Coast Guard suspends search for longtime Naukati resident

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies suspended the search for a boater near Prince of Wales Island Saturday night.Longtime Naukati resident James Gray, 63,… Continue reading

Four women honored by AWARE

For the past 20 years, AWARE has honored many of Juneau’s unsung heroes during its annual Women of Distinction Banquet.“There are people all the time… 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

SLAM grand opening will be June 6

The new State Library, Archives and Museum will open June 6, according to Linda Thibodeau, director of the state division of libraries, archives and museums.The… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is grounded south of downtown to start the demolition process on Monday.

Stricken tugboat enters final stage of demolition

The tugboat Challenger is nearing its final resting place.Having been stripped of its lead paint and other hazardous material, the 96-foot WWII tugboat was towed… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is grounded south of downtown to start the demolition process on Monday.

Two Oregon hikers pulled from West Glacier Trail

Two more people have been rescued from Juneau’s most popular destination for lost hikers.Vo Su, of Portland, Oregon, and Iryna Volynets, of Eugene, Oregon, were… Continue reading

Eaglecrest to end season March 13

The ski season is almost over for most Juneauites. Although snow lingers at higher elevations, Eaglecrest Ski Area is planning to halt all operations March… Continue reading

Record-high temperatures continue as Juneau emerges from non-winter

Juneauites enjoying rare sunny weather over the weekend also saw record-high temperatures according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Juneau International Airport.According… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Gifford collects a handgun found at the scene where a woman reportedly shot herself in front of the main entrance of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday.

Woman’s death outside courthouse jars downtown Juneau

A 34-year-old Juneau resident shot herself in front of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday morning, according to the Juneau Police Department.Police said Miranda Ellen Davison… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Gifford collects a handgun found at the scene where a woman reportedly shot herself in front of the main entrance of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday.

USCG searches for 64-year-old missing boater near POW

The U.S. Coast Guard was still searching on Saturday for a 64-year-old man near Prince of Wales Island.Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a request for… Continue reading

Master gardeners to share hands-on knowledge

Learn tips and techniques from Alaska master gardeners during a March 12 class in Juneau.Through hands-on activities, experienced gardeners will share techniques for planning and… Continue reading

Coast Guard moves on to next phase of Challenger removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the abatement process of the tugboat Challenger, and destruction is slated to begin this week.The abandoned tugboat was raised… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other mobile device tips and tricks, 9-11 a.m.,… Continue reading

Police and Fire for Monday, March 7

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

Nominate someone for First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year awards

Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker is still accepting applications for the annual First Lady Volunteer of the Year awards.Nominations for the awards, which honor Alaskans… Continue reading

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."

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Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker on their research into “The Effects of Salinity… Continue reading

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."

Man indicted for heroin possession

A Juneau grand jury indicted a Juneau man Friday for possessing heroin.Dwayne L. Clements, 47, faces a class C felony — fourth-degree misconduct involving a… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Deanna Hobbs speaks to students outside the Capitol before they attended a Senate Education Committee hearing at on SB 191 on Thursday. The bill mandates penalties on teachers, including termination or the loss of their teaching certificates, for using sex ed materials from an abortion care provider.

Juneau teens say banning Planned Parenthood is bad for students

When Planned Parenthood came into her freshman health class, Sage Zahnd was relieved to talk about consent.“It’s not something that a lot of teenagers get… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Deanna Hobbs speaks to students outside the Capitol before they attended a Senate Education Committee hearing at on SB 191 on Thursday. The bill mandates penalties on teachers, including termination or the loss of their teaching certificates, for using sex ed materials from an abortion care provider.

Man found dead on Seward

A group of passersby found an unresponsive 73-year-old man at 6:08 p.m. Thursday on a sidewalk in the 200 block of Seward Street. Paramedics pronounced… Continue reading

Early, absentee voting now underway

Juneau residents who want to cast an absentee ballot for the Tuesday, March 15 special municipal election may now do so at City Hall or… Continue reading