives voted 38-1 Monday to suspend work on all bills not related to the state budget.House Concurrent… Continue reading

Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, speaks with House Finance Co-Chairs Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, left, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, in the House of Representatives on Monday as they discuss changing their governing rules to focus on the budget crisis.
Ken Koelsch is running for mayor.

Candidate profiles: Meet Juneau’s next mayor

On March 15, the City and Borough of Juneau will hold a special mayoral election to determine who will fill the rest of former Mayor… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch is running for mayor.

Anchorage LIO proposal offers savings, settlement to lawsuit

A proposal by the building owners to keep the Legislature in the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building could save the state millions of dollars and… Continue reading

Madi Nolan-Grimes, clinical director of The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, weighs newborn Johannes Ulyess Burnett during an in-home visit with new parents Lynn and Chad Burnett. The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center recently received a grant that funds a new program that will extend postpartum support to more mothers and their families.

More support for more moms

“How’s his eating been?” asked Madi Nolan-Grimes, the clinical director of The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. “He’s a snacker, he doesn’t eat for… Continue reading

Madi Nolan-Grimes, clinical director of The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, weighs newborn Johannes Ulyess Burnett during an in-home visit with new parents Lynn and Chad Burnett. The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center recently received a grant that funds a new program that will extend postpartum support to more mothers and their families.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Monday, Feb. 8, 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

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Amy Jo Meiners records the floating time of a student's parachute during an class engineering project on Friday. Micah Brown, left, and Kelsey Barker take notes as the students learn the effects of canopy size, materials and suspension line length in making the best parachutes.

Photos: Parachutes away

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-graders Alex Filkov, right, and Kean Buss take turns releasing their parachutes during an class engineering project on Friday. The students… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Amy Jo Meiners records the floating time of a student's parachute during an class engineering project on Friday. Micah Brown, left, and Kelsey Barker take notes as the students learn the effects of canopy size, materials and suspension line length in making the best parachutes.
Coogan Construction employees work on a new building in the Island Hills Apartments complex located in West Juneau on Cordova Street on Friday. The complex will hold a total of 72 two-bedroom units when completed in June 2017.

Analysis: Fewer Juneau homes built in 2015

Just off of Mendenhall Loop Road — nestled between the Juneau School District Parking bus storage lot, Auke Bay Elementary School and the Squires Rest… Continue reading

Coogan Construction employees work on a new building in the Island Hills Apartments complex located in West Juneau on Cordova Street on Friday. The complex will hold a total of 72 two-bedroom units when completed in June 2017.

Around Town

Juneau Skating Club 11th annual Basic Skills Competition, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena. Figure skaters and skaters will compete in a variety of ice… Continue reading

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for the Wearable Art Extravaganza to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. Saturday's show is sold out and as of Thursday 130 tickets remain for Sunday's show. According to Nancy DeCherney, executive director for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, volunteers are still needed.

Photo: Falling Lights

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for… Continue reading

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for the Wearable Art Extravaganza to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. Saturday's show is sold out and as of Thursday 130 tickets remain for Sunday's show. According to Nancy DeCherney, executive director for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, volunteers are still needed.
City Engineering Director Rorie Watt is one of two finalists for the Juneau city manager position.

Finalists named in city manager search

In mid August, City Manager Kim Kiefer announced that she planned to retire, sending city officials into an urgent search to find her replacement. Almost… Continue reading

City Engineering Director Rorie Watt is one of two finalists for the Juneau city manager position.

Bystanders come to woman’s aid during assault

Two people early Thursday morning near Telephone Hill Park heard a loud argument and then found a man on top of a woman, striking her… Continue reading

Moving forward with the arts

Government, education and art leaders in the community came together Thursday to answer one question about arts in the schools: What’s next for Juneau?Alaska’s capital… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 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