Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

Gas prices plummet at Fred’s

By 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, more than 11 cars and trucks formed a line behind the pumps at the Fred Meyer gas station. The line… Continue reading

Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

A celebration of progress and a call for greater equality

Statistics paint a somewhat safer environment for Alaskan women today than five years ago, but a group gathered in the State Office Building Tuesday came… Continue reading

In new publication, Alaskans share stories about AMHS

JUNEAU – From Akutan to Ketchikan, Alaskans are sharing their personal stories in a new publication about what the Alaska Marine Highway means to those… Continue reading

On Facebook, Carson and Sanders lead in Alaska

Facebook “likes” aren’t votes, but if they were, Ben Carson would top Alaska’s Republican presidential primary and Bernie Sanders would run away with the Democratic… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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

Authorities seek more info on church fire

The Juneau Police Department and Capital City Fire/Rescue are asking the public for help solving an arson case that damaged a church building more than… Continue reading

Rasmuson Foundation awards Perseverance Theater in Seven Tier 1 Awards

Perseverence Theatre won a $25,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Foundation announced in a news release Tuesday. The grant money — one of seven… 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

Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Photos: Spring break up comes early

Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North… Continue reading

Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

SEARHC clinics closed today in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

All SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) outpatient clinics and administrative offices will be closed today to honor the achievements of Alaska Native civil rights… Continue reading

Police calls for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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

Police, troopers find missing Juneau woman at end of Thane

A 52-year-old Juneau woman is recovering in a hospital after police officers and state troopers helped locate her at the end of Thane Road on… Continue reading

Waterfront Vendor Booth Permit Auction cancelled

The Docks & Harbors 2016 Vendor Booth Permit Outcry Auction scheduled for Feb. 18 has been cancelled.For more information, call the Port Office at 586-0292.… Continue reading

Elizabeth Peratrovich to be honored at Thursday event

Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, a day dedicated to the civil rights leader who advocated for Alaska Native Rights and was instrumental in the passing… Continue reading

Quick action halts Douglas kitchen fire

When a pot caught fire inside a Douglas apartment Sunday night, a bystander quickly took it outside and helped prevent further damage.Capital City Fire/Rescue received… 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

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.

Photo: Picnic at Nugget Falls

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.… Continue reading

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.
First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.

Photos: Silver service

A man peers at a silver punchbowl, part of the U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service, that was unveiled at a reception hosted by the Mendenhall Flying… Continue reading

First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.
Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

Photos: Wearable Art

Artist Samantha and Owen Adams take to the stage in her “Steampunk Metamorphoses” made of plastic wrap, sharpie markers, duct tape, wire hangers, recycled wedding… Continue reading

Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.
Sundown Arasmith, 40, is shown here playing with his 2-year-old dog Mason. Alaska State Troopers found Arasmith's body Saturday along with his friend Arnold Jongsma, 60, after a kayaking accident. Family members are continuing to search for the dog and a kayak the men used for their trip to Shelter Island.

Two dead in kayak trip near Juneau

Family members are continuing the search for a loved one’s pet after two people were found dead Saturday.Sundown Arasmith, 40, and Arnold Jongsma, 60, left… Continue reading

Sundown Arasmith, 40, is shown here playing with his 2-year-old dog Mason. Alaska State Troopers found Arasmith's body Saturday along with his friend Arnold Jongsma, 60, after a kayaking accident. Family members are continuing to search for the dog and a kayak the men used for their trip to Shelter Island.