Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.

JPD finishes update to computer system

“It was certainly time to replace.”

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.
Bob Bird (left) and Lisa Parker (right) participate in a Constitutional Convention Forum at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Constitutional convention debate comes to Kenai

Alaskans will be asked on the Nov. 8 general election ballot: “Shall there be a constitutional convention?”

Bob Bird (left) and Lisa Parker (right) participate in a Constitutional Convention Forum at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A person waits at a bus station in the Valley area as rain patters around them Thursday afternoon. Weather service expects the rain to end in the Juneau area overnight Thursday and another front to arrive again Friday night. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

‘Landslides are a possibility’: Heavy rainfall and winds expected to continue

Weather service expects the rain to end overnight Thursday, another front Friday night.

A person waits at a bus station in the Valley area as rain patters around them Thursday afternoon. Weather service expects the rain to end in the Juneau area overnight Thursday and another front to arrive again Friday night. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau.

444-unit housing project raises hopes, concerns

Backers of proposed subdivision say it addresses shortage, neighbors worry about impacts.

A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau.
Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.

It’s Fire Prevention Week, do you have a plan?

Firefighters and insurance company share safety advice.

Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.
Forms to run for state office are displayed at the Alaska Division of Elections’ offices in Juneau in June. Candidates and organizations in statewide contests were required to file campaign finance reports on Monday, detailing their spending, expenses and cash on hand one month before the Nov 8 election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file photo)

Big bucks back constitutional convention opponents

D.C. group spends on ballot measure, Dunleavy has big cash advantage in governor’s race.

Forms to run for state office are displayed at the Alaska Division of Elections’ offices in Juneau in June. Candidates and organizations in statewide contests were required to file campaign finance reports on Monday, detailing their spending, expenses and cash on hand one month before the Nov 8 election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file photo)
This early September photo shows a rain soaked Mill Campground which is set to close Saturday afternoon after its third season, the City and Borough of Juneau announced. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
This early September photo shows a rain soaked Mill Campground which is set to close Saturday afternoon after its third season, the City and Borough of Juneau announced. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.
Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.
This screenshot of an Alaska Earthquake Center map shows the intensity of a Monday afternoon magnitude 3.8 earthquake about 51 miles north of Juneau.

Juneau residents feel the earth move

3.8 magnitude earthquake felt in the capital city.

This screenshot of an Alaska Earthquake Center map shows the intensity of a Monday afternoon magnitude 3.8 earthquake about 51 miles north of Juneau.
Dick and Candy Behrends, married couple and co-owners of Behrends Mechanical Inc., accept a surprise Citizens of the Year award. They were thanked by board members for their contribution to the Juneau community both charitably and through their volunteer work over many years. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Chamber gives Lifetime Achievement Award, names Citizens of the Year

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Dick and Candy Behrends, married couple and co-owners of Behrends Mechanical Inc., accept a surprise Citizens of the Year award. They were thanked by board members for their contribution to the Juneau community both charitably and through their volunteer work over many years. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Ships in Port for the weeks of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16

Here’s what to expect this week for the last two weeks of the season.

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A ballot is placed in a ballot drop box on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Latest local election results show tight finish for two props

City Hall prop facing narrow defeat, disclosure repeal poised to pass.

A ballot is placed in a ballot drop box on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire
Harmony Wentz, Faith Rogers’ daughter, holds out her phone to show a photo of the pair sharing a hammock. According to Juneau Police Department spokesperson Erann Kalwara, authorities are working to identify a suspect responsible for Rogers’ death.

Authorities work to identify suspect in Juneau woman’s death

JPD is working with the State Crime Lab and the Medical Examiner.

Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire
Harmony Wentz, Faith Rogers’ daughter, holds out her phone to show a photo of the pair sharing a hammock. According to Juneau Police Department spokesperson Erann Kalwara, authorities are working to identify a suspect responsible for Rogers’ death.
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.

Sooner or ladder CCFR’s new truck will be in service

Firefighters say extended reach means increased safety.

Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum is switching to its winter hours. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Jensen-Olson Arboretum is switching to its winter hours. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire
Two cones and concrete barriers sit near the fallen trees and debris left over after a landslide occurred early last week. Officials determined in the aftermath of the event that the landslide occurred predominantly due to a large tree that fell and in the process pulled down mud and other debris with it as it slid down the hillside.

City’s portion of landslide cleanup finished

Remaining debris is in the hands of property owners, according to city officials.

Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire
Two cones and concrete barriers sit near the fallen trees and debris left over after a landslide occurred early last week. Officials determined in the aftermath of the event that the landslide occurred predominantly due to a large tree that fell and in the process pulled down mud and other debris with it as it slid down the hillside.
Characters Rose (Xáalnook Erin Tripp) and Anthony (Kenny Ramos) smile and chat midway through the Wednesday night rehearsal performance of “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” at Perseverance Theatre. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Characters Rose (Xáalnook Erin Tripp) and Anthony (Kenny Ramos) smile and chat midway through the Wednesday night rehearsal performance of “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” at Perseverance Theatre. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
An array of I Voted stickers lie on a table at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Election Day votes were not among the ballots tallied in unofficial results released late Tuesday night. A photo shows the City and Borough of Juneau City Hall. A ballot proposition that would fund construction of a new City Hall saw a nearly 50-50 split of the vote in unofficial results shared Tuesday night. Cars drive past a sign encouraging voters to support Proposition 4, which would repeal a local ordinance requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property. The proposition was heavily supported by local Realtors. Signs encouraging voters to support Proposition 2, which would OK $6.6 million in bond debt for recreation improvements, sit in a chair on the track at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park ahead of a football game. Upgrading the track is among the projects Prop 2 would fund. (Juneau Empire Photos)
An array of I Voted stickers lie on a table at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Election Day votes were not among the ballots tallied in unofficial results released late Tuesday night. A photo shows the City and Borough of Juneau City Hall. A ballot proposition that would fund construction of a new City Hall saw a nearly 50-50 split of the vote in unofficial results shared Tuesday night. Cars drive past a sign encouraging voters to support Proposition 4, which would repeal a local ordinance requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property. The proposition was heavily supported by local Realtors. Signs encouraging voters to support Proposition 2, which would OK $6.6 million in bond debt for recreation improvements, sit in a chair on the track at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park ahead of a football game. Upgrading the track is among the projects Prop 2 would fund. (Juneau Empire Photos)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)