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A Lucas White (21) block buys Jarrell Williams (1) more room to work during a 49-32 win against Service High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau cooks up a conference title

Huskies are back-to-back Cook Inlet Conference champs after lopsided win.

 

This April 2021 photo shows Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Police: Man arrested after chasing students, banging on windows at TMHS

No injuries or damage was reported.

 

Several police vehicles, including a mobile incident command vehicle, were present Wednesday evening near the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) trailhead. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police: Death being investigated as homicide

A person of interest and the deceased have been identified.

 

UNAC supporters Angel Collins, JoMarie Alba and Lisa Hoferkamp hold signs Thursday morning in the middle of a Glacier Highway roundabout near the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. The University of Alaska Board of Regents began a two-day meeting at UAS on Thursday. University of Alaska and the faculty union have not come to an agreement after over a year of negotiations. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Union rally greets university regents

Faculty union, supporters make presence felt morning of two-day meeting.

UNAC supporters Angel Collins, JoMarie Alba and Lisa Hoferkamp hold signs Thursday morning in the middle of a Glacier Highway roundabout near the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. The University of Alaska Board of Regents began a two-day meeting at UAS on Thursday. University of Alaska and the faculty union have not come to an agreement after over a year of negotiations. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A dedicated audio player plays "The Salmon Dance" a 2007 track from electronic duo the Chemical Brothers. The song, which was released as a single 15 years ago, features several salmon facts. Ahead of the oddball milestone, the Empire checked those facts with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. (Ben Hohensatt / Juneau Empire)
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A dedicated audio player plays "The Salmon Dance" a 2007 track from electronic duo the Chemical Brothers. The song, which was released as a single 15 years ago, features several salmon facts. Ahead of the oddball milestone, the Empire checked those facts with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. (Ben Hohensatt / Juneau Empire)
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Mr. Higgins, a large pony at Ridge Stables LLC owned by Chava Lee, munches on some grass as a smiling biker passes by. (Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire)

Slightly off course:Sights and stories from Ironman Alaska’s sidelines

Grazing horses, fundraising efforts and more.

Mr. Higgins, a large pony at Ridge Stables LLC owned by Chava Lee, munches on some grass as a smiling biker passes by. (Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire)
Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Kidding around: Hundreds partake in youth event ahead of Ironman Alaska

Despite the rain, Ironkids weren’t rusty.

Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.
Vaipuna Toutaiolepo returns a pickleball over the net Saturday afternoon at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Toutaiolepo, a member of the Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club, was among dozens of players to participate in a tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Simply having a (pickle)ball

Tournament gathers two teams for games and a good time.

Vaipuna Toutaiolepo returns a pickleball over the net Saturday afternoon at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Toutaiolepo, a member of the Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club, was among dozens of players to participate in a tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during Drag Storytime at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during Drag Storytime at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Hali Hall, 4, holds Heidi Hall's hand Saturday afternoon as they walk past a sign honoring to Dr. George Brown at Project Playground. Ben Brown, son of the longtime children's advocate, said during a short dedication ceremony that he was pleased to see the park being enjoyed by children. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Hali Hall, 4, holds Heidi Hall's hand Saturday afternoon as they walk past a sign honoring to Dr. George Brown at Project Playground. Ben Brown, son of the longtime children's advocate, said during a short dedication ceremony that he was pleased to see the park being enjoyed by children. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Coast Guard medevaced two people from shore after their plane crashed in the water near Outer Point on Douglas Island, Alaska, June 7, 2022. The two survivors immediately swam ashore after their plane crashed approximately 100 feet from shore. (Courtesy Photo / Coast Guard)

2 stable following plane crash near Outer Point

The plane’s sole two occupants immediately swam to shore.

The Coast Guard medevaced two people from shore after their plane crashed in the water near Outer Point on Douglas Island, Alaska, June 7, 2022. The two survivors immediately swam ashore after their plane crashed approximately 100 feet from shore. (Courtesy Photo / Coast Guard)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
This photo Pride flags. A bipartisan, interfaith group of Alaskans are advocating for federal protections for LGBTQ people. The group, which includes over 40 organizations, says the time is right for the U.S. Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would bar discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity when it comes to public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit and the jury system. (Cecilie Johnson / Unsplash)

Alaskans throw support behind federal LGBTQ protections

Over 40 organizations and congregations stump for equality legislation.

This photo Pride flags. A bipartisan, interfaith group of Alaskans are advocating for federal protections for LGBTQ people. The group, which includes over 40 organizations, says the time is right for the U.S. Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would bar discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity when it comes to public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit and the jury system. (Cecilie Johnson / Unsplash)
The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

TMHS announces end-of-season awards

MVP, most improved and more.

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Lisa Kron, who wrote the lyrics and book for the musical "Fun Home," sits in Perseverance Theatre's take on the Bechdel's house on Maple Avenue. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Lisa Kron, who wrote the lyrics and book for the musical "Fun Home," sits in Perseverance Theatre's take on the Bechdel's house on Maple Avenue. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Gerald Thill, 7, inspects a weathered can before placing it in a litter bag on Saturday during the citywide cleanup. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Cleaning up the environment is their bag

Annual citywide cleanup held.

Gerald Thill, 7, inspects a weathered can before placing it in a litter bag on Saturday during the citywide cleanup. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Turkeys stand in a barn on turkey farm near Manson, Iowa on Aug. 10, 2015. A Colorado prison inmate has tested positive for bird flu in the first confirmed case of a human being infected with the disease that has resulted in the death of millions of chickens and turkeys. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, April 28, 2022, that the man who tested positive had been in a pre-release program and was helping removing chickens from an infected farm. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)

State confirms 1st case of bird flu tied to recent outbreak

Alaskans can report suspected avian influenza cases at (907)375-8215 or bob.gerlach@alaska.gov.

Turkeys stand in a barn on turkey farm near Manson, Iowa on Aug. 10, 2015. A Colorado prison inmate has tested positive for bird flu in the first confirmed case of a human being infected with the disease that has resulted in the death of millions of chickens and turkeys. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, April 28, 2022, that the man who tested positive had been in a pre-release program and was helping removing chickens from an infected farm. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)
Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) reacts to a memory from her childhood during rehearsals for "Fun Home." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) reacts to a memory from her childhood during rehearsals for "Fun Home." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Perseverance Theatre. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Perseverance Theatre. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This August 2021 photo shows signs on the doors for  Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé reminding those entering the building that masking is required. On Saturday, the district announced a change in CDC COVID-19 community level, masking would again be required. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Masks again required in Juneau schools

Announcement follows a change in CDC COVID-19 community level.

This August 2021 photo shows signs on the doors for  Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé reminding those entering the building that masking is required. On Saturday, the district announced a change in CDC COVID-19 community level, masking would again be required. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)