Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks at a special meeting of the Uptown Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks at a special meeting of the Uptown Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Zane Jones from MRV Architects speaks to attendees at a Blueprint Downtown walking tour on Saturday. Attendees shared their thoughts and experiences about downtown business, housing and public safety. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Taking a walk through the future of downtown

They talked about homelessness and downtown businesses.

Zane Jones from MRV Architects speaks to attendees at a Blueprint Downtown walking tour on Saturday. Attendees shared their thoughts and experiences about downtown business, housing and public safety. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Charles David Hightower talks about his new business, Enhance Orthopedic Surgery, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Charles David Hightower talks about his new business, Enhance Orthopedic Surgery, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The owners of Chan’s Thai Kitchen are reportedly closing the long-running Auke Bay restaurant. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The owners of Chan’s Thai Kitchen are reportedly closing the long-running Auke Bay restaurant. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department is looking for Juneau man Zachary Michael Daniels, 29, pictured. Daniels has two felony warrants out for his arrest. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police seek man who has warrants for theft

Authorities are asking for the public to help.

The Juneau Police Department is looking for Juneau man Zachary Michael Daniels, 29, pictured. Daniels has two felony warrants out for his arrest. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mt. Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mt. Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fresh rainwater sits on top of the ice at Auke Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The National Weather Service calls for decreasing clouds and a high of 35 for Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fresh rainwater sits on top of the ice at Auke Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The National Weather Service calls for decreasing clouds and a high of 35 for Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Radio equipment sits atop Saddle Mountain near Juneau. The Juneau Police Department shares this equipment with other agencies. The department is looking into changing its radio system to keep its scanner chatter private. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Radio equipment sits atop Saddle Mountain near Juneau. The Juneau Police Department shares this equipment with other agencies. The department is looking into changing its radio system to keep its scanner chatter private. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Tax return preparers badly need volunteers

Taxes are certain, volunteer support is not.

The view from the Staton residence on Meander Way shows the erosion caused by the Mendenhall River. The Statons are putting in a bank stabilization project after erosion has caused them to lose most of their backyard. They recently cut part of their deck off, seen in the lower right. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
The view from the Staton residence on Meander Way shows the erosion caused by the Mendenhall River. The Statons are putting in a bank stabilization project after erosion has caused them to lose most of their backyard. They recently cut part of their deck off, seen in the lower right. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)