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Traffic at Riverside and Stephen Richards drives backs up past Gee Street the morning of Feb. 8, 2019. There is a plan to alleviate traffic at the congestion-prone intersection. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Traffic at Riverside and Stephen Richards drives backs up past Gee Street the morning of Feb. 8, 2019. There is a plan to alleviate traffic at the congestion-prone intersection. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Bear 153 was the topic of Laurie Craig’s Fireside Lecture Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Laurie Craig)

Since a young age, this bear has lived with an audience

Think Nicky is too mainstream? Here’s your bear.

Bear 153 was the topic of Laurie Craig’s Fireside Lecture Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Laurie Craig)

Haida artist’s exhibition blends old and new school art

David Boxley and Trent Reznor are both great in his book.

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Flu season is ramping up across the state, particularly in Alaska. Still, it’s not too late for a flu shot, saidLouisa Castrodale, epidemiologist for the Alaska Division of Public Health. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Flu cases in Alaska are way up

Experts say wash your hands and get vaccinated.

Flu season is ramping up across the state, particularly in Alaska. Still, it’s not too late for a flu shot, saidLouisa Castrodale, epidemiologist for the Alaska Division of Public Health. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
LaVern Beier speaks during his Fireside Lecture about Gobi bears at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Bear with him: Retired researcher talks about studying world’s most endangered bear

There are fewer than 50 of these bears left and he’s touched three of them.

LaVern Beier speaks during his Fireside Lecture about Gobi bears at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska Southeast expands indigenous arts programs

It will provide opportunities for Native students of all ages.

New play is ‘Whale’ worth your time

I went in skeptical and really enjoyed it.

The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Juneau Five and friends make music every other week

Live jazz isn’t just for big cities.

Juneau’s LGBTQ community is unhappy with a Supreme Court order that clears the way for barring transgender people from serving in the military. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)

Transgender ban means uncertainty for Juneau LGBTQ community

One thing is certain, they’re not fans of the ban.

Juneau’s LGBTQ community is unhappy with a Supreme Court order that clears the way for barring transgender people from serving in the military. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)

Alaska’s tobacco report card grade improves

It was positive, with one exception.