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Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...EPA know, and that's the first step we can take," said Coast Guard External Affairs Staff Grant DeVuyst.? Empire reporter Emily Russo Miller contributed to this report. Contact outdoors writer Mary Catharine Martin at maryc.martin...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 23

...Unfortunately for students, that increased tuition will probably buy a lot less education. In today's issue of the Empire, reporter Katie Moritz reveals that proposed cuts to the University of Alaska system will have significant effects at University...
Empire Editorial: Gravel dreams in West Douglas

In today's Empire, reporter Emily Miller has used 3,600 words to explain the latest effort by Goldbelt Inc. and the City and Borough of Juneau to develop...
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...Council (SEACC) in an email.SEACC was one of the leading organizations behind a lawsuit that prompted the state to revise its environmental assessment of the project.? Empire reporter Katherine Moritz contributed to this report.
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Commissioner disappointment

...for the gifts they sent us, but our minds frequently turn to the things we hoped for but didn't get.Last week, Empire reporter Katie Moritz examined Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet choices to see how well he was sticking to a campaign pledge...
Not only Alaskans vote in Alaska

...will come from the Outside because the state doesn't track absentee voters' locations. ? Matt Woolbright was an Empire reporter from August 2013 to August 2014. He currently works as a reporter in Corpus Christi, Texas.
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate

...attribute, even speculatively, other causes to his absence from the forum is misleading and disingenuous, at best.The Empire reporter did not attempt to contact Flanagan at his home, on his cell, or by email (readily available on the website...
Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...sentence.The Juneau Access Project does not appear in Walker's capital projects budget, and Sen. Kevin Meyer told Empire reporter Katie Moritz that he doesn't expect it to be a "high priority" among legislators either.The Road appears dead...
Empire Editorial: JDHS football coach must resign

...the team and coaches were huddled together, a senior player yelled at teammates to not give interviews to a Juneau Empire reporter. Hamrick and his assistant coaches were in the huddle, but said and did nothing. Hamrick made excuses when confronted...
Empire reporter wins national award

When you're the underdog, victory tastes that much sweeter. Just ask Empire reporter Melissa Griffiths, who will return to Juneau next week carrying some extra hardware in her carry-on bag.Griffiths took home...


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