Vehicle rolls over on Egan Drive

The Juneau Police Department received several 911 calls Tuesday morning alerting officers to a crash on Egan Drive that resulted in a car landing upside… Continue reading

Assembly supports district heating, talks succession

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has pledged its support to Juneau Hydropower Inc.’s $25 million district heating plant proposal, which company officials said… Continue reading

An official City and Borough of Juneau photo used in a campaign mailer by mayoral candidate Karen Crane has come under scrutiny by current and former Assembly members.

Assembly tempers flare over campaign flyer

Shortly after mayoral candidate Karen Crane’s most recent campaign ad started appearing on door knobs and in mailboxes around town late last week, Assembly member… Continue reading

An official City and Borough of Juneau photo used in a campaign mailer by mayoral candidate Karen Crane has come under scrutiny by current and former Assembly members.
Absorbent booms are placed as the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel on Sunday. Once the tug is dewatered, patched and stabilized, the WWII era vessel will be towed to the AJ Cruise Ship Dock for further work.

Challenger team to make second try

It’s not easy to raise the dead.The men and women raising the 96-foot tugboat Challenger found that out Sunday afternoon as they attempted to refloat… Continue reading

Absorbent booms are placed as the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel on Sunday. Once the tug is dewatered, patched and stabilized, the WWII era vessel will be towed to the AJ Cruise Ship Dock for further work.
Lisa Phu

Empire welcomes new staffer, bids farewell to another

The Juneau Empire welcomed a familiar face to its newsroom last week, while saying goodbye to another.Lisa Phu joined the Empire on Friday as a… Continue reading

Lisa Phu

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

DMV launches email notice program

The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles has begun a program to notify drivers by email when their vehicle registration is due or when their license… Continue reading

Report: More newborns harmed by heroin, painkillers

A new study from the Alaska section of epidemiology indicates the number of newborn babies suffering from drug withdrawal is on the rise, particularly in… Continue reading

No foul play suspected in Juneau man’s death on N. Douglas trail

Juneau police do not suspect foul play in the death of 65-year-old Juneau man Timothy Volwiler. Volwiler’s body was found on Friday afternoon near the… Continue reading

Juneau hits 50 degrees, ties record

The thermometer reached 50 degrees at the National Weather Service’s airport measuring station on Sunday, tying a record set in 1998 and marking the first… Continue reading

Avery Skagg's brain has only 15 percent of the necessary myelin to allow him full motor function.  As a result, he experiences cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.  Being non-verbal, he communicates with eye gazes, expressions and noises.

Motion in acrylics

Surrounded on all sides by paintings of his own making, Avery Skaggs sat quietly in the gallery of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Saturday morning smiling,… Continue reading

Avery Skagg's brain has only 15 percent of the necessary myelin to allow him full motor function.  As a result, he experiences cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.  Being non-verbal, he communicates with eye gazes, expressions and noises.

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

Body found on trail in N. Douglas

On Friday afternoon the Juneau Police Department received word that a man had been found face down and not breathing on a North Douglas trail.… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Head of UAS mine-training program opposes tax hike

Miners opposed to a proposal by Gov. Bill Walker to raise taxes on the state’s top-producing mines got help from an unexpected source Friday afternoon.Alongside… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Grounded Eagle

The carriage of one of the Mount Roberts Tramway cars lies, surrounded by caution tape, on the sidewalk in front of the tram hangar. Inside… Continue reading

Photo: Key Coalition rally

Members of the Key Coalition of Alaska arrive for a rally in front of the Capitol on Friday. Key Coalition educates legislators about maintaining community-based… Continue reading

Photo: Crane transit

A large crane transported by barge moves beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge Friday afternoon. The crane from Hoonah will be used to lift the sunken 96-foot… Continue reading

Tribal house to open in August at Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park has set the date for the grand-opening ceremonies celebrating the a new tribal house.Aug. 25 is the grand opening of the… Continue reading

GCI fixes undersea cable serving Sitka, Angoon

Almost two weeks after an undersea fiber-optic cable was frayed by tides and a rough seafloor, the cable repair ship Wave Venture has completed a… Continue reading

Around Town

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading