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A taste of sustainability

...was a prevalent topic, while focusing on the potential dangers facing the Stikine and Taku rivers since the Red Chris Mine opened in the transboundary Stikine River watershed.Jacinda Mack from Xat'sull First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, shared...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-31
Local
Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

...funded with $70 million, and tribes nationwide were invited to apply for grants through the program. The application process opened June 12, 2014.Alaska groups receiving grants:? Cook Inlet Tribal Council, $600,000 to buy land for a 23-unit senior...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/feds-award-almost-7-million-tribes-hous
State
Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

...preservation of the written or spoken word in Alaska. Here's more information about this year's recipients.When Dee Longenbaugh opened The Observatory in Sitka in 1977, it was the first rare and used bookstore in Southeast Alaska; the shop later moved to Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/dee-longenbaugh-wins-contributions-litera
Art
Election season opens

Election season for the City and Borough of Juneau's municipal election opened Monday as nominating petitions for office became available at the city clerk's office.This fall, Juneau will vote for mayor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/election-season-opens
Local
Post 25 ready for state tourney

...Fairbanks by winning the lower teams' tourney.Juneau fell to Idaho's Pocatello Razorbacks 4-2 to end its season. Juneau had opened with a 3-2 loss to Pocatello and defeated the Fairbanks Wild 14-0 in an elimination game. Idaho went 5-0 in the tourney...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-28/post-25-ready-state-tourney
Sports
Bank gets demolished

...people will react emotionally to these types of things. She'd been at that building for a long time. One of my foremen even opened an account with Jo An here when he was a teenager."A handful of bank employees and construction workers watched - some snickering...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/bank-gets-demolished
Local
Jury convicts doc in child porn case

...Reardon said, adding this wasn't a case where someone mistakenly clicks on a link and discovers he or she accidentally opened a video of child pornography. "And he knew exactly what he was searching for, and he got what he wanted."Testimony at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/jury-convicts-doc-child-porn-case
Local
Testimony finishes in doc's child porn trial

...said he needed to talk to him about a sex assault case that Salard was involved with as a medical professional.When Salard opened the door, FBI Special Agent Anthony Peterson seized Salard's personal Alienware laptop and found that Salard was running...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/testimony-finishes-docs-child-porn-tria
Local
Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

...members in Charleston, South Carolina, was motivated by racial hatred and a desire to commit a "notorious attack" when he opened fire inside a historic house of worship last month, according to a federal grand jury indictment issued Wednesday that makes...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/federal-charges-including-hate-crimes
Not For Web
Comedian stops sex assault

...As Johnson walked down the hallway, he heard a woman scream behind a door that led to the crew members' stairwell. When he opened the door, he saw a man holding one hand over a woman's mouth and his other hand across her waist.The interruption apparently...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/comedian-stops-sex-assault
Local

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