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

Police & fire for Friday, April 22, 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

The return of the apprenticeship

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development spoke about the department’s efforts to expand its apprenticeship programs during Thursday’s Juneau Chamber… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Juneau woman heads to trial in Native art scam case

Two downtown business owners tied to a Native art scam went to court this week. One walked out with a plea deal and the other… Continue reading

Forest Wagner

What led to Monday’s bear mauling? Fish and Game is trying to find out

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game still don’t know many details about Monday’s bear mauling near Haines.Forest Wagner, an assistant professor with University of… Continue reading

Forest Wagner
President Richard Peterson addresses delegates to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska during the 81st Annual Tribal Assembly in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

Central Council President delivers State of the Tribe address

During the State of the Tribe address Wednesday morning, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson pledged to… Continue reading

President Richard Peterson addresses delegates to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska during the 81st Annual Tribal Assembly in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.
Mercedes Muñoz, ceramics studio manager at The Canvas, glazes ceramic bowls Tuesday for this weekend's fundraiser for the Glory Hole.

Empty Bowls and new names: Glory Hole seeks name change suggestions at yearly fundraiser

The stacks of wooden and ceramic bowls that currently adorn Glory Hole Director Mariya Lovishchuck’s desk won’t be there for long. And — depending on… Continue reading

Mercedes Muñoz, ceramics studio manager at The Canvas, glazes ceramic bowls Tuesday for this weekend's fundraiser for the Glory Hole.

Police & fire for Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.English as a Second Language, 9-10:15 a.m., Gruening Park Learning Connection, 1800 Northwood Dr. Free eight… Continue reading

Labor commissioner to speak to chamber

Alaska Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas will be the featured speaker at this week’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.The lunch lecture takes place at… Continue reading

Fisherman in mutilated crab case found not guilty

A Juneau District Court judge found a local fisherman not guilty of mutilating Tanner crab.Judge Thomas Nave found commercial fisherman Charles Blattner, 47, not guilty… Continue reading

Clarification

An article that published Monday titled “Nothing but dinner: Seaweed on the plate,” did not mention regulations on collecting seaweed. Fish and Game regulations do… Continue reading

Marine Park Plaza parking extended

The city has extended seasonal parking at Marine Park Plaza, which was originally slated to close Wednesday.Drivers will now be able to park at the… Continue reading

Professor mauled by bear sends message from hospital

The University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor who was mauled by a bear Monday may be getting out of the hospital within two weeks.As of… Continue reading

Task force plans to fight opioid abuse

State agencies have announced their intention to form a group to draft a plan to fight an epidemic of heroin abuse and prescription drug addiction… Continue reading

Feds charge Juneau man in child porn case

A federal grand jury indicted a Juneau man Tuesday on a single count of receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Wounded warrior discovers new kind of independence

After living in hospitals and other people’s homes for four years, Thomas McRae said the feeling of sleeping in your own bed in your own… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Students feared bear that attacked teacher had returned

JUNEAU — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned.Students… Continue reading

Reckless driver evades police, drives through ballpark

A reckless driver evaded police Tuesday morning during a traffic violation stop near Savikko Park that included a spin through the ballpark.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman… Continue reading