Peterson remains president of Tlingit and Haida Central Council

Richard Peterson was elected to his second term as president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He ran… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Chuck Raab plants radishes in the Glory Hole's rooftop garden on Tuesday. Raab said he has been staying at the shelter since August.

The heart of the garden

Each summer the Glory Hole, downtown Juneau’s homeless shelter and soup kitchen, harvests as much as a quarter of all the produce it uses on… Continue reading

Chuck Raab plants radishes in the Glory Hole's rooftop garden on Tuesday. Raab said he has been staying at the shelter since August.

Mental Health Trust considers project in Southeast Alaska

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is considering a heavy mineral prospect in Southeast Alaska.The prospect would be at Icy Cape, a… Continue reading

CEO: Sitka hospital fiscal condition improving

Sitka Community Hospital isn’t out of the red yet but things are improving, CEO Rob Allen says.Allen has been managing the hospital since the previous… Continue reading

Infographic: The winter that wasn't

Infographic: The winter that wasn’t

Theoretically, Juneau could still get snow. After all, it snowed in May 1945. That won't happen this year. Officially, this winter will go into the… Continue reading

Infographic: The winter that wasn't

Audit: No misuse of Juneau’s head taxes

Digging in for what will likely be a costly legal battle with the cruise industry over the alleged misuse of head taxes, many city officials… Continue reading

Retired teacher Linda Torgerson, top left,hugs second-grade teacher Jess Page during opening day ceremonies for the Juneau Community Charter School in August 2010.

A legacy of learning, teaching and wonder

When asked when she first started working with students, Linda Torgerson laughed and said, “About a hundred years ago.”It was actually in the early 1980s.… Continue reading

Retired teacher Linda Torgerson, top left,hugs second-grade teacher Jess Page during opening day ceremonies for the Juneau Community Charter School in August 2010.

Photo: Mini-con artist speaks to students

Kazu Kibuishi, a Japanese-American graphic novel author and illustrator now based in the Seattle area, speaks to students at Gastineau Elementary School on Friday. Kibuishi… Continue reading

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police & fire for Sunday, April 24, 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

Twin Lakes playground to close April 26

Twin Lakes playground will be closed while upgrades for ADA accessibility are installed throughout the playground. Construction will begin on Tuesday, April 26, and the… Continue reading

Police seek help finding home burglar

The front door of a Mendenhall Valley home was kicked in earlier this month and the burglar left with more than $2,000 in jewelry, according… Continue reading

Grand jury indicts woman in assault case

A Juneau grand jury indicted a woman tied to a downtown assault earlier this month.Natalia L. Sanders, 33, faces a third-degree felony assault charge after… Continue reading

Police search for man at center of clinic closure

Police are still trying to contact a man who threatened to harm people at a Juneau behavioral health unit Thursday afternoon.A 55-year-old Juneau man walked… Continue reading

911 call services restored to Verizon Wireless customers

All Juneau residents using Verizon cellphones should now be able to call 911 for emergency services following an interruption Friday morning.At approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday,… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast drama student Rochelle Smallwood gets students to participate in their production of "The Fisherman and his Wife" at Montessori Borealis School on Thursday, April 14.

What elementary students can learn from a talking flounder

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of Perseverance Theatre,” Shona Osterhout said to a room of roughly 70 Montessori Borealis first through fourth graders.Several… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast drama student Rochelle Smallwood gets students to participate in their production of "The Fisherman and his Wife" at Montessori Borealis School on Thursday, April 14.

Around Town

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

Police & fire for Friday, April 22, 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

The return of the apprenticeship

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development spoke about the department’s efforts to expand its apprenticeship programs during Thursday’s Juneau Chamber… Continue reading