Ben Hohenstatt

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports dozens of new COVID-19 cases

One for Juneau.

 

Opinion: It’s de ja vù all over again with recent court decision

As was done in Dred Scott, the judicial branch’s idiotic logic pushes our society to the brink.

 

Living & Growing: Maybe you were raised up for such a time as this

There’s a need for encouragement.

 

Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Despite pandemic, they’ve still got Pride

PFLAG and Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition gather near glacier.

Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

State reports 2 new coronavirus deaths

Both people, listed as Juneau residents, were living out of state, according to DHSS.

State reports more than 40 new cases

State clears 800 cumulative cases.

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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

State reports new COVID-19 cases

16 for residents, 19 for nonresidents

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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
The Rev. Michael Bunton, pastor for Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage, speaks during Black Awareness Association, Juneau’s, virtual Juneteenth community event. (Screenshot)

Black Awareness Association holds Juneteenth community event

Topics included current events and ways everyone can do better.

The Rev. Michael Bunton, pastor for Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage, speaks during Black Awareness Association, Juneau’s, virtual Juneteenth community event. (Screenshot)

State reports 12 new cases statewide, 1 new locally

There’s a wait time for test results.

State reports 29 new COVID-19 cases

A new single-day record.

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, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Thursday two new COVID-19 cases for Juneau. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Thursday two new COVID-19 cases for Juneau. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Leah Haskell-Cummins speaks during a rally for human rights and the sanctity of black lives in Marine Park on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Hundreds gather in Juneau for physical and virtual human rights rallies

The rally went from Marine Park to the Douglas Bridge.

Leah Haskell-Cummins speaks during a rally for human rights and the sanctity of black lives in Marine Park on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                This Front Street space used to be home to Trickster Company, which had to close its physical location in Juneau due to COVID-19 related loss off revenue. However, business co-owner Crystal Worl said online sales have allowed the business to maintain its Anchorage operations and wait to find a new Juneau space. Other business operators said online sales have been a boon when in-person business has been slow or impossible.

Online sales have helped local businesses continue to exist

While brick and mortar shuttered, digital sales surged.

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                This Front Street space used to be home to Trickster Company, which had to close its physical location in Juneau due to COVID-19 related loss off revenue. However, business co-owner Crystal Worl said online sales have allowed the business to maintain its Anchorage operations and wait to find a new Juneau space. Other business operators said online sales have been a boon when in-person business has been slow or impossible.
A member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Airport Screening Task Force greets passengers disembarking from a flight arriving at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. All passengers are handed fliers with health and safety information as they leave the plane. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

City votes against local quarantine measure, citing state mandate

Governor’s mandate seems like enough for Assembly.

A member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Airport Screening Task Force greets passengers disembarking from a flight arriving at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. All passengers are handed fliers with health and safety information as they leave the plane. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Arts and activism are coming to a screen near you

Zines and pop-up shops could be coming later on.

City opposes University of Alaska Southeast absorption

Assembly votes to oppose possible merger.

Christianne Carrillo and Jennifer Gross listen while Gloria Merry talks to begin the “I Can’t Breathe” vigil held Saturday, May 30 at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park. Most attendees wore masks, many brought protest signs and the event was peaceful. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Peaceful Juneau vigil held for George Floyd

Masks and protest signs.

Christianne Carrillo and Jennifer Gross listen while Gloria Merry talks to begin the “I Can’t Breathe” vigil held Saturday, May 30 at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park. Most attendees wore masks, many brought protest signs and the event was peaceful. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Archie (center), Ella (left) and Arrow (right) enjoy the dog-friendly Field 2 in Melvin Park on April 26, 2020. The field, Dimond Park, and the grassy area on top of Gold Street are all closed to dogs indefinitely due to a rising amount of unremoved dog poop. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Poop piles pose problem for parks

Three areas are closed, and more may follow if behavior does not improve.

Archie (center), Ella (left) and Arrow (right) enjoy the dog-friendly Field 2 in Melvin Park on April 26, 2020. The field, Dimond Park, and the grassy area on top of Gold Street are all closed to dogs indefinitely due to a rising amount of unremoved dog poop. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This drawing, shown to the Assembly in February when Sealaska Heritage Institute requested financial support for the project, depicts what the area surrounding a proposed arts campus would look like following the project’s completion. Wednesday, SHI asked the Assembly to postpone deciding whether to proved $1.5 million for the campus. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
This drawing, shown to the Assembly in February when Sealaska Heritage Institute requested financial support for the project, depicts what the area surrounding a proposed arts campus would look like following the project’s completion. Wednesday, SHI asked the Assembly to postpone deciding whether to proved $1.5 million for the campus. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)