Local employees volunteer for Day of Caring

United Way of Southeast Alaska is holding their annual Day of Caring this Thursday, Oct. 1. Local nonprofit agencies are matched up with local businesses… Continue reading

UAS students call for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The United Students of the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau released a resolution calling for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 1

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267.Applied Math II Problem Solving, 11 a.m., The Learning Connection.Juneau… Continue reading

Electrical wiring was damaged by a vehicle at Evergreen Cemetery Monday evening. The vehicle went into the cemetery after hitting the pole.

A ‘grave’ detour: Car drives through Evergreen Cemetery

At about 8 p.m. Monday evening, three people watched a vehicle driving on Seater Street crash into a light pole.As they watched, two people jumped… Continue reading

Electrical wiring was damaged by a vehicle at Evergreen Cemetery Monday evening. The vehicle went into the cemetery after hitting the pole.
Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting musician

A 31-year-old Juneau man accused of beating up a local musician on the streets of downtown Juneau and leaving him for dead has pled guilty… Continue reading

Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.

High school journalism: A comeback story

Up close, it’s a normal newsroom meeting. The editor is handing out assignments and asking about deadlines while other journalists are eating at their desks… Continue reading

Eric James Beers, 38, appears in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday for sentencing for second degree sexual assualt.

Man gets 8 years for rape

A 38-year-old Juneau man was sentenced to serve eight years in prison for an alcohol-fueled domestic violence sexual assault at his home nearly a year… Continue reading

Eric James Beers, 38, appears in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday for sentencing for second degree sexual assualt.
Panelist Jim Calvin, left, Larry Persily, Brad Keithley and Gregg Erickson give an analysis of the state's approach to its budget deficit during the Juneau Forum on Alaska's Fiscal Future at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Forum examines state’s fiscal future

Closing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget gap isn’t going to be easy. Neither is coming up with a solution that everybody can feel good about. To… Continue reading

Panelist Jim Calvin, left, Larry Persily, Brad Keithley and Gregg Erickson give an analysis of the state's approach to its budget deficit during the Juneau Forum on Alaska's Fiscal Future at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.
A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Mudslide causes temporary closure

A road crew cleared debris this morning from a small mudslide near the Twin Lakes parking lot adjacent to the playground.The City and Borough of… Continue reading

A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Yes, no, definitely, maybe

During Tuesday’s Assembly candidate debate, moderators asked the candidates a series of questions of “yes” or “no” questions in a “lightning round.” The results are… Continue reading

The art of teaching

Budgets are shrinking and people are getting used to the word “less,” but a grant for the Juneau School District just added a whole lot… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly District 2 candidates Dixie Hood, left, Jerry Nankervis, center, and Jason Puckett answer questions during the Juneau Votes! debate held at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday.

Municipal candidates debate at UAS

Tuesday night’s municipal candidate debate added new voices to old discussions, but rarely did challengers and incumbents lock horns.Using questions about some of the community’s… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly District 2 candidates Dixie Hood, left, Jerry Nankervis, center, and Jason Puckett answer questions during the Juneau Votes! debate held at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Assault• At 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, 35-year-old Diana Austin was arrested in the 100 block of Franklin Street for assault after she punched a man in… Continue reading

Voting for discounted coffee

A trio of Juneau businesses will be discounting coffee drinks for all customers the day after the municipal elections. These discounts, however, come with a… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Sept. 30

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Treadwell Ditch. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran… Continue reading

Ketchikan residents sentenced for trafficking narcotics

Two Ketchikan residents were sentenced Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin into Alaska’s first city, according to federal prosecutors.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced… Continue reading

Photo: Buoys anchored in channel

Manson Construction, the Seattle-based construction company in charge of constructing the new Panamax cruise docks, anchored two large buoys in Juneau Harbor Tuesday. The Manson… Continue reading

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available in the Assembly Chambers weekdays through next Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and in the Mendenhall Mall weekdays through next Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on the weekend noon to 4 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Photo: Casting a vote

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available… Continue reading

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available in the Assembly Chambers weekdays through next Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and in the Mendenhall Mall weekdays through next Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on the weekend noon to 4 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 29

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated… Continue reading

Yes or No?

In a lightning round of Monday night’s school board election debate, candidates were asked to summarize their thoughts on larger topics within the district with… Continue reading