Juneau School District, administrator’s union reach tentative agreement

The Juneau School District reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with the principals and administrator’s union Friday.The district and the Juneau School Administrative Association have… Continue reading

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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

Juneau residents attend a noon vigil Monday at Marine Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings over the weekend.

Alongside sadness and grief, Juneau shows pride

Early Sunday morning, a gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others. Around the same time… Continue reading

Juneau residents attend a noon vigil Monday at Marine Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings over the weekend.
Chrystal Rose Phillips, 28

JPD arrests woman who escaped police custody at BRH

Early Saturday morning, a Juneau police officer detained 28-year-old Crystal Rose Phillips, who had escaped from police custody at Bartlett Regional Hospital about three weeks… Continue reading

Chrystal Rose Phillips, 28

This day in Juneau history: June 13, 1986

On June 13, 1986, the City and Borough of Juneau Board of Education announced that it made the necessary cuts to its budget. Due to… Continue reading

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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

Juneau man found dead on ferry

A Juneau man was found dead on a state ferry on Thursday evening, according to an Alaska State Troopers press release.Ronald Kish, 57, was found… Continue reading

Members of the Shx' At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall.

Photo: Drumming in Celebration

Members of the Shx’ At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall. To view slideshows, videos… Continue reading

Members of the Shx' At Kwaan dance group perform Saturday during the Celebration 2016 parade from Marine Park to Centennial Hall.

Photo: Driver crashes into porch

A driver left the roadway in the 1700 block of Douglas Highway and crashed into the porch of a home, according to the Juneau Police… Continue reading

A homemade explosive device was found near the entrance of Switzer Village on Friday. Police removed the device and rendered it safe.

JPD disposes of bomb found at Switzer

Juneau police responded to a pipe bomb found at the entrance of Switzer Village in Lemon Creek on Friday afternoon. The Juneau Police Department received… Continue reading

A homemade explosive device was found near the entrance of Switzer Village on Friday. Police removed the device and rendered it safe.
Majorie Taabone models a dress by Maria Shaa Tlaa during the Celebration 2016 Native Fashion Show in the Shuka Hit Clan House at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday.

Runway history: Juneau’s first Native Fashion Show

A few things set Juneau’s first ever Celebration fashion show apart from ones often seen in media: the host spoke in Tlingit, a Native dancer… Continue reading

Majorie Taabone models a dress by Maria Shaa Tlaa during the Celebration 2016 Native Fashion Show in the Shuka Hit Clan House at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday.

Police calls for Sunday, June 12, 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

Cordova Street bus stop to close

Bus service to the Cordova Street stop will be discontinued starting Monday, according to a city press release. The stop will be closed until the… Continue reading

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

This day in Juneau history: June 12, 1986

On June 12, 1986, the porcupine martyr that destroyed a U.S. Postal Service worker’s truck only a few days before came back, destroying the worker’s… Continue reading

Woman indicted for having drugs on school grounds

A Juneau grand jury indicted a woman whom police saw “shooting up” narcotics at a high school parking lot, according to prosecutors.Chelsea M. Massin, 35,… Continue reading

Jeffery Sheakley of Sitka works on a silver bracelet at the Northwest Coast Art Market at Sealaska Plaza during Celebration 2016 on Thursday.

Native art market huge hit at Celebration

It’s difficult to walk through downtown Juneau right now without running into somebody toting bags filled with recently purchased furs, jewelry, beads, drums, blankets or… Continue reading

Jeffery Sheakley of Sitka works on a silver bracelet at the Northwest Coast Art Market at Sealaska Plaza during Celebration 2016 on Thursday.
The Celebration 2016 Soapberry Contest had three contestants - Doris McLean, Charlene Baker and Francis Neumann, all of Whitehorse.

Whip it! Bitter berries transform into whipped dessert at Celebration

Francis Neumann used to whip soapberries into a light, airy meringue with a wooden stick. Now, she uses a handheld mixer.She made the shift “when… Continue reading

The Celebration 2016 Soapberry Contest had three contestants - Doris McLean, Charlene Baker and Francis Neumann, all of Whitehorse.

Alaska veep: Virgin America merger not cause for concern

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the Empire erroneously stated that once the merger with Virgin America is complete that the Virgin insignia… Continue reading

A second humpback has been swimming alongside the entangled humpback since at least June 4, when this photo was taken. The second whale may also be entangled in the anchor line, complicating the entanglement situation.

Entangled whale ditches tracking device, last spotted near Kake

A tracking device on an entangled whale in Southeast Alaska waters has fallen off and NOAA is once again asking the public to help them… Continue reading

A second humpback has been swimming alongside the entangled humpback since at least June 4, when this photo was taken. The second whale may also be entangled in the anchor line, complicating the entanglement situation.