The front page of the Empire on June 24, 1986

This Day in Juneau History: June 24, 1986

On June 24, 1986, work began on an access road to Sheep Creek tunnel of the Alaska-Juneau Mine, potentially leading to future ore sampling and… Continue reading

The front page of the Empire on June 24, 1986

Around Town

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. T.J. Duffy to play a variety of music. Senior Lunch, noon,… Continue reading

Judge denies defendant’s desire for mistrial

A defendant became visibly upset in court Thursday after claiming deliberate misconduct by the prosecution and some indifference by the judge: “I got you by… Continue reading

The future site of Southeast Alaska Laboratories LLC, Juneau's first marijuana facility, on Jenkins Drive.

Juneau’s first pot testing lab applies for permit, license

When drafting their regulations for the growth and sale of marijuana, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board and the Juneau Assembly split the budding industry into… Continue reading

The future site of Southeast Alaska Laboratories LLC, Juneau's first marijuana facility, on Jenkins Drive.
In this file photo taken June 14, 2016, the Juneau School Board approves contracts with the teachers and support staff unions at a regular meeting.

School board approves contract with third union

The Juneau School Board approved a contract between the school district and the principals and administrators’ union during Tuesday night’s special meeting.With about 20 members,… Continue reading

In this file photo taken June 14, 2016, the Juneau School Board approves contracts with the teachers and support staff unions at a regular meeting.
In this July 2014 file photo, rising water starts to cover the Skater's Cabin walkway to Mendenhall Lake after reports that the ice lake in Suicide Basin has released.

The return of the jökulhlaup

Jökulhlaup season is back.Juneau city officials announced Thursday afternoon that Suicide Basin, a depression above the Mendenhall Lake, has started filling with rain and melt… Continue reading

In this July 2014 file photo, rising water starts to cover the Skater's Cabin walkway to Mendenhall Lake after reports that the ice lake in Suicide Basin has released.

Police and Fire report for Thursday, June 23, 2016

Burglary• At 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, JPD received a report of a burglary in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway. Investigation continues.• At 10:57 a.m. Wednesday,… Continue reading

Police arrest woman in odd home burglary

The Juneau Police Department said Wednesday it arrested a woman in connection to a home burglary on Taku Boulevard.Reyna Marie Regalado, 31, was arrested on… Continue reading

Correction

In a caption for a photograph that ran on page A2 on Wednesday’s newspaper, the Empire erroneously stated Carlton Smith was a trustee of the… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

State repeals student data requirement in educator evaluations

The state Board of Education and Early Development, which met last week, repealed the requirement that school districts consider data about student achievement when they… Continue reading

Chamber lunch moves to Moose Lodge

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at the Moose Lodge for its Golf Classic Awards Luncheon this afternoon. Like most other chamber luncheons,… Continue reading

Kris McClure sits astride one of his three pedicabs. McClure started Alaska Pedicab last fall. Now in its first season, the business offers shuttle rides and downtown tours to locals and cruise passengers alike.

Peddling tours: Pedicab business offers new way to see Juneau

From the backseat of one of Juneau’s three new pedicabs, life is easy. Riders get to kick back and enjoy their pedal-powered tour of downtown.… Continue reading

Kris McClure sits astride one of his three pedicabs. McClure started Alaska Pedicab last fall. Now in its first season, the business offers shuttle rides and downtown tours to locals and cruise passengers alike.

Defendant-turned-attorney arguing cop conspiracy is a murder suspect

The woman an incarcerated man called the “love of his life” was also a Juneau Police Department informant, proof that police were conspiring to take… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker speaks during a press conference in Juneau on Sunday after calling for another special session to start in July. Both the House and Senate adjourned the fourth special session over the weekend without passing revenue bills.

With budget at stake, Gov. Walker contemplates vetoing PFD checks

Now that Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has the state budget on his desk, he has the power to veto or reduce appropriations, including the Alaska… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker speaks during a press conference in Juneau on Sunday after calling for another special session to start in July. Both the House and Senate adjourned the fourth special session over the weekend without passing revenue bills.

BC mining minister won’t seek reelection

Alaska’s relationship with British Columbia’s mining interests was complicated this week by the retirement of BC Energy and Mining Minister William “Bill” Bennett, who announced… Continue reading

The State of Alaska is considering selling the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Taku. The ship was commissioned in 1963.

Alaska ferry system looking into selling the Taku

KETCHIKAN — The Alaska Marine Highway System is exploring the sale of the state ferry Taku.“We are looking into retiring the Taku and divesting of… Continue reading

The State of Alaska is considering selling the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Taku. The ship was commissioned in 1963.
Juneau resident Kristen Bomengen testifies in support of an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin at Tuesday night's special Assembly work session.

29 testify in support of equal rights ordinance

Twice during the 1980s Juneau resident Kristen Bomengen was evicted. The first time, her landlord told her it was because he “didn’t like her friends.”… Continue reading

Juneau resident Kristen Bomengen testifies in support of an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin at Tuesday night's special Assembly work session.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Assist• At 8:31 a.m. Monday, the Juneau Police Department assisted Capital City Fire/Rescue with a medical call in the Juneau area.Burglary• At 9:10 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Photo: Cornice installation at the Capitol

Dawson Construction employees work on installing the cornice at the Capitol on Monday.… Continue reading