Juneau Hot Topics

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Fri, 2019-10-18 10:11
It said 11 people were taken a local clinic with injuries ranging from minor to critical. Law enforcement has secured the scene pending the arrival of ...

Murkowski writes bill to address domestic violence in rural Alaska

Thu, 2019-10-17 16:22
A press release from Murkowski's office said VAWA “provided that tribes have the power to prosecute certain non-Natives who violate qualifying ...

Biologist shares new insights into <b>Juneau</b> estuaries

Thu, 2019-10-17 16:00
In addition to cataloging organisms from different Juneau estuaries, ... “and so people with local knowledge is really a crucial part of that puzzle, too, ...

United Way of Southeast Alaska wants you to volunteer

Thu, 2019-10-17 15:02
by Peter Segall; Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:56pm; NewsLocal News ... Warren Russell, chair of the Board of Directors for the local United Way and vice president ... of how United Way partners with local social service organizations around Juneau. ... Check out the Empire's live coverage of the event.

<b>Empire</b> Live: United Way at the Chamber Luncheon

Thu, 2019-10-17 12:44
He says that Juneau's food bank distributed thousands of pounds of food donated by the community, including the local supermarkets like Safeway ...

Burlesque, Northwest Coast art classes, Rasmuson awards: Arts <b>news</b> in brief

Thu, 2019-10-17 08:30
(Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File). Capital City Weekly. Burlesque, Northwest Coast art classes, Rasmuson awards: Arts news in brief ... The Skagway burlesque troupe led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett is coming back to ... A portion of profits will be donated to a local nonprofit.

Weekend Guide: A new play opens, the symphony starts its season and so much more

Thu, 2019-10-17 08:30
The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. ... Local comedian Dan Fink will also be featured. General ...

Alaska to resume temporary ferry service to British Columbia

Wed, 2019-10-16 20:30
The Juneau Empire reported Wednesday that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says service to Prince Rupert has been ...

<b>Local</b> teacher wins presidential award for STEM teaching

Wed, 2019-10-16 16:56
“We are incredibly proud of Angie and this accomplishment,” said Juneau School District Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss. “Her work with students in ...

Hoonah Seeks to Form New Southeast Borough

Wed, 2019-10-16 07:00
... earlier this month for a technical review by the Local Boundary Commission of its proposed Xunaa Borough, The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday.

City of Hoonah wants to join large area to create a new borough

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:15
The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the city of Hoonah filed a petition earlier this month for a technical review by the Local Boundary ...

Small Southeast city tries for big borough

Tue, 2019-10-15 15:15
by Ben Hohenstatt; Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:12pm; NewsLocal News ... The CBJ filed a formal annexation petition with the Local Boundary ... Gray said the proposed borough is not a reaction to Juneau's efforts. ... in CBJ's Assembly meeting packet while talking to the Empire, Schnable said she was ...

Skate or try: I took a shot at rolling with derby girls

Sun, 2019-10-13 06:15
The last time I put on roller skates had to be more than 20 years ago. ... (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) Jennifer Gross, who skates with the Juneau ...

Weldon reflects on her first year as mayor

Sun, 2019-10-13 06:15
Weldon said that if cuts needed to be made, top of the list of priority ... the number of cruise ship passengers arriving in Juneau has been steadily rising ...