Linda Seek, a 32-year-old former Juneau resident and Alaska Native, was reported missing Jan. 4 by her husband Thomas Skeek. Thomas was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and tampering with evidence Wednesday evening in connection with Linda's disappearance, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Murder charges in case of missing Juneau woman

It was only through news reports Wednesday evening that family members in Juneau learned police made an arrest in connection to the disappearance of their… Continue reading

Linda Seek, a 32-year-old former Juneau resident and Alaska Native, was reported missing Jan. 4 by her husband Thomas Skeek. Thomas was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and tampering with evidence Wednesday evening in connection with Linda's disappearance, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
Feb. 22 is the deadline for comments on a plan that would wean the Southeast logging industry from older, larger trees and switch it to the harvest of younger, smaller ones.

Forest Service nears finish line for long-term Tongass plan

Alaskans are running out of time to give their input on the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to manage the Tongass National Forest into the 2030s.Feb.… Continue reading

Feb. 22 is the deadline for comments on a plan that would wean the Southeast logging industry from older, larger trees and switch it to the harvest of younger, smaller ones.
Karen Crane

Assemblywoman throws hat in mayoral race

The seven-day candidate filing period for the upcoming special municipal election is now more than halfway over, and as of Wednesday evening there are two… Continue reading

Karen Crane
Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, left, speaks with Marshall Lind, former Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Southeast, during Juneau's 31st Annual Legislative Welcome Reception at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Photo: Well received

Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, left, speaks with Marshall Lind, former Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Southeast, during Juneau's 31st Annual Legislative Welcome… Continue reading

Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, left, speaks with Marshall Lind, former Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Southeast, during Juneau's 31st Annual Legislative Welcome Reception at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Around Town for Jan. 21

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Gastineau demo to impact traffic

The structural demolition of the shuttered Gastineau Apartments is slated to start Monday, and once it does, all northbound traffic on North Franklin Street will… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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

31 vying to fill city manager position

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly reviewed about 30 city manager applications during a special meeting, held entirely in executive session, Tuesday night. The… Continue reading

Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, left, receives an enthusiastic greeting by Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, on the first day of the 29th Legislature at the Capitol in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Legislature opens regular session

On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, climbed the steps of the Capitol together with smiles on their faces.They traded… Continue reading

Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, left, receives an enthusiastic greeting by Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, on the first day of the 29th Legislature at the Capitol in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Simulating disaster: Red Cross prepares for landslide drill at UAS, seeks volunteers

In the early hours of Aug. 18, heavy rainfall and wind loosened the earth above a small neighborhood at the base of Harbor Mountain in… Continue reading

New group aims to engage young Alaskans in state politics

The state’s budget crisis isn’t a laughing matter, but a new group is trying to inject a little humor into the issue. For Our Alaska,… Continue reading

Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault to host Mongolian delegation

A delegation from Mongolia is coming to Juneau this week to share how their country responds to domestic violence and sexual assault and to learn… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 20

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

BlendTech Inc. recalls lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix

The DEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program confirmed the Alaska distribution of the recently recalled single lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix by BlendTech… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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

First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Monday.

Photos: MLK Day

First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on… Continue reading

First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Monday.
Julee Faso-Formoso works with Vince Gonderzik, a fourth grade student at Chugiak Elementary School diagnosed with dyslexia. Faso-Formoso specializes in tutoring elementary students with the learning disability that causes reading challenges for otherwise intelligent children and adults that may suffer from the disorder. Letter reversals, omission of letters in sentences, dizziness and headaches when reading and transpositions when writing and reading are just some of the symptoms of the disability.

In Chugiak, extra support helps students with dyslexia shine

It’s pretty challenging to keep up in elementary school when one is learning to read but the letters are backwards, transposed or appear to be… Continue reading

Julee Faso-Formoso works with Vince Gonderzik, a fourth grade student at Chugiak Elementary School diagnosed with dyslexia. Faso-Formoso specializes in tutoring elementary students with the learning disability that causes reading challenges for otherwise intelligent children and adults that may suffer from the disorder. Letter reversals, omission of letters in sentences, dizziness and headaches when reading and transpositions when writing and reading are just some of the symptoms of the disability.

Around Town for Jan. 19

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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

Juneau observes MLK holiday

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a state and federal holiday.While government offices are closed and there will be no mail delivery, the Black… Continue reading