Carl Schrader and his dog, Luna, on Sandy Beach on Oct. 18. Schrader, who is a longtime hospice volunteer, credits a strong personal meditation practice and walks with his dog with helping him restore his emotional energy after working with people who are dying and their families. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

Serving neighbors, supporting families, standing witness

Hospice volunteer reflects on his work

A brisk wind blows leaves into the water near Eagle Beach State Recreation area on Friday, Oct. 22. The falling leaves are one sign that winter is coming to Southeast Alaska. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center released its winter outlook and predicted a second winter with a La Nina climate. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

A La Nina winter is coming

La Nina could mean colder-than-normal temps

An Alaska Seaplanes aircraft bound for Skagway crashed during takeoff from Juneau International Airport on Oct. 22, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Plane crashes at Juneau International Airport

Passengers and pilot reported no injuries, said an Alaska Seaplanes spokesperson.

Students board a school bus on New York’s Upper West Side. Even as most students return to learning in the classroom this school year, disruptions to in-person learning, from missing one day because of a late school bus to an entire two weeks at home due to quarantine, remain inevitable as families and educators navigate the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo / Richard Drew)

Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students

Many families don’t know where to turn for information, or sometimes can’t be reached.

James Connally (10), a senior, and Payton Grant, a junior, embrace following a touchdown. Connally caught and threw for a touchdown in the Huskies’ 30-17 loss to Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School. (Courtesy Photo / Larry Schrader)

Juneau’s title chase comes to an end against East Anchorage

The Juneau Huskies finished their 2021 season as runner-ups for the state’s Division I title.

A line forms outside Centennial Hall ahead of Juneau Public Market, Nov. 29, 2019. After a year off because of the pandemic, the market is returning this year with COVID-19 mitigation measures in place. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Public Market returns with mitigation measures in place

Shoppers and vendors will need to be vaccinated.

This photo shows a wall of permafrost ice in a bank of the Itkillik River in northern Alaska.(Courtesy Photo / Eva Stephani)

Alaska Science Forum: Far-north permafrost cliff is one of a kind

An amphitheater of frozen ground thaws where a northern river cuts into it, exposing walls of ice.

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Mount Juneau, looms above downtown Juneau in this April 2021 photo. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Slack Tide: Alaskæpœdia — Juneau

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Last Frontier… And Less: Juneau

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A praying mantis eats the remnants of its mate. In most cases, females that are cannibalistic gain reproductive advantages by laying larger, bigger eggs that survive better than those of non-cannibalistic females. Therefore their deceased mates also gain reproductive advantages.(Oliver Koemmerling / Wikimedia)

On the Trails: Having family for dinner

Cannibalism in nature can be a family affair.

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Sports
James Connally (10), a senior, and Payton Grant, a junior, embrace following a touchdown. Connally caught and threw for a touchdown in the Huskies’ 30-17 loss to Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School. (Courtesy Photo / Larry Schrader)

Juneau’s title chase comes to an end against East Anchorage

The Juneau Huskies finished their 2021 season as runner-ups for the state’s Division I title.

 

Neighbors
This photo from the Capt. George H. Whitney Photograph Collection shows a man, with wheelbarrow cart and two dogs in harness, transports beer barrels along boardwalk; pedestrians, buildings, and sign for Coon’s Drugstore in background in Juneau in 1886. Juneau and Douglas’ breweries were the subject of the Gastineau Channel Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. (William Howard Case/ Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)

Local publication recognized with statewide award

It’s the second year in a row.

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Laura Rorem  (Courtesy Photo )

Living and Growing: Seeking justice for people experiencing homelessness

Each homeless person is a unique and precious human being created in God’s image.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds up a graph showing the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund during a new conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Lawmakers have asked the governor to amend the call of the special session, allowing them to address the budget which remains only partially funded. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Lawmakers, governor spar over direction of special session

Lawmakers return to the capital city.

 

Juneau School Board candidates Deedie Sorensen, left, Martin Stepetin, Sr., Bonny Jensen and Emil Mackey, right, respond to questions during a candidate forum at KTOO on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Juneau League of Women Voters. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Watch the municipal candidate forum live here

Learn more about the candidates running for local office.

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Mariya Lovishchuk, Executive Director of the Glory Hall -- Juneau’s homeless shelter and soup kitchen -- speaks Wednesday, July 17, 2019, about cuts in services that will take place starting next month with the elimination of state funding. Watch a full video online at juneauempire.com. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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WATCH: Glory Hall homeless shelter talks cuts in services

Juneau’s homeless shelter is hoping for a miracle.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a virtual town hall meeting on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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Governor issues health alert asking for COVID-19 diligence

Gov asks you wear a mask.

 

Photography
This photo shows a spider web in Craig on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

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A marmot lies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

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Shara Kay Diamond, left, of Anchorage and Chelsea Bighorn, right, of Sante Fe, apply paint to a section of a mural that will depict Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon. The mural is the work of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. Kay Diamond and Bighorn are apprentices on the project. Right, local artist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl, center, and her apprentices, Shara Kay Diamond, left, and Chelsea Bighorn, right, assemble sections of the mural to apply paint in Worl’s downtown studio on Aug. 10.

A mural is born

Local artist works to prepare pieces

 

Contractors raise a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021, in a ceremony attended by hundreds. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Photos: Totem pole honoring veterans raised in Hoonah

Hundreds gather for ceremony.

 

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