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Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Find out the latest about Juneau’s docks and harbors

Live updates from Port Director Carl Uchytil’s chamber presentation

Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

Rural Tennessee has electricity for the same reason Southeast Alaska has totem parks — the New Deal.

This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

DNA may show lasting impact of colonization

The study is now accepting volunteers.

Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A bear-costumed employee from Holland America Line’s Noordam cruise ship checks his phone between sessions being photographed with arriving visitors at Marine Park in this June 2015 photo. 5G mobile network service which GCI announced Tuesday is coming to Alaska, will result in faster device speeds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A bear-costumed employee from Holland America Line’s Noordam cruise ship checks his phone between sessions being photographed with arriving visitors at Marine Park in this June 2015 photo. 5G mobile network service which GCI announced Tuesday is coming to Alaska, will result in faster device speeds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New Assembly members split on annexation

It was divisive then and it’s divisive now.

The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Small rally protests Juneau’s ‘landgrab’ of parts of Admiralty Island

Protesters feel Angoon has historical, cultural claims to the land

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A nestling eagle was treated in Juneau by Juneau Raptor Center and flown to Sitka for a full evaluation and continued care. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
A nestling eagle was treated in Juneau by Juneau Raptor Center and flown to Sitka for a full evaluation and continued care. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
The City and Borough of Juneau intends to submit an annexation petition that would seek to add four tracts of land pictured here to the borough. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)
The City and Borough of Juneau intends to submit an annexation petition that would seek to add four tracts of land pictured here to the borough. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)