Juneau Hot Topics

Grassroots group plans Disability Pride day at Marine Park

Wed, 2018-07-18 07:22
In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prevents discrimination of individuals with disabilities, brought civil rights protections to people ...

Goldbelt Corp. re-elects incumbents to board of directors

Tue, 2018-07-17 18:26
The corporation calls turnout the highest in recent history. According to past Empire coverage, the 2001 election featured turnout of about 80 percent.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs bill banning indoor smoking

Tue, 2018-07-17 18:26
Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 63, a statewide ban on indoor public smoking that mirrors local laws in Bethel, Juneau, Anchorage and other Alaska ...

Suicide Basin begins releasing water, but flooding risk unknown

Tue, 2018-07-17 13:11
The worst flooding was in 2016, and the scientists who monitor the basin have previously told the Empire that water levels within its reservoir are at or ...

<b>Local</b> movie theaters now offering devices for hearing, visually impaired

Tue, 2018-07-17 07:16
Even when Pam Muelleriguy really wanted to see a newly-released movie, she could not. Muelleriguy suffers from hearing loss and said she would ...

Park Service suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

Tue, 2018-07-17 07:16
The man 69, was aboard the Holland America Westerdam as it embarked from Vancouver, B.C. on July 8 and passed through Juneau on July 11, ...

Four kayakers survive after boats overturn in Glacier Bay

Tue, 2018-07-17 07:16
They were taken to Juneau and arrived Monday, though Capuzzi said it wasn't known whether they were from Juneau or elsewhere. Capt.

Car crashes into Egan guardrail after veering across median

Tue, 2018-07-17 07:16
About 3:01 a.m. Sunday, according to Juneau Police Department Public Safety Manager Erann Kalwara, officers arrived in the area of Egan Drive near ...

Eating Wild: Lovage &amp; Sorghum Salad

Tue, 2018-07-17 07:11
Fresh, clean, with a little bite and celery undertones, this easy and delicious salad highlights the flavor of wild lovage. Lovage, a member of the parsley ...

<b>Juneau</b> Businessman Wade Bryson Announces Assembly Run

Mon, 2018-07-16 18:37
Home; News ... Anchorage, AK – Juneau-based businessman Wade Bryson has just announced his run for the District 2 City & Borough of Juneau Assembly Seat, as reported by the Juneau Empire in an exclusive interview. ... is an avenue where he can reach a lot of people on the local municipal level.

Businessman Wade Bryson joins District 2 race

Mon, 2018-07-16 06:03
His businesses have suffered a series of drug-related break-ins in the last few years that left him wanting to do something about Juneau's opioid crisis.

Man indicted for Fourth of July assault

Mon, 2018-07-16 06:03
A Juneau grand jury indicted Ernest K. Joseph, 48, after he allegedly hit and strangled a friend of his. The District Attorney's Office is also pursuing ...

Princess Sophia gets permanent memorial at Eagle Beach

Mon, 2018-07-16 06:03
“A century ago, Juneau was a town of less than 3,000 people. When the bodies arrived, the territorial capital received a deluge equal to more than 10 ...

Meet the <b>Juneau</b> man who hasn&#39;t missed a morning run for over 30 years

Sun, 2018-07-15 07:33
Discounting the time spent away from Juneau, Goto has run every single ... I'll keep on doing it,” Goto said in an interview Thursday with the Empire. ... On his recent jaunt through the Valley, Goto sports a red and blue-striped ... Tribune, his hometown newspaper, before joining the U.S. Army in 1964.