This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports 54 new cases, 1 in Juneau

Newly reported cases of the coronavirus dipped Tuesday for the second straight day. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services… Continue reading

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Elin Lunoe, and Pilot, a Steller sea lion, check each other out at a tank at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward in this February 2015 photo. The Alaska SeaLife Center is in jeopardy of closing after concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have drastically reduced visitation rates. (AP Photo | Dan Joling, File)

The Alaska SeaLife Center is in jeopardy of closing after drastically reduced visitation rates.

SEWARD — The Alaska SeaLife Center is in jeopardy of closing after concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have drastically reduced… Continue reading

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Coronavirus cases continue climb

State reports 71 new cases.

Protesters: Caribou heart meant to send message to senator

May says Sullivan reminded him of the robotic Tin Man, and he wanted to give him a heart.

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Man arrested after being found in air duct

He made it in, but his escape wasn’t such a breeze.

Will they demolish a former Methodist boarding school where the Alaska territorial flag was first flown almost a century ago?

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The fate of one of Alaska’s most historic yet neglected structures could be… Continue reading

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‘Devastating,’ meager chum salmon returns worry the fishing industry

‘Unprecedented and staggeringly poor.’

News

Company agrees to $7M cleanup of former mine on Prince of Wales Island

A Colorado company agreed to a $7 million cleanup plan for Alaska’s only uranium mine, which has left radioactive waste… Continue reading

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Police calls for Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest… Continue reading

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Sports
Linda Kruger approaches Father Brown’s Cross and the finish of the Juneau Trail and Road Runners Mount Roberts Tram Run on Mount Roberts Trail. The event sponsored annually by the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway. (Courtesy Photo | Jeff Gnass)

Dozens participate in distanced Mount Roberts Trail run

Fastest time was just over 24 minutes.

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Neighbors

Living & Growing: ‘The last shall be first and the first shall be last’

“The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” Jesus says something like this close to a dozen Continue reading...

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Photos: Neighborhoods hold Fourth of July parades

Bikes, kayaks and more.

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Crimson Bears hold virtual awards ceremony

Coaches acknowledge hard work and dedication.

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Glacier Valley Elementary School Sít’ Eetí Shaanáx students Faith Contreras and Johnny Hunter, who are both Tlingit, present at the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska elder’s luncheon. They collected 64 signatures at the luncheon in support of officially adding a second verse to the state song, “Alaska’s Flag.” Students say the new verse is culturally inclusive. (Courtesy Photo | Lorrie Heagy)
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Students work to add second verse to state song

Their effort isn’t flagging.

 

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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An ounce of prevention: Alaska DOT triggers avalanches above Thane Road

A small noise with a big effect: using tech to trigger avalanches

 

Movie fan Lynn Roldan watches an older Star Wars movie as she waits for the 10 p.m. showing of the latest movie, “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” outside the 20th Century Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Roldan set up at 7 a.m. and expects more people to show up in the afternoon. Roldan said she was a little sad about the end of the series but happy to be waiting to watch it. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: The Force is strong with her

Last Star Wars movie for this saga to play at midnight.

 

Photography

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos for July 2020.

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Photos: Neighborhoods hold Fourth of July parades

Bikes, kayaks and more.

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Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

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Wild flowers with Echo Ranch horses on the edge of Berners Bay. (Courtesy Photo | Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

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