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JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is officially canceled.

74th annual tournament isn’t happening.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Forbidden Peak’s hopping grand opening

A crowd gathered for Juneau’s newest brewery.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Permanent Fund Corporation CEO says virus-affected markets offer opportunity

COVID-19 brings investment chances as well as losses.

Nicky the bear sleeps near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The famous bear with a nicked ear was the subject Friday of a public lecture at the center. (Courtesy photo | Laurie Craig)

Lecture series looks in on famous Mendenhall Glacier area resident

An animal “with the power to change everything.”

Nicky the bear sleeps near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The famous bear with a nicked ear was the subject Friday of a public lecture at the center. (Courtesy photo | Laurie Craig)
John Clough (Jim Croce) and Summer Koester (Ingrid Croce) will star as the folk-singing couple at the center of an upcoming original production. (Courtesy Photo | John Clough)
John Clough (Jim Croce) and Summer Koester (Ingrid Croce) will star as the folk-singing couple at the center of an upcoming original production. (Courtesy Photo | John Clough)

JDHS and TMHS boys stand tall against out-of-town opponents

Juneau teams held the line against fierce opposition this weekend.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

JDHS socks it to cancer, bests Ketchikan

It was an emotion-filled night.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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                                School buses line up for students at Harborview Elementary School in December 2019.

Federal settlement nets schools a new bus

Volkswagen bus replacement program adds to local fleet.

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                                School buses line up for students at Harborview Elementary School in December 2019.
Former Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary holds his 2020 Wildlife Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Friday evening at the visitor center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Former Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary holds his 2020 Wildlife Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Friday evening at the visitor center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Pam Kihlmire and Elizabeth Flory talk with Dani Snyder, Tongass National Forest landscape architect, during a scoping open house Thursday night at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Pam Kihlmire and Elizabeth Flory talk with Dani Snyder, Tongass National Forest landscape architect, during a scoping open house Thursday night at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Kristine “Kristy” Germain, assistant principal for Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School interviews Thursday morning at Thunder Mountain High School to be TMHS’ next principal. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Kristine “Kristy” Germain, assistant principal for Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School interviews Thursday morning at Thunder Mountain High School to be TMHS’ next principal. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

‘A perfect storm’: DOT deputy says everything that could go wrong with ferries did

DOT deputy commissioner says aging fleet, reduced budget and more led to ferry problems.

Caitlin Warbelow a Broadway musician from Fairbanks will perform with Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella and three other musicians Friday, Feb. 21, at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | From Lauren R. Shanley-DeBuse)
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Caitlin Warbelow a Broadway musician from Fairbanks will perform with Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella and three other musicians Friday, Feb. 21, at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | From Lauren R. Shanley-DeBuse)
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Brian Lauth, closing manager for Super Bear Supermarket IGA, bags groceries Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Super Bear will be collecting donations to ship food to Southeast Alaska communities impacted by a lack of ferry service. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Shelf-help: Locals send food to Southeast communities without ferry service

Lack of ferry service means lack of food for Southeast communities.

Brian Lauth, closing manager for Super Bear Supermarket IGA, bags groceries Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Super Bear will be collecting donations to ship food to Southeast Alaska communities impacted by a lack of ferry service. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Wearable Art model Melissa Patterson smiles with artist Michelle Morris at Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre. (Courtesy Photo | Ron Gile)
Wearable Art model Melissa Patterson smiles with artist Michelle Morris at Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre. (Courtesy Photo | Ron Gile)

Empire Live: Tourism task force turns attention to waterfront plan

Long-range plan and public opinion survey are today’s focus.