Ken Koelsch, second from left, and his wife, Marian, right, celebrate his win for mayor during a party in the Senate Mall building on Tuesday.

Koelsch likely winner of Juneau mayor race

Ken Koelsch held a sizeable lead over opponent Karen Crane in Tuesday’s special mayoral election, a lead that will likely hold after absentee ballots are… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch, second from left, and his wife, Marian, right, celebrate his win for mayor during a party in the Senate Mall building on Tuesday.
Volunteers take the first results of the night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday.

Koelsch likely winner of mayoral race

Ken Koelsch held a sizeable lead over opponent Karen Crane in Tuesday’s special mayoral election, a lead that will likely hold even after absentee ballots… Continue reading

Volunteers take the first results of the night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday.

Some voters face problems at the polls

Several voters were left confused about where to vote in today’s special mayoral election after the polling locator phone number stopped working, according to city… Continue reading

Dementia caregiving workshop in Juneau March 16

“Excellence in Dementia Care: Enhancing Well-Being & Improving Living Spaces” will feature two experts and bring together dementia care professionals and family caregivers. The all-day… Continue reading

Polls open for mayoral election, early voter turnout strong

The polls will open today at 7 a.m. for the city’s special mayoral election, and if early voting results are any indication, they may be… Continue reading

Lisa Ibias, left, and her daughter, Alex Brown, work on clothing racks Monday for their new Alaskan Dames Consignment Shop branch opening later this month on Seward Street.

Seward Street shuffle

Pedestrians and passersby may have noticed some changes on Seward Street in downtown Juneau. Here’s a run-down of what’s changed and what’s to come.Alaskan Dames… Continue reading

Lisa Ibias, left, and her daughter, Alex Brown, work on clothing racks Monday for their new Alaskan Dames Consignment Shop branch opening later this month on Seward Street.

Don’t burn after reading

Residential open burning in Lemon Creek and Mendenhall Valley is still prohibited, according to a Capital City Fire/Rescue information release.Temperature inversions, caused by cool temperatures,… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

Photos: Gov signs opioid prevention bill

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

Alaskans speak up about bill to smother smoking

The Alaska Senate is again considering a bill to prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places across Alaska.Senate Bill 1 was the first piece… Continue reading

One less option for Juneau children

Despite efforts to maintain an unmatched service in Alaska’s capital, Catholic Community Service will close its behavioral health program in less than four months.“It’s a… Continue reading

Capital city racks up records amid clear skies

High-temperature records fell as the sun rose over Juneau this past weekend, according to the National Weather Service.The thermometer measured 49 degrees on Sunday and… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Monday, March 14, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Around Town

Using iPads and other mobile device tips and tricks, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free.… Continue reading

An alder tree blooms along the Mendenhall River on Friday.

Photo: Alder catkins

An alder tree blooms along the Mendenhall River on Friday.… Continue reading

An alder tree blooms along the Mendenhall River on Friday.
Former LCCC inmate Brandon Johnson, right, speaks with two inmates during a break at the ninth annual Success Inside and Out conference in the prison. During the event, Johnson spoke as a panelist, offering advice to his former peers.

Success Inside and Out

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy didn’t pull any punches while speaking to about 50 inmates in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center Saturday morning.“When you… Continue reading

Former LCCC inmate Brandon Johnson, right, speaks with two inmates during a break at the ninth annual Success Inside and Out conference in the prison. During the event, Johnson spoke as a panelist, offering advice to his former peers.
Four-year-old Kiana Twitchell gets to run a backhoe with an IUOE Local 302 Operators Union as her copilot.

Photos: Home expo

Six-year-old Occy Rubbo loads gravel with the assistance of volunteer union worker Jarrett Thomas. Tyler Rental donated the heavy equipment.… Continue reading

Four-year-old Kiana Twitchell gets to run a backhoe with an IUOE Local 302 Operators Union as her copilot.
Thunder Mountain High School senior Kyler Romme spoke out against Senate Bill 191 during public testimony Thursday.

Public weighs in almost 7:1 against Planned Parenthood ban in public schools

The public spoke out overwhelmingly against a bill that would restrict abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from teaching or providing resources in Juneau schools.By the… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Kyler Romme spoke out against Senate Bill 191 during public testimony Thursday.

Pro-pot petition heads to Assembly

Late last month a small group of North Douglas residents started circulating a petition requesting the Juneau Assembly reverse its Nov. 9 decision to allow… Continue reading

R.D. Robinson

Ownership issues surface over sunken tugboat

R.D. Robinson is a man with big plans. A mosaic artist who works in granite, he envisions and creates projects that last more than a… Continue reading

R.D. Robinson