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

The federal government has pressed charges of falsely selling Native artwork against the owner of Northstar Gifts at 236 S. Franklin Street.

Two Juneau shop owners tied to Native art scam

Two downtown business owners with shops frequented by summer tourists are facing charges for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.Juneau residents Vinod “Vinny”… Continue reading

The federal government has pressed charges of falsely selling Native artwork against the owner of Northstar Gifts at 236 S. Franklin Street.

Assembly finance talks tax exemptions

Wednesday night’s Assembly Finance Committee meeting was all about tax exemptions.During the meeting, the committee discussed sales tax exemptions for cruise ship and massages, and… Continue reading

Petition: No commercial pot in residential zones

What started as a group of about half a dozen North Douglas residents unhappy about the city’s zoning rules for future marijuana establishments has grown… Continue reading

After signing the agreement, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson takes a picture of Central Council President Richard Peterson doing the same. The signing ceremony took place at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday night.

Historic agreement gives tribe foster care control

When children are taken out of their homes due to neglect or abuse, they’re under the responsibility and jurisdiction of the State Office of Children’s… Continue reading

After signing the agreement, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson takes a picture of Central Council President Richard Peterson doing the same. The signing ceremony took place at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday night.

Legislators join the crowd at Super Tuesday polls

In addition to the 682 Juneau voters who cast votes Tuesday, 100 non-Juneau voters cast out-of-district ballots at Centennial Hall on Super Tuesday.Under the rules… Continue reading

Volunteers tally votes after the close of the Republican Presidential Preference Poll on March 1, 2016 in Centennial Hall's Egan Ballroom.

Super Tuesday lives up to the adjective in Juneau

Sometime about 4:30 p.m., a man walked through the parking lot doors of Centennial Hall and uttered a single word: “Wow!”“Don’t worry,” came a volunteer’s… Continue reading

Volunteers tally votes after the close of the Republican Presidential Preference Poll on March 1, 2016 in Centennial Hall's Egan Ballroom.

Juneau man avoids felony charges with plea deal

A deep knife wound in a woman’s armpit could just have easily wounded an artery that would have ended her life, Juneau District Attorney James… Continue reading

Around Town

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.,… Continue reading

Interim commissioner appoints interim deputy

Interim Commissioner Susan McCauley appointed longtime Alaska educator Betty Walters as interim deputy commissioner Wednesday.Walters replaces Les Morse, who retired, according to a press release… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, March 3, 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

A Juneau resident reads while enjoying Tuesday's afternoon sunshine at the State Office Building.

Photo: Sun at last

A Juneau resident reads while enjoying Tuesday’s afternoon sunshine at the State Office Building.… Continue reading

A Juneau resident reads while enjoying Tuesday's afternoon sunshine at the State Office Building.

Alaska Airlines applies for Havana flights

Alaska’s state airline has applied for two of a handful of flights authorized by a new diplomatic agreement between the United States and Cuba.Signed last… Continue reading

Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at noon on Tuesday in front of the Capitol to encourage greater education funding. The House Finance Subcommittee moved forward approximately $50 million in cuts from the budget proposed by the UA Board of Regents putting research funding at a "bare minimum," according to supporters.  Speakers at the rally included Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, Rep. Adam Wool, a Fairbanks Democrat whose district includes UAF, and current UA system students from across the state.

Photos: University rally

Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at… Continue reading

Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at noon on Tuesday in front of the Capitol to encourage greater education funding. The House Finance Subcommittee moved forward approximately $50 million in cuts from the budget proposed by the UA Board of Regents putting research funding at a "bare minimum," according to supporters.  Speakers at the rally included Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, Rep. Adam Wool, a Fairbanks Democrat whose district includes UAF, and current UA system students from across the state.

US Marshals warn of law enforcement telephone scam

A fraudulent caller is contacting members of the public and telling them they have federal arrest warrants with fines that require collecting, according to the… Continue reading

DEC to Angoon: High metal levels in food not linked to mine

The state says the ecosystem in Hawk Inlet is healthy, eating traditional foods from there doesn’t pose an increased health risk and indications of high… Continue reading

February is second-warmest on record

Juneau’s warm trend continued into the second month of the year as the capital city recorded its second-warmest February since accurate recordkeeping began.According to measurements… Continue reading

Jose Antoni Delgado shown here at Juneau's courthouse this Tuesday afternoon.

Drive-by bullet misses man by 8 inches

According to charging court documents filed Friday, a man narrowly missed being shot in the head by a stray bullet in a shooting in a… Continue reading

Jose Antoni Delgado shown here at Juneau's courthouse this Tuesday afternoon.
A skier rides the Hooter Chairlift over uncovered ground at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Feb. 1.

No slush for you: Eaglecrest cancels annual event

For the second consecutive year, Eaglecrest Ski Area has canceled its Slush Cup due to lack of snow.What was once an annual event to celebrate… Continue reading

A skier rides the Hooter Chairlift over uncovered ground at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Feb. 1.