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.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to match polio run’s fundraising 2 to 1

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match the money raised by local Rotary clubs’ Saturday inaugural PolioPlus Fun Run two to one. Participants can… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn , 32, appears in Juneau District Court Thursday for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Brandon C. Cook. Bail was set at $1 million.

Prosecutor: Victim shot ‘execution style’

A prosecutor on Thursday said a 30-year-old man who was fatally shot inside a Juneau trailer park Tuesday night was murdered “execution style” by a… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn , 32, appears in Juneau District Court Thursday for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Brandon C. Cook. Bail was set at $1 million.
Juneau Police Department detectives prepare to enter unit 35 in the Glacierview Trailer Park on Wednesday where a 32-year-old suspect involved in the shooting death of a 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night.

Murder in the valley

From outside Trailer C16, a light grey single trailer with dark blue trim on C Street in Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park, it sounded like… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department detectives prepare to enter unit 35 in the Glacierview Trailer Park on Wednesday where a 32-year-old suspect involved in the shooting death of a 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night.

Forest Service finishes highway project

The U.S. Forest Service has finished rebuilding 23 miles of road on Prince of Wales Island, speeding travel between Whale Pass and Thorne Bay.The highway,… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 22

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

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the Year award from Mayor Merrill Sanford at the beginning of Tuesday's Assembly meeting. Firefighter/EMT Meg Thordarson was also recognized with the Dell Moffit Award.

Photo: Firefighter awards

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the… Continue reading

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the Year award from Mayor Merrill Sanford at the beginning of Tuesday's Assembly meeting. Firefighter/EMT Meg Thordarson was also recognized with the Dell Moffit Award.

Icebreaker to hold open house Friday

The Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will hold an open house on Friday as it stops in Juneau at the conclusion of its summer 2015 research… Continue reading

Ketchikan sees record rain

Alaska’s First City saw a record amount of rain on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, 5.38 inches of rain was measured at Ketchikan… Continue reading

Josh Keaton, left, and Emil "Robert" Mackey field questions during a Juneau Board of Education candidate forum held in September. Keaton and Mackey were the only two board members to vote in favor of creating  new STEM charter school, which failed 5-2 during Tuesday's school board meeting.

Concerns block STEM charter school

Despite a willingness to soften strict enrollment criteria and a deferment to the Juneau School Board on other issues, the proposed elementary STEM charter school… Continue reading

Josh Keaton, left, and Emil "Robert" Mackey field questions during a Juneau Board of Education candidate forum held in September. Keaton and Mackey were the only two board members to vote in favor of creating  new STEM charter school, which failed 5-2 during Tuesday's school board meeting.
A momentary dash of sun creates a double rainbow over downtown Juneau on Monday.

Photo: Double rainbow over Juneau

A momentary dash of sun creates a double rainbow over downtown Juneau on Monday.… Continue reading

A momentary dash of sun creates a double rainbow over downtown Juneau on Monday.

Observing ‘Back to the Future’ Day with blasts from Juneau’s past

Today is “Back to the Future” Day.Mobile users may see the infographic here.In the reels of the film “Back to the Future II,” starring Michael… Continue reading

Greg Fisk shakes hands with City Attorney Amy Mead after she swore him into his Mayor seat on the Assembly Tuesday night.

Gastineau demo bid OK’d

Shortly after the city attorney swore in Juneau’s new mayor and two returning Assembly members, it was back to business with the awarding of a… Continue reading

Greg Fisk shakes hands with City Attorney Amy Mead after she swore him into his Mayor seat on the Assembly Tuesday night.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Fire and medical• On Friday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to eight EMS calls, an agency assist call on Teslin Street, a two-vehicle car crash on… Continue reading

City Attorney Amy Mead swears in Loren Jones, center, and Jerry Nankervis into their second terms on the Assembly Tuesday night.

Photos: Sanford sendoff; swearing in

Mayor Merrill Sanford shares a laugh with Deputy Major Mary Becker as the Assembly thanks him for his service to the city Tuesday night.… Continue reading

City Attorney Amy Mead swears in Loren Jones, center, and Jerry Nankervis into their second terms on the Assembly Tuesday night.