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Juneau scientist helps discover new whale species

When a mysterious beaked whale washed ashore on St. George Island in June 2014, Michelle Ridgway was already on her way there. Ridgway, a marine ecologist with Oceanus Alaska, has spent the past decade traveling to the Pribilof Islands conducting research.

Now, she’s co-author of a paper published Tuesday in the Marine Mammal Science Journal that describes the genetics of a new species of whale found in the North Pacific. That whale found two years ago in Alaska was key to the discovery.

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Mix-up over crime bill's effect stalls drive-by shooter's sentencing

Around the time that legislators were mulling over a bill this year to alter crime statutes in Alaska, police arrested a man and woman in downtown Juneau tied to a drive-by shooting. Five months later, the two events are clashing.

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394-year-old Shakespeare volume goes on display in Juneau

Walk in the doors of the room that holds the First Folio, and the dim room resembles nothing more than a theater before the curtain rises.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum opened its new temporary exhibit devoted to a visiting copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Only 234 known copies of the work, printed in 1623, survive.

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Correction

In an article in the Neighbors section last Sunday, the Empire reported that conservator and museum consultant David Harvey was brought to Juneau by a grant from the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. He actually was brought to the City Museum through a collections management grant by Museums Alaska and a grant through the Rasmuson Foundation to perform a collections assessment on a portion of the City Museum’s historic iron tool collection.

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Police & fire for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

Assault

• At 8:13 p.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old woman reported being assaulted by a 31-year-old man in the 4300 block of Marion Drive.

Burglary

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Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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Sitkan hopes to be crowned America's next best seafood chef

A Sitka chef representing Alaska in a national seafood competition will be transporting the key ingredient — a white king salmon — in a violin case.

“I have a violin case that will fit the salmon perfectly,” said Colette Nelson, owner and executive chef of Ludwig’s Bistro.

She’s headed to New Orleans next week for the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The whole salmon went directly into the deep freezer after it was caught earlier this month.

“I’m going to hold that fish with me. I’m not going to let somebody put it under the plane because that’s our gold,” Nelson said.

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Accident on Egan sends both drivers to hospital, one vehicle carried five children

First responders took two drivers involved in a Saturday motor vehicle collision on Egan Drive near Fred Meyer to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Juneau Police Department spokesperson Erann Kalwara said in a phone interview on Monday that the incident occurred around 2:53 p.m. when a 75-year-old woman driving a silver Ford Taurus was making a left on Egan Drive toward the Fred Meyer store. Her vehicle collided with a black Nissan driven by a 39-year-old woman who had five children as her passengers.

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Police search for 'brazen' thieves

A man and woman went looking for Jet Ski parts earlier this month, but they opted out of actually paying for those parts and the Juneau Police Department wants the community’s help identifying the pair.

“It’s the kind of shopping we don’t endorse,” JPD Lt. Kris Sell said in a phone interview Monday.

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Chum run blocks highway

A truck loaded with fish totes rolled over on Egan Drive on Monday afternoon, spilling thousands of pounds of chum salmon onto the highway and blocking inbound traffic for almost three hours.

“It was a medium-duty commercial truck. It was carrying a load of salmon,” Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell said by phone Monday.

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Getting on board to help Juneau's skate park

It was an especially rainy day on Saturday, but that didn’t stop dozens of skateboarders from hitting the ramps to raise money for their local skate park.

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Police calls for Monday, July 25, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

Editor’s Note: A Daily Incident Report from Capital City Fire/Rescue was not available by press time.

Burglary

• At 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 300 block of Village Street. Investigation continues.

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Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., Downtown Library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.

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This Day in Juneau History: July 25, 1986

On July 25, 1986, one man accused of selling one-half ounce of cocaine in May pleaded no contest to one of the counts against him. The other eight men who were caught and indicted during the same time were slated to appear in court later in the month.

In more budget news, the Juneau Education Association voted in favor of distributing ballots regarding salary negotiations to area teachers. The upcoming vote results were expected by the next week.

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Photos: Science Friday

Children and their parents watch a rocket return to the ground during Science Friday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Friday. The event was made possible by the Juneau Public Library and the Seattle Museum of Flight.

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Wayne and Wanda

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Alaska National Guard members face accusations of sexual misconduct

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Conway Seavey nabs another Junior Iditarod crown

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Reynolds repeats as Fur Rondy sled dog race victor

Accepting his trophy with his lead dog, Guts, Arleigh Reynolds told the crowd that this would be his last Rondy race.

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Blues Central owner looks back at shift in Anchorage nightlife

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Health insurer that refused federal HIV/AIDS payments sued by advocates

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Lawmaker warns of legalized marijuana's social costs

House majority members on Thursday were asked about the potential tax revenues for the state should voters approve an initiative this summer legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

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Feds: No more false starts on Alaska gas pipeline

Federal agencies are ready to work on an Alaska liquefied natural gas project but don't want another false start, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.

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Buccaneer seeks state rebates after Homer gas well comes up dry

Buccaneer Alaska LLC plans to plug and abandon a closely watched natural gas exploration well near Homer that came up dry despite a $9 million drilling program. Now Buccaneer wants…

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What Alaska's top state officials were paid in 2013

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Market Fresh: Ninilchik smoked salmon takes top prizes in seafood contest

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Minimum wage initiative makes August ballot

An initiative letting voters decide whether to raise the minimum wage in Alaska has met the minimum signatory requirements to be on the Aug. 19 ballot.

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Student debt may hurt housing recovery by hampering first-time buyers

The growing student loan burden carried by millions of Americans threatens to undermine the housing recovery's momentum by discouraging, or even blocking, a generation of potential buyers from purchasing their…

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Lawmaker challenges Parnell administration on commitment to renewable energy

In 2010, the state adopted an energy policy that, among other things, set a goal of having 50 percent Alaska's electric generation come from renewable and alternative energy sources by…

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