Public hearings scheduled for proposed changes to Kensington gold mine

Public comments will be accepted through Nov. 7.

Prosecuting Attorney John Darnall, from the Office of Special Prosecutions, right, shows pictures of recovered bullets and their casings to Juneau Police Department Sgt. Matt DuBois during the double murder trial of Laron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Graham is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Prosecuting Attorney John Darnall, from the Office of Special Prosecutions, right, shows pictures of recovered bullets and their casings to Juneau Police Department Sgt. Matt DuBois during the double murder trial of Laron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Graham is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grant nets Juneau airport over $25M for maintenance, repairs

The money will be used to repair aging taxiways.

A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014. The forecast looks promising for Aurora activity this Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014. The forecast looks promising for Aurora activity this Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Hiker stranded on ledge for 26 hours shares his story

He walked away with just a few scratches.

Construction worker injured near docks downtown

Someone reportedly drove through a barrier, authorities say.

Peter Metcalfe speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about the upcoming “Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian Tribes & Clans” to be held in Juneau Sept. 26-29. Metcalfe has been involved in the conference since it’s inception. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Peter Metcalfe speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about the upcoming “Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian Tribes & Clans” to be held in Juneau Sept. 26-29. Metcalfe has been involved in the conference since it’s inception. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Police Department officers and Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel respond to an accident at the Downtown Public Library on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A construction worker was injured at a work site after a driver reportedly drove through the library parking barrier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Worker injured in parking garage accident in stable condition

A car knocked over a steel beam, crushing his legs.

Juneau Police Department officers and Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel respond to an accident at the Downtown Public Library on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A construction worker was injured at a work site after a driver reportedly drove through the library parking barrier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Community Foundation names 2019’s philanthropist of the year

After 40 years, she’s still supporting projects.