City to get state head tax money

Gov. Bill Walker may not be wild about the compromise budget approved by state lawmakers on Tuesday, which fails to fix the state’s $4 billion… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, June 3, 2016

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Around Town

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.Adult Children of Alcoholic or… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 4, 1986

On June 4, 1986, an estimated $100,000 was to be used to repair the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility’s electronic equipment. The equipment was used to… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 3, 1986

On June 3, 1986, the Juneau School District launched a plan that would alter kindergarten schedules from occupying half a day to a full day.… Continue reading

A NOAA-led team of responders is seeking information on the location of an entangled humpback whale trailing 150 feet of yellow line and pink and orange basketball-sized buoys in near Seymour Canal in Southeast Alaska.

NOAA is searching for an entangled humpback whale near Juneau

An adult humpback whale, last seen on the east side of Admiralty Island, is tangled in an anchor line, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Continue reading

A NOAA-led team of responders is seeking information on the location of an entangled humpback whale trailing 150 feet of yellow line and pink and orange basketball-sized buoys in near Seymour Canal in Southeast Alaska.
Mitch McGraw uses an excavator to topple the Gastineau Apartments walls facing Franklin Street in January 2016.

City taking Gastineau Apts owners to trial to recoup demolition costs

James Barrett, owner of the twice-burned, now-demolished Gastineau Apartments, has a date with the city of Juneau, and they’re not going to dinner.In early March,… Continue reading

Mitch McGraw uses an excavator to topple the Gastineau Apartments walls facing Franklin Street in January 2016.

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

Boxes of grocery bags with food inside are delivered to Lisa Peters, an administrative assistant at Riverbend Elementary School. Foodland and Super Bear IGA employees filled 600 food bags for local families in need.

Foodland and Super Bear help students in need over summer break

Under a new pilot program called Project Three Squares, 555 Juneau School District students in need each received a free grocery bag of food. The… Continue reading

Boxes of grocery bags with food inside are delivered to Lisa Peters, an administrative assistant at Riverbend Elementary School. Foodland and Super Bear IGA employees filled 600 food bags for local families in need.

Police calls for Thursday, June 2, 2016

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Southeast Alaska: Keeping spirits up as economy heads south

In the past five years, Southeast Alaska has seen some all-time highs in population, workers and workforce earnings, but the future is less promising.Southeast Conference… Continue reading

2 rescued from sinking vessel near Ketchikan

A Coast Guard crew and good Samaritans vessel rescued two people Wednesday from a fishing boat taking on water near Ketchikan.The Coast Guard Sector Juneau… Continue reading

Haines resident Carrie Kinison, owner of  bedbug detection service Auggie Doggie, stands with her dog Harvey as he eats a snack. Kinison has spent years training Harvey to sniff out bedbugs.

Man’s best friend, bedbugs’ worst enemy

Four years ago, while staying in a hotel in Anchorage, Haines resident Carrie Kinison woke up to a nasty surprise. She was covered in painful… Continue reading

Haines resident Carrie Kinison, owner of  bedbug detection service Auggie Doggie, stands with her dog Harvey as he eats a snack. Kinison has spent years training Harvey to sniff out bedbugs.

Police calls for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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JPD's Mobile Command Center, seen Sunday out the road near Eagle Beach

Police call Memorial Day patrols a ‘win’

Police are calling the three-day Memorial Day weekend a “win” after three drunken drivers were arrested and zero minors were cited for consuming alcohol.“Our goal… Continue reading

JPD's Mobile Command Center, seen Sunday out the road near Eagle Beach
This photo of Lorraine Osbourn, her husband Fred and a grandchild was taken in the early 1960s in California.

Still dancing: Juneau resident turns 100 years old, honored at birthday party by governor

One hundred years ago, the cost of a stamp was $0.02, the average price of an American house was $5,000 and less than 10 percent… Continue reading

This photo of Lorraine Osbourn, her husband Fred and a grandchild was taken in the early 1960s in California.
The damaged light pole on Egan Drive, seen Tuesday

Alleged drunken driver wipes out light pole on Egan

An alleged drunken driver rammed his pickup truck into a light pole Monday night on Egan Drive, causing the pole to split into multiple pieces,… Continue reading

The damaged light pole on Egan Drive, seen Tuesday

Police calls for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Students await the start of the graduation ceremony Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Photos: Juneau’s Class of 2016

Juneau-Douglas High School, Thunder Mountain High School and Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School held graduations on Sunday.Related stories:From the halls of TMHS to Congress: Graduating… Continue reading

Students await the start of the graduation ceremony Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School.
Twelve flags surround the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Park totem pole in honor of the 12 Southeast Alaskan servicemen who lost their lives serving their nation. The flags were placed by Alaska Native veterans during Monday's Memorial Day service.

Fallen servicemen remembered for their ‘ultimate sacrifice’

Veterans wore service patches on their jackets beside regalia from their respective clans during the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Day service on Monday.Nearly 100… Continue reading

Twelve flags surround the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Park totem pole in honor of the 12 Southeast Alaskan servicemen who lost their lives serving their nation. The flags were placed by Alaska Native veterans during Monday's Memorial Day service.