UAB talks sewage sludge options

There’s a barge on the horizon headed for Seattle; its contents ultimately headed for Oregon. With one hand, the city officials watching it leave Juneau… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

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Man arrested for discharging chemical spray in Foodland

A 29-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly used pepper spray or something similar inside the downtown Foodland IGA, reported the Juneau Police Department.JPD received… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Nov. 6

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Photo: Sweeney Todd at Perseverance

Sweeney Todd, played by Enrique Bravo, cries over the body of the beggar woman, played by Christina Apathy, during a rehearsal of the Perseverance Theatre's… Continue reading

From left, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt, Planning and Community Development Director Maegan Bosak and City Administrator Mark Gorman listen to reporters' questions today at City Hall.

Sitka officials talk about leaked jail video

Reacting to the online release of a video that shows a young man being Tased in the city jail, Sitka city officials on Wednesday expressed… Continue reading

From left, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt, Planning and Community Development Director Maegan Bosak and City Administrator Mark Gorman listen to reporters' questions today at City Hall.

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 5

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Nominations open for 2016 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

The Alaska SeaLife Center will accept nominations until Dec. 7 for the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards, which recognize those who have made significant contributions to… Continue reading

City museum to host ‘Coffee and Collections’

Andrew Bogar, Disaster Program Specialist at the American Red Cross of Alaska, will speak Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as part of the museum’s… Continue reading

Life-threatening injuries for one survivor after plane crash

Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center staff identified Martha Mackowiak, 51, as the passenger medevaced last night from Juneau to Seattle after surviving a plane crash.Although stabilized… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND and PAULA ANN SOLIS
  • NewsLocal News
Downtown Juneau.

City housing incentive nearly ready

The city is only months away from implementing its accessory apartment incentive program, Lands and Resources Manager Greg Chaney told the members of the Affordable… Continue reading

Downtown Juneau.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

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Around town for Wednesday, Nov. 4

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn, 32, appears in Juneau Superior Court Tuesday for his arraignment on first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and weapons misconduct charges in the murder of 30-year-old Brandon C. Cook at the Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park Oct. 20.

Juneau man pleads not guilty in Valley murder

A Juneau resident accused of shooting and killing a man “execution style” in a Mendenhall Valley trailer park last month maintained his innocence during a… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn, 32, appears in Juneau Superior Court Tuesday for his arraignment on first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and weapons misconduct charges in the murder of 30-year-old Brandon C. Cook at the Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park Oct. 20.

Photo: Duck watchers

Haley Gaines watches the ducks at Rotary Park on Riverside Drive with her daughters Kaley, 3, and Kore, 7, on Monday.… Continue reading

Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.

Falling in between the cracks

Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability — a premature death.A two-day search by Glory… Continue reading

Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.

Land trade helps city tackle housing

Just off of Glacier Highway, across from Sherwood Lane, sits the city-owned Pederson Hill Subdivision. It’s hard to recognize unless you know what you’re looking… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 3

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Mendenhall Library to hold grand opening Saturday

The new Mendenhall Valley Public Library will hold a grand-opening celebration from 11 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading