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Grand opening of Walter Soboleff Building kicks off Friday

...Sealaska Heritage Institute and Sealaska; ceremonial spokespersons and community leaders; a spokesperson for the Soboleff family; a spokesperson for the family of William L. Paul, Sr., for whom the archive at SHI is named; and elected...
Walker to release budget early

Gov. Bill Walker will release his finalized state budget "well before" the Feb. 18 deadline, according to a spokesperson for the governor.The budget's release date is not yet set, but Walker won't wait until the last minute to unveil...
State | AK legislature
Fire marshal: Cause of blaze unknown

...Hospital for treatment and hospital spokesperson Jim Strader confirmed that a patient...Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A spokesperson with ANMC was unable provide the Empire...but as of late Wednesday afternoon spokesperson Erann Kalwara said police were unable...
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...Yakutat to the border, Coast Guard Sector Juneau responds to about 100 pollution spills per year, said Wadlow, a Coast Guard spokesperson with the 17th District. The average spill is less than 10 gallons. "What we stress from this - if you're a mariner...
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...on Prince of Wales Island, rely on state timber sales to stay afloat while federal sales are held up in court. A DNR spokesperson said after hearing that 63 different Alaska mills have purchased state timber in recent years.Lynn Campbell, speaking...
State | AK legislature
Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry adventurers

...Alaskans take a selfie right before heading out into the backcountry, as a way to account for their whereabouts.Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the advice to snap a selfie is part of a larger push to encourage those venturing into the backcountry to...
Troopers arrest man wanted in Washington

...and held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Juneau District Court Tuesday for further court proceedings.Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said she did not have any more information about the case immediately available. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's...
Roller skates, figure skates and ring dates

...going to give him an honorary Rollergirls jersey," JRG spokesperson Jessica 'SailorMouthMolly' Marthaller said. "I am not...We have increased the size of the venue," AK Beatdown spokesperson Elizabeth Lapierre said.
Racism in Juneau an ongoing topic of discussion

...was to answer two questions: Where do we want to see the issue of racism in Juneau in 10 years and How do we get there? A spokesperson from each table group presented its conclusions to the room. The main takeaways were that people would like racism to be...
WSJ ranks Alaska Airlines best overall in U.S.

...number of complaints. It scored well enough on the other categories to secure the No. 1 overall spot.Bobbie Egan, a spokesperson for the airline, told the Empire on Monday that Alaska Airlines has worked to increase communication with customers, which...


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