Lecture on injustices and inequities in Native education

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the University of Alaska Southeast’s Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools program will sponsor a free lecture by Dr.… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch and his wife, Marian, watch election workers count the remaining absentee and questioned ballots from Tuesday's special mayoral election in Assembly Chambers on Friday. Koelsch maintained his lead over opponent Karen Crane. The Canvass Review Board meets Tuesday to verify the results from the precincts and to certify the election.

All ballots counted, Koelsch is new mayor

After all of the absentee and questioned ballots from Tuesday’s special mayoral election were counted Friday, candidate Ken Koelsch still came out ahead.Koelsch won about… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch and his wife, Marian, watch election workers count the remaining absentee and questioned ballots from Tuesday's special mayoral election in Assembly Chambers on Friday. Koelsch maintained his lead over opponent Karen Crane. The Canvass Review Board meets Tuesday to verify the results from the precincts and to certify the election.

Man sought in Switzer arrested

Police say they have arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing a car in the Lemon Creek area Thursday morning.While driving… Continue reading

Lemon Creek sees some love

Last March, the Juneau Assembly adopted the Auke Bay Area Plan, a blueprint of sorts to help guide future development in a manner appropriate for… Continue reading

Number of foster children in Alaska at a record high

As a foster care youth, 19-year-old Rachel Bedsworth has been placed in 47 different homes.“Part of it was my fault just because I didn’t listen… Continue reading

Rob Barnes, Head of State Legislative Affairs for Google, speaks to the Joint House Senate Transportation Committee about Google's Self-Driving Car Project at the Capitol on Thursday. Barnes told lawmakers that self-driving cars haven't yet been tested on ice and snow.

Photo: Google makes its case for self-driving cars in Alaska

Rob Barnes, Head of State Legislative Affairs for Google, speaks to the Joint House Senate Transportation Committee about Google’s Self-Driving Car Project at the Capitol… Continue reading

Rob Barnes, Head of State Legislative Affairs for Google, speaks to the Joint House Senate Transportation Committee about Google's Self-Driving Car Project at the Capitol on Thursday. Barnes told lawmakers that self-driving cars haven't yet been tested on ice and snow.

Police & Fire for Friday, March 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

Around Town

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

Don Quixote (Myron Welling) faces the Inquisitor (Kim Andree) as the Padre (Jay Query) and sidekick Sancho (Odin Brudie) look on.

Man of La Mancha’s final ride in town this weekend

This weekend, one man will joust with windmills on the stage of Juneau-Douglas High School during Juneau Lyric Opera’s production of “Man of La Mancha,”… Continue reading

Don Quixote (Myron Welling) faces the Inquisitor (Kim Andree) as the Padre (Jay Query) and sidekick Sancho (Odin Brudie) look on.
A screenshot of JPD's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, quelling rumors on social media that armed gunmen were at Switzer Village Mobile Park.

Social media spreads false alarm

Reports of armed gunmen in Switzer Village Mobile Park spread quickly on social media Thursday afternoon. The alleged gunmen were actually detectives with the Juneau… Continue reading

A screenshot of JPD's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, quelling rumors on social media that armed gunmen were at Switzer Village Mobile Park.
Sammy Becker and Mo Michels head up to Pittman's Ridge to take advantage of the fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Wednesday.

Photos: Winter at last

Sammy Becker, right, and Mo Michels head up to Pittman’s Ridge in wintery conditions to take advantage of the fresh snow after skinning up the… Continue reading

Sammy Becker and Mo Michels head up to Pittman's Ridge to take advantage of the fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Wednesday.
Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee shop on Wednesday. The students hung anti-tobacco graffiti on clothes lines in the cafe. The national Kick Butts Day is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Photo: Kick Butts Day

Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee… Continue reading

Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee shop on Wednesday. The students hung anti-tobacco graffiti on clothes lines in the cafe. The national Kick Butts Day is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Early childhood conference focuses on social-emotional learning

“Resilience & The Power of Relationships” is the theme of an early childhood conference that will be held in Juneau’s Centennial Hall Friday and Saturday.… Continue reading

Tsunami warning test imminent

On March 30, the National Weather Service will be testing the tsunami warning communications system in Juneau and other coastal Alaska communities.“The intention is to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, March 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

Governor’s fiscal plan topic of chamber luncheon

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue will speak about the governor’s fiscal plan at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon Thursday. Randy… Continue reading

Sham Jam charity event this Saturday

The “Viva Las Vegas” Sham Jam charity event will take place at the Canvas Art Studio on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Proceeds will… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Home Safety for People… Continue reading

CERT to hold free course

The Juneau Local Emergency Planning Committee will be holding a free course for anybody interested in volunteering on the Community Emergency Response Team or learning… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, questions Dr. Susan McCauley, Interim Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, during a Senate Education Committee on SB 191 at the Capitol on Tuesday. Committee member Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, listens. SB 191, sponsored by Sen. Dunleavy, aims to restrict abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching or providing sexual education in schools.

Bill to ban Planned Parenthood in schools passes education committee

A bill that would restrict abortion service providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching in public schools has jumped its first hurdle. The Senate Education Committee… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, questions Dr. Susan McCauley, Interim Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, during a Senate Education Committee on SB 191 at the Capitol on Tuesday. Committee member Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, listens. SB 191, sponsored by Sen. Dunleavy, aims to restrict abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching or providing sexual education in schools.