Mayoral candidates Karen Crane, left, and Ken Koelsch are shown during a forum held at the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Juneau Empire and KTOO.

Mayoral candidates disagree on senior sales tax, heroin crisis and ‘The Road’

Community members packed the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night to hear mayoral candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch speak on the issues. Overflow at the… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates Karen Crane, left, and Ken Koelsch are shown during a forum held at the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Juneau Empire and KTOO.

Juneau man indicted for child pornography

The U.S. Attorney’s office indicted a Juneau man Wednesday for the distribution of child pornography.Steven Raymond Foster, 45, was arraigned Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge… Continue reading

Perseverance’s 38th season to be biggest one yet

The 38th season marks a first for Perseverance, with a seven-show season in Juneau and a six-show season in Anchorage. This will be Perseverance’s sixth… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267. Annual JCCC Lenten Lunch Series, noon, Northern Light United… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Challenger recovery may cost more

The tugboat Challenger has been raised from Gastineau Channel and is moored at the AJ Dock, but its path to the scrapheap isn’t over yet.… Continue reading

Chamber hosts judge, attorney for lunch

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce hosts Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy and attorney Benjamin Brown for its weekly business roundtable luncheon today.The two will… Continue reading

Marijuana drama at planning commission meeting

After a four-hour meeting as dramatic as it was long, Juneau’s Planning Commission decided Tuesday night to forward an ordinance establishing regulations for marijuana businesses… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Police seek two people in drive-by shooting

The Juneau Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two Juneau residents who are persons of interest in connection to an early Wednesday… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.
Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.

Fighting language loss: ‘Our language is a source of wealth’

“Even though we are from different tribes, we are all in the same canoe. We need to work together to preserve the languages of our… Continue reading

Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.
Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

The few, the loud, the Marines

What the audience at Monday night’s Veterans Affairs town hall lacked in numbers, it made up for in volume.Only nine people (and not all were… Continue reading

Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

Mayoral candidates clash over seniors, wages

As Juneau’s upcoming special mayoral election draws closer, candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch are beginning to move further apart.Tuesday’s Native Issues Forum, co-sponsored by… Continue reading

The Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Nugget Mall is to close at the end of March after the owner could not find a buyer.

Hallmark store could close as soon as April

After nine years in the Hallmark greeting card business at the Nugget Mall, owner Marilyn Molburg is calling it quits.Since last Monday, everything at Holly’s… Continue reading

The Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Nugget Mall is to close at the end of March after the owner could not find a buyer.

JPD chief awards top leaders in the workplace

It was officer Steve Warnaca’s day off and he was watching his daughter, but the Juneau Police Department was backed up with calls and they… Continue reading

Engineering & Public Works Director appointed

The City and Borough of Juneau announced Tuesday afternoon that Roger Healy has been appointed to the Engineering & Public Works Director position.The current Director… Continue reading

Bambino’s Baby Food’s Hali Halibut wins at Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation unveiled the winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, and named Bambino’s Baby Food’s Hali Halibut as the Grand Prize Winner.… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is towed by the tugboat Norman O away from the barge-crane Brightwater to the Alaska-Juneau Mine dock to start the demolition process on Tuesday.

Challenger fully raised, moved to AJ Dock

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger has been raised and moved to the Alaska-Juneau Dock for the next steps in its demolition.The tugboat, built in 1944, sank… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is towed by the tugboat Norman O away from the barge-crane Brightwater to the Alaska-Juneau Mine dock to start the demolition process on Tuesday.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Photo: Bursell sworn into Assembly

Jamie Bursell, left, is sworn into office by Juneau City Attorney Amy Mead on Monday to fill the vacant District 2 seat left open when… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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

Lecturer to discuss ownership of clan crests, designs

Sealaska Heritage Institute will host a visiting scholar from Norway to discuss intellectual property claims associated with clan crests, names, songs and stories.Jacob Adams, a… Continue reading