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Tlingit elder Marie Olson smiles at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at Hangar on the Wharf. (Courtesy Photo | Salvation Army)

Community involvement again high at annual meal

The Salvation Army of Juneau served more than 500 meals at its annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Tlingit elder Marie Olson smiles at the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at Hangar on the Wharf. (Courtesy Photo | Salvation Army)
A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tlingit elder Paul Marks presents the Sayéik Sacred Site Memorial on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The memorial, placed at Sayéik Gastineau Community School, is a tribute to the people who were buried in the Tlingit burial ground that was paved over for the road and school. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Tlingit elder Paul Marks presents the Sayéik Sacred Site Memorial on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The memorial, placed at Sayéik Gastineau Community School, is a tribute to the people who were buried in the Tlingit burial ground that was paved over for the road and school. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An SUV sits on its side after colliding with a concrete planter at the corner of Seward Street and Second Street on Thursday, Jan 18. The driver and sole passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. (Courtesy photo | Jessie Herman-Haywood)

Driver in downtown rollover faces felony charge

His blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit.

An SUV sits on its side after colliding with a concrete planter at the corner of Seward Street and Second Street on Thursday, Jan 18. The driver and sole passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. (Courtesy photo | Jessie Herman-Haywood)
Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plans to repave the boulevard and add a sidewalk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plans to repave the boulevard and add a sidewalk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lead by Student Body President eighth grader Grant Pierson, left, Floyd Dryden Middle School students uses carts to move donated food to a waiting Southeast Alaska Foodbank van on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School food drives exceed expectations

Teachers, students alike were impressed with turnout.

Lead by Student Body President eighth grader Grant Pierson, left, Floyd Dryden Middle School students uses carts to move donated food to a waiting Southeast Alaska Foodbank van on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Daniel Schally was named to the Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Judicial Council)

Valdez judge selected for Juneau Superior Court

Daniel Schally is returning to Juneau.

Daniel Schally was named to the Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Judicial Council)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The building previously operated as the Thane Ore House near Sheep Creek will be burned down and replaced with a new heritage park building by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The building previously operated as the Thane Ore House near Sheep Creek will be burned down and replaced with a new heritage park building by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The American Red Cross of Alaska hosts a Southeast Disaster Academy at their Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The American Red Cross of Alaska hosts a Southeast Disaster Academy at their Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

How and where to volunteer this Thanksgiving

An annual meal still needs volunteers.

Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Attorney Ray Brown (left) addresses the court as Emmanuel Telles and Newton Lambert listen during their trial for the 1982 murders of James and Ann Benolken. (Brian Wallace | Juneau Empire File)
Attorney Ray Brown (left) addresses the court as Emmanuel Telles and Newton Lambert listen during their trial for the 1982 murders of James and Ann Benolken. (Brian Wallace | Juneau Empire File)
Dean Cavanaugh is graduating from the Public Safety Academy in Sitka this Friday. He’ll be the village public safety officer in the village of Kake. (Courtesy Photo | Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

Kake to have a law enforcement presence again

For the first time in about two years, Kake has a village public safety officer.

Dean Cavanaugh is graduating from the Public Safety Academy in Sitka this Friday. He’ll be the village public safety officer in the village of Kake. (Courtesy Photo | Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)