Juneau Hot Topics

Film shows pro surfer's struggle with mental illness, addiction

Thu, 2018-07-19 06:36
Mark Landvik grew up in Juneau and is now a professional snowboarder. ... Landvik, who currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, said in a phone interview with the Empire Wednesday. .... “The best thing about the film is that you see someone on top of the world and people can see the ... Local News.

Search for municipal attorney continues

Thu, 2018-07-19 06:26
The search for a replacement began after current Municipal Attorney Amy Mead was named the state's newest Juneau Superior Court judge on July 2.

Defense allowed to keep prison visit records from prosecution in cruise ship murder case

Wed, 2018-07-18 14:50
Manzanares, who is accused of murder in the July 25, 2017 death of his wife Kristy aboard the Emerald Princess in Juneau, is currently at LCCC and ...

Fishermen spot giant squid, turns out to be a 'badly-decomposed' whale

Wed, 2018-07-18 14:18
Saturday saw the highest and lowest tide in July for the Juneau area. Water levels dropped 24.4 feet from a high tide to low. Large tidal movement can ...

Weather Service issues flood watch as <b>Juneau</b> awaits glacial outburst

Wed, 2018-07-18 09:48
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River as Suicide Basin drains into the lake. According to ...

Rebuilding of Twin Lakes playground on schedule

Wed, 2018-07-18 07:33
Eagan Lagerquist is one of the City and Borough of Juneau Project Playground managers. ... a lot of hard work,” Eagan Lagerquist said in a phone interview with the Empire Tuesday. ... The last phase includes finishing miscellaneous projects and placing in the poured-in-place surface. ... Local News.

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 ...