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University board approves controversial timber lease near Haines

5 hours 38 min ago
The sale is the largest in Haines in recent memory. ... Contact reporter Kevin Gullufsen at 523-2228 and kgullufsen@juneauempire.com. Follow him ...

<b>Juneau</b> sees first 80-degree day of 2018

5 hours 49 min ago
On average, Juneau sees only two days of 80 degrees or warmer at the airport, the city's official measuring point. Last year had only one, on Aug. 5.

Alaska Supreme Court elects new chief justice

11 hours 4 min ago
The news was announced Tuesday by email from the Alaska Court System. “It's a great day,” he said by phone. “I'm very humbled by the opportunity.”.

Eating Wild: Beach Greens Quick Kimchi

15 hours 23 min ago
As Vivian Mork Yeilk' noted in her recent column in the Capital City Weekly “Planet Alaska: Sustainable harvesting and the Alaskan foodie,” these ...

Man convicted of 2015 murder to be sentenced this week

15 hours 23 min ago
Juneau Dr. John Kesselring performed the psychological evaluation recently, according to court records, and Strawn's sentencing hearing will be 8:30 ...

2017 Census of Employment &amp; Wages Reveal <b>Juneau</b> Job &amp; Salary Dips

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:03
A full recount can be found in James Brooks' latest article, “Capital city ... Juneau Empire at: http://juneauempire.com/news/local/2018-06-18/capital- ...

&#39;Fishing is fishing:&#39; <b>Local</b> fishermen take advantage of weather Monday

Mon, 2018-06-18 17:52
Payton, 13, of Juneau and his father, Ian, already had plans to come out for a day of fishing and the nice weather made their day that much better.

C-SPAN visit strives to promote <b>local</b>, nationwide education

Mon, 2018-06-18 16:56
C-SPAN visit strives to promote local, nationwide education ... As the sun beat down on the large C-SPAN bus in Juneau on Monday ... “He'd obviously done his homework,” Walker said in an interview with the Empire afterward. .... Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper © 2018.

No injuries, no arrests after downtown altercation leads to gunfire

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:07
At 4:55 a.m., according to a Juneau Police Department press release, several ... Heist has lived at his current house for two years, he said, and has ...

Gold Rush Days returns

Mon, 2018-06-18 06:03
On historic ground of the Treadwell Mine, local families celebrate the ... Gold Rush Days, the annual celebration of Juneau's mining and logging ...

Capital city loses jobs, wages between 2016 and 2017

Mon, 2018-06-18 06:03
Juneau has always seen a wide wage gap between the average state job and the average private-sector job, ... Both figures are down from last year.

City was correct in tearing down Gastineau Apartments, judge rules

Mon, 2018-06-18 06:03
The City and Borough of Juneau is scheduled to go to trial against James and Kathleen Barrett to recoup costs of demolishing the twice-burned ...

Alaska regional theater company furloughs employees

Sun, 2018-06-17 21:11
The Associated Press ... after cancelling its most recent production, the Juneau Empire reported last week. ... The local news you need to start your day ...

Transgender woman awarded for equal rights advocacy

Sun, 2018-06-17 07:11
Last Sunday, SouthEast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance (SEAGLA) awarded ... for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer (LGBTQ) rights in Juneau. ... In an email to the Empire Wednesday, Alaska Department of Law ... Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper © 2018.

&#39;Known Hazard&#39;: Property hit three times by drivers in <b>last</b> 11 years

Sun, 2018-06-17 07:00
'Known Hazard': Property hit three times by drivers in last 11 years .... When reached recently for an explanation about the guardrail, the Empire got a ...

&#39;Known Hazard&#39;: Property hit three times by drivers in <b>last</b> 11 years

Sun, 2018-06-17 07:00
It's fortified with extra studs, siding all the way down, and hurricane ties on the top and bottom — hardware normally used to protect a structure from ...

Meet the three police academy graduates joining JPD

Sun, 2018-06-17 06:48
Twelve years ago, Rielly joined the Juneau Police Department. ... and Rielly said that current staffing issue is one of the reasons she re-joined the ...

<b>Juneau</b> senator ends up in hospital after battling blaze in garage

Sat, 2018-06-16 16:11
Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, was using a fire extinguisher to battle a small fire in his garage in the 3100 block of Pioneer Avenue in Douglas when fire ...

Douglas shows its colors for Flag Day

Fri, 2018-06-15 17:18
Thursday was Flag Day, and the results of Douglas Island's best decorated houses, apartments and businesses are in. Douglas firefighters on ...

Grand jury hands down indictments for weapons, driving, forgery charges

Fri, 2018-06-15 17:07
A Juneau grand jury handed down three indictments on Thursday. • Daniel Ryan Pope, 31, was indicted for third-degree weapons misconduct.