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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)
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Opinion: Handcuffing the government during emergencies

A recent court decision could slow future responses.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
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Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) watches Small Alison (Fiona McFarlin) join in a family cleaning frenzy ahead of an important visit during rehearsal for “Fun Home.”
Ben Hohenstatt / capital city weekly
Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) watches Small Alison (Fiona McFarlin) join in a family cleaning frenzy ahead of an important visit during rehearsal for “Fun Home.”
This image, which uses a photo by Alyssa Patrick, shows the cover of "Sonus," a new album from Sean Patrick of Gustavus. The album was made available on streaming on Wednesday, April 20, and can be ordered on CD. (Courtesy Photo / Alyssa Patrick)
This image, which uses a photo by Alyssa Patrick, shows the cover of "Sonus," a new album from Sean Patrick of Gustavus. The album was made available on streaming on Wednesday, April 20, and can be ordered on CD. (Courtesy Photo / Alyssa Patrick)
Nora (Ginger Patterson) and the Proprietor (Adara Allen) stand at the forefront of a wide assortment of critters, including, a macaw (Georgia Post) and a donkey (Elizabeth Eriksen). (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Dance Theatre’s showcase is ready to spring

Animals big and small will gather in one place. Critters from the depths of the sea to not-quite-outer space — are all part of Juneau… Continue reading

Nora (Ginger Patterson) and the Proprietor (Adara Allen) stand at the forefront of a wide assortment of critters, including, a macaw (Georgia Post) and a donkey (Elizabeth Eriksen). (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jiselle Tagaloa, a kindergarten student, accepts payment for a card from Jan Beauchamp. Beauchamp was among those who bought cards' bearing students drawings to support a Ukrainian family living in Washington state. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jiselle Tagaloa, a kindergarten student, accepts payment for a card from Jan Beauchamp. Beauchamp was among those who bought cards' bearing students drawings to support a Ukrainian family living in Washington state. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Hannah Wolf, who grew up in Juneau and is directing Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming production of “Fun Home.” Wolf described herself as a fangirl of Alison Bechdel, whose graphic novel memoir serves as a basis for the Tony Award-winning musical. (Courtesy Photo)
This photo shows Hannah Wolf, who grew up in Juneau and is directing Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming production of “Fun Home.” Wolf described herself as a fangirl of Alison Bechdel, whose graphic novel memoir serves as a basis for the Tony Award-winning musical. (Courtesy Photo)
Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator, has written her second children’s book “The Humpback in the Herring.” Like her first book, “The Bear in the Blueberry,” the book examines the relationship between organisms big and small. (Courtesy Photo)

Children’s author is back with a whale tale

First there was “The Bear in the Blueberry.” Now, there’s “The Humpback in the Herring.”

Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator, has written her second children’s book “The Humpback in the Herring.” Like her first book, “The Bear in the Blueberry,” the book examines the relationship between organisms big and small. (Courtesy Photo)
Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

PHOTOS: Traditional Games return to Juneau

Over 100 athletes from over 20 communities compete.

Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This December 2021 photo shows Erin Heist on stage in Juneau. Heist's debut album "From the Land of Rusted Dreams" is set to be released on April 8. The album is heavily shaped by connections Heist has made through the Alaska Folk Festival, which is held annually in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)
This December 2021 photo shows Erin Heist on stage in Juneau. Heist's debut album "From the Land of Rusted Dreams" is set to be released on April 8. The album is heavily shaped by connections Heist has made through the Alaska Folk Festival, which is held annually in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)
Kristine Paulick and Bill Paulick rehearse in a music classroom in Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School ahead of an upcoming Juneau Community Bands Horns a Plenty concert set for Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Pardon their French horns: Live music returns with Horns A-Plenty concert

Unless you were in New York City two years ago, you haven’t heard this played live before.

Kristine Paulick and Bill Paulick rehearse in a music classroom in Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School ahead of an upcoming Juneau Community Bands Horns a Plenty concert set for Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Murkowski highlights spending bill’s impact on Alaska

Senator tours earmarks’ return, VAWA reauthorization and aid for Ukraine.

Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)