Crane to duck beneath bridge this week

Juneauites are expected to see an unusual sight on the waterfront this week as a large crane moves beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge to lift the… Continue reading

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Two rallies planned for Capitol

The Juneau Police Department has announced that Fourth Street will be closed between Main Street and Seward Street for about an hour on two days… Continue reading

Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.

A dangerous find: Used needles appear in public places

Dustin Stogner said when his fiance became pregnant with their first child, the couple decided to leave Louisville, Kentucky, for a place that was calmer;… Continue reading

Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.
Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.

DBA screens mayoral candidates

What can you do for us? This age-old interview question was at the heart of the Downtown Business Association’s mayoral candidate forum Friday morning.The event… Continue reading

Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.
Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

Pumped up: The concealed truth behind gas prices

At 11 a.m. every weekday, Wade Bryson sits in a small swivel chair, leans close to a microphone, and listens to problems.For the past eight… Continue reading

Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

GCI works to repair damaged undersea fibers in Sitka, Angoon

GCI customers should expect service interruptions today due to recent damage to the undersea fiber optic cable that serves the Sitka and Angoon areas.Permanent repairs… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Feb. 14, 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

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Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Carpeneti: Keep politics out of the courtroom

A little more than a year ago, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and chair of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced a Senate Joint Resolution that “is… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Bail reduced for defendant in manslaughter case

Despite a mother’s plea that more violence could await her family if the man accused of killing her son was not kept behind bars, a… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 12, 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

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

Photo: AARP award

Loraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons’ Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at… Continue reading

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

Egan Drive access limited as signal pole replaced

Traffic control revisions will limit access to Egan Drive for motorist traveling from Riverside Drive today.Starting at 8 a.m., a road crew will cover the… Continue reading

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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

U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service to be unveiled Sunday at reception

The U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52)’s silver service will be unveiled this Valentine’s Day, the 74th anniversary of its christening of the Juneau which tragically sank during… Continue reading

Jamie Bursell

Assembly fills vacant D2 seat

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is whole again. Mayor Mary Becker announced today at the Business Roundtable Luncheon that the Assembly has chosen… Continue reading

Jamie Bursell

Former Wings owner files for bankruptcy

The Portland-based commuter airline SeaPort Airlines, Inc., which used to own Wings of Alaska, recently filed for bankruptcy.The Feb. 5 filing does not affect the… Continue reading

Rorie Watt

CBJ city manager search finally over

The City and Borough of Juneau didn’t have to look far to find its new city manager after all.After working as a city employee for… Continue reading

Rorie Watt

‘Chuck-e-Cheese legislation’ passes Senate

The Alaska Senate voted unanimously, 20-0 on Wednesday, to approve a measure that clarifies the state’s gambling laws with respect to businesses like Chuck-e-Cheese and… Continue reading