Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Assault• At 10:27 a.m. Monday, JPD investigated a report of assault in the 1600 block of Renninger Street.Disorderly conduct• At 2:53 a.m. Monday, JPD responded… Continue reading

Moratorium for pot business permits extended

Prospective marijuana businesses will have to wait until next year to apply for conditional use permits.In an unanimous vote Monday night, the City and Borough… Continue reading

Lessons before the school bell

Making a difference sometimes starts with learning someone’s name.When Al Sletten picks up students on bus number 40 in the early hour of a school… Continue reading

Photo: Pink Martini performs

Vocalist Storm Large takes a break from singing to play percussion during Pink Martini's performance at Centennial Hall on Sunday evening. The sell-out event was… Continue reading

City restricts senior tax exemptions

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed an ordinance restricting the senior sales tax exemption during a meeting Monday night, despite nearly two hours of testimony… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Assault• At 12:33 a.m. Sunday, the Juneau Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 9400 block of Glacier Highway and 30-year-old Jonathan Williams James… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 22

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Community Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Senior sales tax vote on Monday

The tsunami generated by Wednesday’s earthquake in Chile missed Juneau, but there is another tsunami headed straight for the City and Borough’s Assembly Chambers. It’s… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Sept. 21

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Photo: Drive electric

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate… Continue reading

New life for the Thane Ore House

Plywood boards cover the windows and doors of the building that used to house the Thane Ore House Salmon Bake. Run-down and weathered by the… Continue reading

Photo: Car party

Mendenhall Auto Center celebrated the reopening of its renovated showroom on Friday with a party open to members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.… Continue reading

A kinder Juneau starts with the kids

It’s a simple concept that some worry might be going out of style — be kind.That was the message Brian Williams, founder of the non-profit… Continue reading

Photo: Porcupine Lodge ribbon cutting

City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members (from left) Jesse Kiehl, Jerry Nankervis, Karen Crane and Kate Troll cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Porcupine… Continue reading

Photo: Trumpeting jazz

Alaska jazz composer and trumpet player Yngvil Vatn Guttu performs with keyboardist Rob Cohen for students at the Juneau Community Charter School on Friday. … Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Sept. 20

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Feds pay for Southeast kids to visit park

The National Park Service has announced that students from five Southeast schools will be transported free to Glacier Bay National Park this spring as part… Continue reading

Petersburg beach tainted with sewage

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that it has found high levels of fecal coliform bacteria at Petersburg’s Sandy Beach.The beach is a popular… Continue reading


• In the police blotter published in the Empire on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Juneau Empire erroneously stated that two people were arrested on Egan… Continue reading

Industry, private jewelers at odds over marketing

By the end of the week, the cruise tourism season will be over. Most of the ships will make their way south to the warmer… Continue reading