Jonson Kuhn

Donated blood is prepared for storage and eventual transport at the Blood Bank of Alaska's Juneau location. There is a statewide shortage of donated blood. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Blood Bank of Alaska says there’s a critical need for blood

Blood Bank of Alaska is currently in urgent need of all blood types

Donated blood is prepared for storage and eventual transport at the Blood Bank of Alaska's Juneau location. There is a statewide shortage of donated blood. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A Move Over law is a law which requires motorists to move over and change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A Move Over law is a law which requires motorists to move over and change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
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Since the closing of Capstone Clinics throughout the state, rapid antigen self-tests have become more popular and available as featured in this photo at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire
Since the closing of Capstone Clinics throughout the state, rapid antigen self-tests have become more popular and available as featured in this photo at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

UAS enrollment sees slight decline overall

However, newly enrolled and transfer students are up 40%.

This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Potential shoppers line the sidewalk of South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau. As business returns to near normal, Southeast Alaska's business community reports optimism about the future, according to a survey shared Thursday with the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Positive growth in the forecast for Juneau’s economic climate

Survey results show optimism in Southeast Alaska’s business community.

Potential shoppers line the sidewalk of South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau. As business returns to near normal, Southeast Alaska's business community reports optimism about the future, according to a survey shared Thursday with the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This combination image shows Ethel Lund Visionaries in Healthcare Scholarship recipients Delainey Steffe, Michael David Del Cesar, Gloria Eyon, Chariety Moler and Trinity Jackson. The scholarship offers funds to Southeast Alaska Native students pursuing studies in the health care field. (Courtesy Photos / Healing Hand Foundation)

Scholarship to help Southeast Alaska Native students help others

7 students earn Ethel Lund Visionaries in Healthcare Scholarships.

This combination image shows Ethel Lund Visionaries in Healthcare Scholarship recipients Delainey Steffe, Michael David Del Cesar, Gloria Eyon, Chariety Moler and Trinity Jackson. The scholarship offers funds to Southeast Alaska Native students pursuing studies in the health care field. (Courtesy Photos / Healing Hand Foundation)
Planned Parenthood banner displayed at Marine Park on Saturday, July 9. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

‘This is a hill I’ll die on’: Abortion rights advocates rally in Juneau

Organizers held a rally in support of Planned Parenthood Saturday afternoon at Juneau’s a Marine Plaza on Saturday to advocate for abortion access in the… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood banner displayed at Marine Park on Saturday, July 9. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This year’s Mount Roberts Trail Race first-place winner Seth Rutt catches his breath after completing the race in under 40 minutes. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

The Mount Roberts Trail Race returns in-person and in-style

They’re running up that hill.

This year’s Mount Roberts Trail Race first-place winner Seth Rutt catches his breath after completing the race in under 40 minutes. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Mountain view from Mt. Roberts featuring Hike for a Pint passport and water bottle for this summer’s event. (Courtesy photo / Meghan Tabcek)

Hike for a Pint is back for more adventures

It’s good for what ales you.

Mountain view from Mt. Roberts featuring Hike for a Pint passport and water bottle for this summer’s event. (Courtesy photo / Meghan Tabcek)
Foggy Mountain Shop now at their new location at 234 Seward St. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Foggy Mountain Shop celebrates grand opening at new location

Juneau’s well-known outdoor retailer Foggy Mountain Shop has moved locations, but they’re just a hop and a skip away from their previous location on North… Continue reading

Foggy Mountain Shop now at their new location at 234 Seward St. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickle Ball team prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)

Pickleball tourney to hold court in Juneau

Having fun is their racket.

The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickle Ball team prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
Happy ramp agent featured in good spirits as Fulton’s TISABAS does the labor intensive part of loading the aircraft. (Courtesy photo / Ramper Innovations)
Happy ramp agent featured in good spirits as Fulton’s TISABAS does the labor intensive part of loading the aircraft. (Courtesy photo / Ramper Innovations)
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Western blackheaded budworm out to lunch on Southeast Alaska Hemlock trees.

The defoliator coming to a forest near you

Tongass National Forest visitors can help document western blackheaded budworms’ impact.

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Western blackheaded budworm out to lunch on Southeast Alaska Hemlock trees.
A Juneau Police Department community service officer vehicle cordons off a road as officers took a man wanted on a $50,000 warrant into custody. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Police arrest wanted man following armed standoff

A shot was fired by the suspect, but no one was injured.

A Juneau Police Department community service officer vehicle cordons off a road as officers took a man wanted on a $50,000 warrant into custody. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hill Lewis, aka Rolland and Paul Caldwell, aka Alberic Hawk, duel to the death (sort of) for spectators during Douglas Fourth of July festivities. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hill Lewis, aka Rolland and Paul Caldwell, aka Alberic Hawk, duel to the death (sort of) for spectators during Douglas Fourth of July festivities. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., will be open as a cooling center through Wednesday for elders who need a cool place during the ongoing heatwave. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tlingit and Haida opens cooling center for elders

Keep your cool during the heatwave.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., will be open as a cooling center through Wednesday for elders who need a cool place during the ongoing heatwave. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a Capital Transit bus en route along Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley. City officials are considering temporary cuts to some routes amid a shortage of drivers low ridership. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire.)

City considers cutting bus routes

Staff shortage and low ridership drive discussion.

This photo shows a Capital Transit bus en route along Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley. City officials are considering temporary cuts to some routes amid a shortage of drivers low ridership. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire.)
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Juneau Culture Club poses on the Whitehaven Beach along the Whitsundays Island in Australia on June 15.

Land Down Under goes over well with culture club

After years of waiting, youths take trip to Australia.

Courtesy Photo / Juneau Culture Club 
Juneau Culture Club poses on the Whitehaven Beach along the Whitsundays Island in Australia on June 15.