Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.

Photo: Checking out (and in) the new library

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.… Continue reading

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.
Beth McEwen, left, and Andy Peterson count absentee and questioned ballots in the Assembly Chambers on Friday from Tuesday's municipal election.

Behind the ballot

By Tuesday night, Juneau will have a newly declared mayor, Assembly representatives and school board members. But getting there is a huge undertaking.The process of… Continue reading

Beth McEwen, left, and Andy Peterson count absentee and questioned ballots in the Assembly Chambers on Friday from Tuesday's municipal election.

Teachers’ union talks ‘game day’

Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers’ contract. Both parties are… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Burglary• At 9:01 p.m. Saturday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Mark Alan Street. Investigation continues.Death•… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing… Continue reading

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?

In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.The… Continue reading

Correction

In the story titled “Whale, what now?” which appeared in the Sunday Oct. 4 edition, a section title incorrectly identified the proposed location of the… Continue reading

Photo: Welcome to the library

Alaskan artist Dan DeRoux, right, works with Ron Reed of Dawson Construction, center, and Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr to install one of two… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Oct. 5

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Photo: The skeleton in Nana’s Attic

Suzanne Hudson, owner of Nana’s Attic, decorates the front of her Seward Street antique and collectible business on Friday.… Continue reading

Mammography statistics

Every year, more than 200,000 women in the United Sates are diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, even before any… Continue reading

What cancer screenings and when?

The following is based on the American Cancer Society’s cancer screening schedules for a few cancers; this list is not exhaustive. Different national standards vary… Continue reading

Seeking help: Cancer services and programs in Juneau

Cancer services have increased in Juneau in recent decades. There are a variety of services created by the medical community and cancer survivors and their… Continue reading

The Juneau Urgent & Family Care building on Old Dairy Road.

Photos: Roof collapse

In these Oct. 2 photos, a North Pacific Erectors employee makes final repairs on the roof of Juneau Rental Space. The roof collapsed Sept. 21,… Continue reading

The Juneau Urgent & Family Care building on Old Dairy Road.
Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.

Whale, what now?

How do you change the planned location of a giant bronze whale statue? One proposal at a time. That’s how several Juneau residents have tried,… Continue reading

Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.
Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.

Child predator offers apology at sentencing

Before starting an eight-year prison sentence, a Juneau man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl gave a tearful apology to the her father during… Continue reading

Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.

Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

When a school shuts down in rural Alaska, a community ceases to exist. Such a situation can be a school administrator’s nightmare, and in more… Continue reading

Gov. designates October Fire Safety Month

The month of October brings to mind crisp autumn weather and trick-or-treating.Gov. Bill Walker’s office hopes it will bring something else to mind as well:… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 4, 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

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 4

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