This picture, provided by the Alaska State Troopers, shows the 38-foot Bayliner "Thalasa." Authorities are searching for the vessel and its owner, Kenneth Trammel, after Trammel's family reported Sunday he was overdue from a fishing trip.

Search on for Wrangell fisherman

Alaska State Troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a Wrangell boater who embarked on a five-day fishing trip on Nov. 5 and… Continue reading

This picture, provided by the Alaska State Troopers, shows the 38-foot Bayliner "Thalasa." Authorities are searching for the vessel and its owner, Kenneth Trammel, after Trammel's family reported Sunday he was overdue from a fishing trip.
An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.

Photos: USS Juneau

Veterans John Cooper, left, John Larson, center, and Chaplain Kirk Thorsteinson carry flower wreaths and their stands away after a service at the U.S.S. Juneau… Continue reading

An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.
Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire, 34, was found shot dead in her Douglas Island home on Sunday along with 36-year-old Robert Meireis. Police are calling the deaths a double murder but say they do not have a suspect at this time.

Police: Double murder in Douglas

The shooting deaths of two people at a Douglas Island condominium is being investigated as a double murder, according to the Juneau Police Department.The bodies… Continue reading

Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire, 34, was found shot dead in her Douglas Island home on Sunday along with 36-year-old Robert Meireis. Police are calling the deaths a double murder but say they do not have a suspect at this time.

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

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Around town for Monday, Nov. 16

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

A search is underway for a 22-year-old hiker in Ketchikan who was last seen Wednesday struggling to descend a mountain, possibly under the influence of… Continue reading

Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

If the city’s Marijuana Committee has its way, there will be a pot-related proposition on Juneau’s municipal election ballots in October. At their meeting Thursday,… Continue reading

Former Sealaska CEO dies at age 68

Sealaska Corp. has announced the death of former president and CEO Robert Loescher.The news was delivered by email Friday afternoon. Loescher was of the Eagle… Continue reading

Missing hunter found near Hoonah after search

A missing hunter was found Tuesday morning near Hoonah after an overnight search, Alaska State Troopers reported Thursday.Loren Cummins, 54, of Juneau, had been hunting… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 15

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

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Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.

Photos: Walter Soboleff Day

Mary Richey Sell and Nadine Hafner, right, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, carry a painting of Dr. Walter Soboleff to show elders after the painting… Continue reading

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.

Tree knocks out power Out The Road

A storm blowing in from the Gulf of Alaska knocked a tree into power lines at Mile 19 of the Glacier Highway on Friday morning,… Continue reading

Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

Photos: Get real

Putting food on the… lunch table?: Thunder Mountain High School senior Sara Wood is trying to figure out if she can afford groceries for children… Continue reading

Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Even after listening to a generally optimistic presentation about the city’s economic outlook, the majority of the 40-some people at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

Three JPD officers graduate from academy today

Three Juneau Police Department officers will graduate from the Alaska Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka today.The three are part of a class of 17,… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Nov. 13

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

Health insurance marketplace navigation

The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace’s open enrollment will be from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016. Both SEARHC and the Internal Revenue… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

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Veterans were invited to participate in a special men's dance at a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

‘We’re here because we remember’

Although traditionally a day set aside to thank veterans for their service, this Veterans Day one individual gave them something more — a mission.A program… Continue reading

Veterans were invited to participate in a special men's dance at a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.