Juneau Crime Line board president Luke Thomas speaks to the board and community members during a monthly meeting Wednesday night at the Juneau Police Department.

Photo: Tackling crime together

Juneau Crime Line board president Luke Thomas speaks to the board and community members during a monthly meeting Wednesday night to discuss the group’s local… Continue reading

Juneau Crime Line board president Luke Thomas speaks to the board and community members during a monthly meeting Wednesday night at the Juneau Police Department.

Saturday memorial planned for man killed during hunting trip

Family and friends of Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales will gather at noon Saturday to remember his life during a funeral mass at St. Paul’s Catholic… Continue reading

A kittiwake flies by a sleeping trumpeter swan in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

Photo: Nap time

A kittiwake flies by a sleeping trumpeter swan in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.--Related stories:Migrating swans bring out Alaska paparazziAlaska trumpeter swans filling historic rangeJuneau Wildlife… Continue reading

A kittiwake flies by a sleeping trumpeter swan in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.
Paul DeSloover rides his bicycle around Juneau in sunny weather, February 2015.

Juneau ranked a top 10 city for green transportation

Juneau recently ranked among the top 10 cities for green transportation by saveonenergy.com, a website that bills itself as an online marketplace connecting people with… Continue reading

Paul DeSloover rides his bicycle around Juneau in sunny weather, February 2015.
Springtime in Juneau: tulips and tour brokers.

Photo: Tulips and tours

Springtime in Juneau: Tulips and tour brokers.… Continue reading

Springtime in Juneau: tulips and tour brokers.

Police & fire for Thursday, May 19, 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

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

Photo: Tea time

Andy Swanson pitches bread chunks to ravens at Marine Park on Wednesday. “I enjoy feeding them,” Swanson said. “Drink my tea and feed them. There… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.

Drowning-death rate declines slightly statewide

Alaska has more miles of coastline than the rest of the United States combined, and also the highest rate of drowning deaths in the nation.… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.

Juneau school superintendent says Legislature is ‘using kids as pawns’

In a surprise move Tuesday, a legislative conference committee stripped close to $13 million in public education funding.The House and Senate Operating Budget Conference Committee… Continue reading

Ganja have a good time

It’s celebration season in Juneau.But before Celebration — the biennial festival of Alaska Native culture, which will draw Native peoples from around Southeast Alaska to… Continue reading

AK congressional delegation urges protection for SE rivers

ALASKA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES PROTECTIONS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA RIVERS BY SALMON BEYOND BORDERS AND UNITED TRIBAL TRANSBOUNDARY MINING WORKGROUPFor the Capital City WeeklyAlaska’s congressional delegation… Continue reading

Safe party for high school graduates

Safe party for high school graduatesAll 2016 high school graduates are invited to an evening of music, games, food, prizes and fun on May 29… Continue reading

Annual remembrance of loved ones

Remembrance of loved onesHospice and Home Care of Juneau invites the public to attend its annual remembrance gathering and candlelight ceremony in memory of loved… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Widow pleads with accused murderer in court: ‘Why?’

A Juneau man murdered during a hunting trip near Juneau on Sunday leaves behind a grieving wife with one question for his alleged killer: Why?Mark… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Photo: ‘Field of Fireweed’ bulldozed

The field between Egan Drive and Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission’s decision last summer not… Continue reading

The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Chamber luncheon will focus on wastewater treatment

The weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday will discuss the future of flushing. City and Borough of Juneau utilities superintendent Samantha Stoughtenger will… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Wednesay, May 18, 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

Around Town

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

Free Social Security disability benefits course available

Juneau residents interested in learning about how Social Security disability benefits work can attend a free course this week at the Juneau Job Center, 10002… Continue reading