USCG searches for 64-year-old missing boater near POW

The U.S. Coast Guard was still searching on Saturday for a 64-year-old man near Prince of Wales Island.Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a request for… Continue reading

Master gardeners to share hands-on knowledge

Learn tips and techniques from Alaska master gardeners during a March 12 class in Juneau.Through hands-on activities, experienced gardeners will share techniques for planning and… Continue reading

Coast Guard moves on to next phase of Challenger removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the abatement process of the tugboat Challenger, and destruction is slated to begin this week.The abandoned tugboat was raised… 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

Police and Fire for Monday, March 7

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

Nominate someone for First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year awards

Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker is still accepting applications for the annual First Lady Volunteer of the Year awards.Nominations for the awards, which honor Alaskans… Continue reading

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."

Photos: Sharing science

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker on their research into “The Effects of Salinity… Continue reading

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."

Man indicted for heroin possession

A Juneau grand jury indicted a Juneau man Friday for possessing heroin.Dwayne L. Clements, 47, faces a class C felony — fourth-degree misconduct involving a… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Deanna Hobbs speaks to students outside the Capitol before they attended a Senate Education Committee hearing at on SB 191 on Thursday. The bill mandates penalties on teachers, including termination or the loss of their teaching certificates, for using sex ed materials from an abortion care provider.

Juneau teens say banning Planned Parenthood is bad for students

When Planned Parenthood came into her freshman health class, Sage Zahnd was relieved to talk about consent.“It’s not something that a lot of teenagers get… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Deanna Hobbs speaks to students outside the Capitol before they attended a Senate Education Committee hearing at on SB 191 on Thursday. The bill mandates penalties on teachers, including termination or the loss of their teaching certificates, for using sex ed materials from an abortion care provider.

Man found dead on Seward

A group of passersby found an unresponsive 73-year-old man at 6:08 p.m. Thursday on a sidewalk in the 200 block of Seward Street. Paramedics pronounced… Continue reading

Early, absentee voting now underway

Juneau residents who want to cast an absentee ballot for the Tuesday, March 15 special municipal election may now do so at City Hall or… Continue reading

Around Town

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

Police & Fire for Sunday, March 6, 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

JPD: Attacker targets same woman twice with gun

A 32-year-old Juneau woman told police that a masked man held her at gunpoint as she tried to get into her car Wednesday evening -… Continue reading

This photo provided to the Empire by Kaye Peters shows Tlingit paddles in action during the Glacier Valley Elementary School's 2008 production of "Tides and the Tempest." The paddles and other artwork were reported missing from the school's library Jan. 17 and police announced Friday they have been recovered.

Police recover school’s stolen artwork

More than a month after Native artwork went missing from an elementary school library, some pieces are finding their way back home.Juneau Police Department officers… Continue reading

This photo provided to the Empire by Kaye Peters shows Tlingit paddles in action during the Glacier Valley Elementary School's 2008 production of "Tides and the Tempest." The paddles and other artwork were reported missing from the school's library Jan. 17 and police announced Friday they have been recovered.
Mayoral candidates Ken Koelsch, left, and Karen Crane speak at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Mayoral candidates meet in final forum

At the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s mayoral candidate forum Thursday afternoon, the greatest difference between candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch was their take on… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates Ken Koelsch, left, and Karen Crane speak at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

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

Police calls for Friday, March 4, 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

Icy Strait Point completes new dock, adventure center and restaurant

This summer, the Alaska Native-owned cruise destination Icy Strait Point will welcome 160,000 passengers with a newly built floating dock.Located near Hoonah and 35 miles… Continue reading

My Turn: The voices guiding Alaska’s senate majority aren’t Alaskan

Does Senate President Kevin Meyer really want to right-size state government or super-downsize it? That’s a matter of opinion, and as he wrote last week,… Continue reading