Correction

The headline of a news brief in Thursday’s Empire incorrectly characterized the Inter-Island Ferry Authority as a private ferry system. The system is publicly funded… Continue reading

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

My Turn: Alaska’s ferries – a successful socialist enterprise

“If you’ve got a business,” President Barack Obama said, “you didn’t build that.”By ignoring his preceding sentence, Republicans quickly turned that into one of the… Continue reading

Joshua Lehauli, 28, is shown in Juneau District Court on Thursday for his arraignment on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery for reportedly assaulting another man with a baseball bat and holding him at gunpoint on Sunday. Lehauli was also wanted for a $5,000 arrest warrant connected to two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Man arrested in connection to home invasion attack

First, the suspect entered an apartment demanding someone open a safe. Then, after his demands were ignored, he used a metal baseball bat and a… Continue reading

Joshua Lehauli, 28, is shown in Juneau District Court on Thursday for his arraignment on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery for reportedly assaulting another man with a baseball bat and holding him at gunpoint on Sunday. Lehauli was also wanted for a $5,000 arrest warrant connected to two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Study: Ferry system has $52 million impact

Inter-Island Ferry Authority, which operates out of Hollis, has a $52.2 million economic impact on Prince of Wales Island and in Ketchikan, a new report… Continue reading

Woman stabs man with steak knife during argument

An officer responding to a 911 call earlier this month found a man with puncture wounds in his upper body and blood stains on the… Continue reading

Dignitaries celebrate a ribbon cutting during the grand opening of the Terraces at Lawson Creek housing facility on Douglas Island on Wednesday. Phase one, with 40 units, was recently completed with one, two and three-bedroom units with an on-site community center. Groundbreaking for phase two is expected this spring for another 35 units.The project is run by Volunteers of America Alaska and received additional funding from the Alaska Housing Fnance Corporation and the Rasmuson Foundation. From left: Robin Keller, of Volunteer of Amercia Inc., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Diane Kaplan, CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation, Mayor Mary Becker, Elaine Dahlgren, President/CEO of Volunteers of American Alaska, Debbie Boiney, of the Rasmuson Foundation, and Bryan Butcher, CEO of the AHFC.

Photo: Affordable housing

Dignitaries celebrate a ribbon cutting during the grand opening of the Terraces at Lawson Creek housing facility on Douglas Island on Wednesday. Phase one, with… Continue reading

Dignitaries celebrate a ribbon cutting during the grand opening of the Terraces at Lawson Creek housing facility on Douglas Island on Wednesday. Phase one, with 40 units, was recently completed with one, two and three-bedroom units with an on-site community center. Groundbreaking for phase two is expected this spring for another 35 units.The project is run by Volunteers of America Alaska and received additional funding from the Alaska Housing Fnance Corporation and the Rasmuson Foundation. From left: Robin Keller, of Volunteer of Amercia Inc., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Diane Kaplan, CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation, Mayor Mary Becker, Elaine Dahlgren, President/CEO of Volunteers of American Alaska, Debbie Boiney, of the Rasmuson Foundation, and Bryan Butcher, CEO of the AHFC.

Juneau woman indicted for misusing more than $20K

The owner of a Juneau realty group noticed unusual activity by some of his tenants last year: they were trying to make non-certified payments for… Continue reading

City names chief housing officer

The city has filled its newly created chief housing officer position.Effective March 29, Scott Ciambor, a planner with the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory… Continue reading

Around Town

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

AEL&P plans to sell diesel power to Greens Creek

Alaska Electric Light and Power is planning to offer diesel-fired electricity to Greens Creek mine if the mine’s backup generators can’t provide enough electricity and… Continue reading

Deacon Charles Rohrbacher, of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, reads excerpts from Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment to a small group of people on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday. The gathering was organized by the Alaska Climate Action Network to support action on climate change.

Photo: Climate rally

Deacon Charles Rohrbacher, of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, reads excerpts from Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment to a… Continue reading

Deacon Charles Rohrbacher, of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, reads excerpts from Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment to a small group of people on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday. The gathering was organized by the Alaska Climate Action Network to support action on climate change.

Greg Wolf to speak at business roundtable

Greg Wolf, executive director of the World Trade Centers Association’s Anchorage chapter, will speak at today’s Alaska Business Roundtable.Wolf’s speech, titled “Export Resources, Import Capital”… Continue reading

Pedestrian, motor vehicle collide

The driver of a Ford F-150 said he did not see a pedestrian crossing Glacier Highway Tuesday until it was too late, according to a… Continue reading

Fred Meyer gas price drop was a mistake

The overnight price drop that lowered Fred Meyer fuel prices from $2.92 to $1.91 between Monday and Tuesday was a mistake, and the company is… Continue reading

Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

Gas prices plummet at Fred’s

By 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, more than 11 cars and trucks formed a line behind the pumps at the Fred Meyer gas station. The line… Continue reading

Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

A celebration of progress and a call for greater equality

Statistics paint a somewhat safer environment for Alaskan women today than five years ago, but a group gathered in the State Office Building Tuesday came… Continue reading

In new publication, Alaskans share stories about AMHS

JUNEAU – From Akutan to Ketchikan, Alaskans are sharing their personal stories in a new publication about what the Alaska Marine Highway means to those… Continue reading

On Facebook, Carson and Sanders lead in Alaska

Facebook “likes” aren’t votes, but if they were, Ben Carson would top Alaska’s Republican presidential primary and Bernie Sanders would run away with the Democratic… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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