Juneau Hot Topics

State museum wants help finishing 'fantastically large' octopus project

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:11
He's already made a few bags of cloth circles, and local artist Dianne ... in the ocean near Juneau, such as the giant Pacific octopus, and the impact ...

Budget would have &#39;dire impact&#39; on <b>Juneau</b> economy

Fri, 2019-02-22 13:30
13, local leaders have spoken to the Empire about how cuts and proposals from the governor's office would affect the Juneau School District, the local ...

Capitol Live: Wrapping up a busy week

Fri, 2019-02-22 09:39
“While Gov. Dunleavy has promised no new taxes, his education cuts will shift massive new taxes and burdens onto local communities and taxpayers.”.

The world would be a filthier place without these pests

Fri, 2019-02-22 06:56
The “true flies” belong to the large taxonomic group (Diptera) that may encompass at least as much diversity as the beetles. Their ecological roles ...

Scientists: Southeast Alaska vulnerable to ocean acidification

Thu, 2019-02-21 11:48
Its offered some local insights, too. “Lynn Canal tends to be really corrosive,” Bidlack said. “There are other places that aren't so much, and those are ...

Meet JPD&#39;s two newest officers

Thu, 2019-02-21 11:32
(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) ... “By focusing local, we hope our retention will improve and we'll be able to keep them longer,” Campbell said.

Innovation Summit keynote speakers highlight tourism growth, future of Alaska&#39;s self-sufficiency

Wed, 2019-02-20 17:26
The Juneau Economic Development Council hosted its annual Innovation ... People will be locally more self-sufficient but globally more connected.

School Board President: <b>Juneau</b> schools at risk of losing over 100 teachers, staff

Wed, 2019-02-20 15:56
by Mollie Barnes; Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:04pm; NewsLocal News ... “The Juneau School District is at risk of losing around 100 or more staff if the budget passed as ... Holst told the Empire that the school board and officials are working to figure out what these cuts would mean to local schools.

Plastic cups, dog tags and nettles: The unlikely items that made some of Wearable Art&#39;s memorable ...

Wed, 2019-02-20 13:45
Wearable Art didn't just spotlight the talent of local creators. ... The artists thanked Juneau Animal Rescue for donations and materials in the Wearable ...

The family that shreds together, slays together

Wed, 2019-02-20 09:22
The Juneau rockers often seen playing at the Viking opt for black band ... It references Jesus' internal torment in between the Last Supper and his ...

<b>Juneau</b> snowfall totals below average , just 51 inches so far

Tue, 2019-02-19 21:35
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The seasonal and annual snowfall amounts in ... Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com.

Capitol Live: House committee assignments released

Tue, 2019-02-19 09:40
Andi Story, a freshman Democrat from Juneau will be co-chairing the ... He said there is no question Alaska would lose top researchers if these cuts are ... UA President Jim Johnsen had a press availability conference schedule .... Murkowski sat down for an exclusive interview with the Empire yesterday, ...