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Man wanted for theft, fraud arrested in Ketchikan - Juneau Empire
A 29-year-old man wanted for theft and fraud in the capital city was arrested Thursday trying to leave the state by ferry and traveling under a false name. Craig Allan Porter was found on the ferry M/V Kennicott as it was docked in Ketchikan at about 12:45 ...
My Turn: Threats about Iran damages our nation's trustworthiness - Juneau Empire
This week President Barack Obama agreed to sign a revised version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. The act will give Congress the power to review the final deal that’s intended to ensure Iran’s nuclear development is solely for peaceful purposes.
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate - m.juneauempire.com
An attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday. Egan, whose district includes Haines, included an amendment in a forestry bill that would have required a forester to be ...
UPDATE: Man claims to have bomb, robs Mendenhall Valley bank - m.juneauempire.com
UPDATE: Juneau police say the bank robbery suspect was caught on the bank’s security cameras, and police are asking the public to help identify him. The pictures can be viewed on the Empire’s website or JPD’s Facebook page. In a press release, JPD ...
Senate passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup - m.juneauempire.com
The Alaska Senate has approved a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation. The Senate voted 13-7 on Friday to increase the pump price of gasoline, marine fuel and ...
Winds and strings and pianos, oh my! - Juneau Empire
No, the tourist season did not begin early. The governor has not put the legislature out on the streets. Those large gatherings of youthful vigor walking on Juneau’s streets are just a portion of the more than 500 high school students from around the ...
Joint session planned, bucking Walker - Juneau Empire
JUNEAU — The Alaska House and Senate plan to meet in joint session to take up appointments made by Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday, seeking to buck the new governor on the issue. Walker signed an executive proclamation Wednesday calling lawmakers into joint ...
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion - Juneau Empire
With just a couple days left in regular legislative session, Gov. Bill Walker and his supporters made one last big push for Medicaid expansion in the state. About 150 people lined the Capitol’s steps and filled the space out front holding colorful signs ...
JPD looks for man wanted for theft, fraud - Juneau Empire
Juneau police are searching for a man wanted for a string of thefts and fraud in the capital city. The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line released a statement Thursday saying they are looking for 29-year-old Craig Allan Porter. Porter has a $ ...
Big Thorne timber injunction denied - Juneau Empire
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday. The Thursday announcement follows a March appeal by the Southeast Alaska ...
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts - Juneau Empire
A group of lawmakers are looking to gorge themselves one more time before notching new holes and tightening their belts. Instead, we recommend a no-spending diet. If that’s what is good for the rest of the state, surely it must apply to them as well.
Refunds could liquidate ski area's cash reserves, manager says - Juneau Empire
Eaglecrest pass holders are asking why they won’t receive refunds after a failed winter season, and the ski resort has a response. This year was the “worst snow year in the history of Eaglecrest,” said General Manager Matt Lillard, and based on the ...
Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol - Juneau Empire
A 64-year-old man attempting to board an Alaska Airlines flight at Juneau International Airport forgot he had something in his carry-on bag that’s a big no-no: a loaded gun. Police interviewed the man at the Juneau airport Wednesday morning and ...
House OKs higher hunting, fishing fees - Juneau Empire
The Alaska House voted 33-7 Wednesday on a bill to increase hunting and fishing license fees as a way to raise revenue for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. House Bill 137 is the first significant change to resident hunting and fishing fees in 24 ...
My enemy: the buzz of the bird - Juneau Empire
The yellow house. It was beautiful. Way out Rink Creek in Gustavus. As if Gustavus isn’t small enough as is, I lived seven miles outside the center of town. In the winters we were isolated down the long dirt road. We didn’t have neighbors for miles and ...