Photo: Healy departs

With the help of two tugboats, the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy leaves Juneau’s downtown harbor Monday morning. The Healy was open for… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, second from left, helps Roy Peratrovich, Jr., cut a ribbon as Sandra Garcia-Aline, of the Federal Highway Administration, left, Sasha Soboleff, Grand President of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, Johanna Dybdahl, Grand President  of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, and Marc Luiken, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, right, hold a ribbon during the rededication ceremony for the Brotherhood Bridge on Saturday.

Brotherhood Bridge rededicated

For at least the fifth time in Juneau’s history, a new bridge spans the Mendenhall River. The Brotherhood Bridge was rededicated on Saturday morning after… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, second from left, helps Roy Peratrovich, Jr., cut a ribbon as Sandra Garcia-Aline, of the Federal Highway Administration, left, Sasha Soboleff, Grand President of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, Johanna Dybdahl, Grand President  of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, and Marc Luiken, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, right, hold a ribbon during the rededication ceremony for the Brotherhood Bridge on Saturday.

SHI launches weekly lunch lecture series

Sealaska Heritage Institute will begin its weekly lunch lecture series on Nov. 3 with Tsimshian master artist David Boxley speaking noon to 1 p.m. in… Continue reading

Journeyman archivist program seeks applicants

The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board is seeking applicants for a six-week internship at an archive in Alaska. The internship is a paid journeyman… Continue reading

Rain streak runs to 19 days

No rain fell in Juneau on Sunday, marking the first dry day in the capital city since Oct. 6.The measurement was recorded by the National… Continue reading

Theater finds slithery surprise

A double showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” brought plenty of unusual sights to the Gold Town Nickelodeon over the weekend, but the biggest… Continue reading

Tsimshian art, language classes to take place in Juneau

Sealaska Heritage Institute will next week host two Northwest Coast artists for art and language classes in Juneau.Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley will teach… Continue reading

Report: Southeast economy poised for downward swing

Southeast Alaska’s economy appears to be entering a stormy season.That’s the conclusion of a new report completed by Rain Coast Data and the Southeast Conference.… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

Photo: On the lookout

Kirk Thorsteinson holds up his son, Craig, 5, so he can look through the 20-power binoculars on the bridge of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

DNR: TransCanada ‘supportive’ of buyout

Canadian pipeline builder TransCanada supports a proposal to buy out its stake in the proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline, deputy natural resources director Marty Rutherford… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Oct. 26

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment… Continue reading

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 25

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

Susan Walker talks about the bone-lengthening treatment her son, Keagan, 17, left, went through after he was born with a short femur called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Krysta Gillen, mother of Sylas, a 10-month-old boy, visited the Walker family to learn more about the treatment. Sylas was born with a shortened lower leg, called Fibular Hemimelia.

A mother’s dilemma

In a house on Mendenhall Pennisula, soft guitar music plays and a visiting baby gurgles his words and happily crawls on the floor, getting into… Continue reading

Susan Walker talks about the bone-lengthening treatment her son, Keagan, 17, left, went through after he was born with a short femur called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Krysta Gillen, mother of Sylas, a 10-month-old boy, visited the Walker family to learn more about the treatment. Sylas was born with a shortened lower leg, called Fibular Hemimelia.

City pot board tables tax, license discussions

After nearly recommending an 8 percent tax on marijuana sales for Assembly consideration, the City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Committee decided instead to table… Continue reading

Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday.

Photo: Foggy formation

Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday. … Continue reading

Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday.

Juneau students on mark with state testing

After the first round of standardized testing using a new progress scale, Juneau School District students turned out seemingly satisfying scores, relative to state results.Superintendent… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 23

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

Police & Fire for Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

An employee of Dawson Construction works on a scaffold outside the House Finance Committee room on the fifth floor of the Capitol building on Wednesday. Workers have been getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that starts on Saturday.

Photos: Capitol readies for special session

An employee of Dawson Construction works on a scaffold outside the House Finance Committee room on the fifth floor of the Capitol building on Wednesday.… Continue reading

An employee of Dawson Construction works on a scaffold outside the House Finance Committee room on the fifth floor of the Capitol building on Wednesday. Workers have been getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that starts on Saturday.