Assembly moves money for maintenance projects

At its Monday meeting, the Juneau Assembly approved a loan of no more than $2.75 million from the city’s central treasury to remodel the Capital… Continue reading

Cope Park Road closed for construction

Cope Park Road is closed due to utility work, and it’s not expected to be reopened until the end of May, according to a city… Continue reading

Summer program subject of chamber luncheon

The director of Alaska Business Week, a weeklong summer business program for high school students, will be speaking about the program at the Juneau Chamber… Continue reading

Help with health insurance taxes and exemptions available

SEARHC’s Outreach and Enrollment Program is available to assist Southeast Alaskans fill out their 1095A form and determine tax penalty exemptions, such as tribal and… Continue reading

Around Town

Using iPads and other mobile device tips and tricks, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free.… Continue reading

Housing Action Plan meetings scheduled

The Juneau Affordable Housing Commission will be holding two public meetings at the end of the month to present the city’s Housing Action Plan and… Continue reading

Fire and medical for Tuesday, March 22, 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

Bill requires parents to ‘opt-in’ before students can learn sex ed

Alaska’s House Education Committee is considering a bill that would require parent permission before children can be taught sexual education and ban abortion service providers… Continue reading

Victoria Demmert decorates a T-shirt in memorial of her mother during the Juneau Clothesline Project held at The Canvas on Friday evening. An domestic violence awareness campaign sponsored by the AWARE Shelter, the shirts will be displayed at the Heritage Cafe in the Baranof Hotel from April 1 to 11 and April 11 to 22 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Photo: Clothesline project

Victoria Demmert decorates a T-shirt in memorial of her mother during the Juneau Clothesline Project held at The Canvas on Friday evening. A domestic violence… Continue reading

Victoria Demmert decorates a T-shirt in memorial of her mother during the Juneau Clothesline Project held at The Canvas on Friday evening. An domestic violence awareness campaign sponsored by the AWARE Shelter, the shirts will be displayed at the Heritage Cafe in the Baranof Hotel from April 1 to 11 and April 11 to 22 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

CCFR puts out burning bucket in Baranof basement

The Baranof Hotel was evacuated briefly Sunday night after a bucket of oily rags in the basement caught fire setting off fire alarms, according to… Continue reading

Driver of crashed car flees scene and injured passenger

The Juneau Police Department is investigating a possible DWI this weekend that left a passenger injured and the driver nowhere to be seen.JPD received multiple… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other mobile device tips and tricks, 9-11 a.m.,… Continue reading

Sanders opens campaign office

The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has opened a campaign office in Juneau.The office, which held its grand opening Saturday afternoon, is located… Continue reading

Car crash injures man

The Juneau Police Department has reported an unusual single-vehicle accident on Glacier Highway.According to police, about 1 a.m. Saturday, a car crashed near 20 Mile… Continue reading

Police and Fire dispatches for March 21, 2016

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

Sex offender’s appeal is thrown out

A convicted sex offender’s attempt to declare himself a “sovereign citizen” immune from prosecution has been thrown out by the Alaska Court of Appeals.Eugene John… Continue reading

Delia Canales, left, originally from Mexico, receives instruction from Felicite Toney during an English as a Second Language class at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library last month. The Learning Connection provides ESL and immigration courses for free.

Free classes help Juneau’s immigrants learn English

When Ileyana Lopez immigrated from a small village in Mexico to the United States as a young woman, she didn’t speak a word of English.“At… Continue reading

Delia Canales, left, originally from Mexico, receives instruction from Felicite Toney during an English as a Second Language class at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library last month. The Learning Connection provides ESL and immigration courses for free.
Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, watches from afar as her teammate, Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, prepares to shoot a clay pigeon during the shotgun challenge portion of the 2016 Legislative Shoot, hosted by the Alaska Correctional Officers Association on Saturday at the Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Archery Club and the hunter training center on Montana Creek Road.

Photos: Legislative shoot

Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, watches from afar as her teammate, Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, prepares to shoot a clay pigeon during the shotgun challenge portion… Continue reading

Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, watches from afar as her teammate, Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, prepares to shoot a clay pigeon during the shotgun challenge portion of the 2016 Legislative Shoot, hosted by the Alaska Correctional Officers Association on Saturday at the Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Archery Club and the hunter training center on Montana Creek Road.
Gabe Kennedy at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, shortly after coming out of a coma. The photo was taken in June 2014.

Hit-and-run victim: ‘I can’t believe I’m still alive’

Gabe Kennedy was in a great mood on a recent Monday. After almost a month of being on a liquid diet, his doctor had just… Continue reading

Gabe Kennedy at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, shortly after coming out of a coma. The photo was taken in June 2014.

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