Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada.

Tulsequah Chief Mine owner defaults on debt payment, critics wonder about cleanup responsibility

Tulsequah Chief Mine is still leaking polluted water into a tributary of the Taku River. The mine’s owner, which is tasked with cleaning it up,… Continue reading

Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada.

Photo: May showers

May showers are making for colorful flower displays in Juneau as Mari Carpeneti walks her family’s dogs along Seventh Street in Juneau on Monday.… Continue reading

Driver in police chase remains unnamed

A 22-year-old Juneau man who led police on a late night chase on Saturday isn’t facing charges and remains unnamed, but police expect that to… Continue reading

Juneau woman wins First Lady’s volunteer award

First Lady Donna Walker will recognize a Juneau woman for her efforts to help end heroin addiction in the community.Michele Stuart Morgan, the founder of… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, May 4, 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

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Assembly passes pot rules at Monday meeting

The final outstanding marijuana ordinance cleared the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday night with overwhelming support, finalizing the city’s marijuana regulations for… Continue reading

Police arrest three in Douglas, find possible home burglary connection

Juneau police arrested three people — one in connection to a recent residential burglary and two on outstanding warrants — Tuesday morning after searching a… Continue reading

An alder mask of a mountain goat created by Sheila Dyer was recently part of an exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. It was reported stolen Monday.

Cedar mask artwork stolen from JACC

An investigation is underway following the disappearance of a Juneau woman’s artwork from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center this week.Nancy DeCherney, executive director of… Continue reading

An alder mask of a mountain goat created by Sheila Dyer was recently part of an exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. It was reported stolen Monday.

Assembly passes pot rules at Monday meeting

The final outstanding marijuana ordinance cleared the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday night with overwhelming support, finalizing the city’s marijuana regulations for… Continue reading

Architect Paul Voelkers, of MRV Architects, talks about a proposal for a Juneau Ocean Center that would sit between the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau and Gold Creek on Juneau's downtown waterfront.

Proposed ocean center moves beyond the bronze whale

The minds behind the Juneau Ocean Center are moving forward with the project — with or without the whale sculpture they sought to relocate last… Continue reading

Architect Paul Voelkers, of MRV Architects, talks about a proposal for a Juneau Ocean Center that would sit between the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau and Gold Creek on Juneau's downtown waterfront.
Nicole Flake, left, of Taku Smokeries, competes against Saul De La Mora, of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, in the professional fish filleting contest during the 2015 Juneau Maritime Festival at Marine Park in May 2015. Three people from each seafood processer competed to fillet two coho salmon and were judged for time and accuracy.

Juneau Maritime Festival to feature 300 lbs. of fish and so much more

The Juneau Maritime Festival is a free, family event and a celebration of all things maritime, said coordinator Dana Herndon with the Juneau Economic Development… Continue reading

Nicole Flake, left, of Taku Smokeries, competes against Saul De La Mora, of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, in the professional fish filleting contest during the 2015 Juneau Maritime Festival at Marine Park in May 2015. Three people from each seafood processer competed to fillet two coho salmon and were judged for time and accuracy.

‘Scorching’ weather continues across Southeast Alaska

Well, it was scorching by Southeast standards.April 2016 was the warmest ever recorded in Juneau and Sitka, according to measurements taken by the National Weather… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, May 3, 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

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

University of  Alaska Southeast Chancellor Richard A. Caulfield poses for a selfie with a recent graduate during the 2016 UAS commencement ceremony held Sunday.

UAS ceremony honors 670 grads

The number of University of Alaska Southeast degrees, certificates and licenses handed out during a ceremony on Sunday were among the most ever, according to… Continue reading

University of  Alaska Southeast Chancellor Richard A. Caulfield poses for a selfie with a recent graduate during the 2016 UAS commencement ceremony held Sunday.
Alaxander Oliphant, right, speaks with his court-appointed attorney Tom Wagner during his arraignment in Juneau District Court on Monday. Oliphant is alleged to have crashed his truck into the Governor's Mansion garage door Thursday night while under the influence of alcohol.

Mansion crasher appears in court

A Juneau man said he was just trying to find a spot to park his truck after a long day of traveling. Ramming into Gov.… Continue reading

Alaxander Oliphant, right, speaks with his court-appointed attorney Tom Wagner during his arraignment in Juneau District Court on Monday. Oliphant is alleged to have crashed his truck into the Governor's Mansion garage door Thursday night while under the influence of alcohol.

Mallott: Less confrontation on timber

KETCHIKAN — Alaska should rethink its relationship with environmentalists and its approach to long-term timber policy, said Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Wednesday.Mallott, Gov. Bill… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Lawyer approved for Metlakatla lawsuit

KETCHIKAN — A Seattle-based attorney will be allowed to represent two Metlakatla residents in their federal Civil Rights Act complaint in U.S. District Court.Joseph James… Continue reading