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 By Juneau Empire    News    November 1, 2023

Juneau sets record at over 1.6 million cruise ship visitors

The last of this year’s record of 1,646,862 cruise ship passengers left Juneau on Oct. 25. It was dark, temperatures were below freezing and a steady wind was blowing. All of which suited Shane Carl, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just fine. “I wan...

 By Juneau Empire    News    June 7, 2023

Juneau police find 3 people dead aboard boat; drug use possible factor

Three people died within a three-day period aboard a vessel anchored offshore at Sandy Beach in Douglas, across Gastineau Channel from Juneau, with drug use a possible contributing factor to their deaths, the Juneau Police Department reported June...


Forest Service seeks public comments on sustainable strategy for Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking suggestions for sustainably managing the Tongass National Forest, with a series of public meetings across Southeast Alaska through May 19. The Wrangell public meeting is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 at the Nolan...

 By Juneau Empire    News    March 9, 2022

Alaska will receive $58 million from opioid settlement

Alaska’s share of a $26 billion nationwide settlement with opioid distributors and a manufacturer is $58 million, the state Department of Law announced March 1. According to the Department of Law, 15% of the $58 million — roughly $8.7 million ...


SE Alaska's weekend heat breaks records

Boats and trailers lined the launch ramps, residents thronged the beaches, plastic ducks bobbed in Twin Lakes, and Juneau basked under the sun on a record-breaking weekend. The capital city has had a full week of temperatures at or above 70 degrees,...

 By Juneau Empire    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Guest Editorial: Keep trust alive by paying for public integrity

The budget cuts aren’t easy this year. The easy cuts were done last year. Now, the Alaska Legislature’s job is to spread the pain and ensure everyone shoulders the burden of budget cuts equally. With the state facing an annual deficit of $3.7...


Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Here’s some good news for the residents of Kake who have for years feared the demise of the historic Keku Cannery: funding to stabilize the crumbling landmark has been approved Gary Williams, executive director for the...


Sealaska income nearly doubles last year

Sealaska Corp. saw both its gross revenues and net income rise considerably in 2012 from the previous year, according to an annual report released to Sealaska shareholders Thursday. According to the 2012 annual report, Sealaska’s consolidated... Full story


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