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John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. The spread of monkeypox in the U.S. in 2022 could represent the dawn of a new sexually transmitted disease, or it could yet be contained. Or it might be too early to tell. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

Alaska reports 1st case of monkeypox

Anchorage resident had contact with someone who recently traveled outside of the state.

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. The spread of monkeypox in the U.S. in 2022 could represent the dawn of a new sexually transmitted disease, or it could yet be contained. Or it might be too early to tell. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)
Justin Fantasia shown running in the original Eldred Rock Lighthouse Run 4 the Rock Foghorn Race, which as since been renamed to the Justin Fantasia Memorial Run 4 the Rock in his honor. (Courtesy Photo / Sue York)
Justin Fantasia shown running in the original Eldred Rock Lighthouse Run 4 the Rock Foghorn Race, which as since been renamed to the Justin Fantasia Memorial Run 4 the Rock in his honor. (Courtesy Photo / Sue York)
Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)
Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)
It was business as usual for the Doogan family, Isaac, Neil and Alma, as they steadily work through a busy lunch rush Tuesday at J&J Deli and Asian Market. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

J&J Deli and Asian Market to remain open for 1 more year

The search will continue for new buyers

It was business as usual for the Doogan family, Isaac, Neil and Alma, as they steadily work through a busy lunch rush Tuesday at J&J Deli and Asian Market. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Andy Koch enjoys a solo before leaping off the stage to join the dancing crowd while still playing his guitar. (Courtesy photo / Bereniz Blackwell)
Andy Koch enjoys a solo before leaping off the stage to join the dancing crowd while still playing his guitar. (Courtesy photo / Bereniz Blackwell)
The Tagaban family, Jacob, Jessielea, Joseph and Ed, pose with Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. (Courtesy photo / Ed Tagaban)
The Tagaban family, Jacob, Jessielea, Joseph and Ed, pose with Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. (Courtesy photo / Ed Tagaban)
Alaska Chef Amara Enciso featured at the Jorgenson House. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Chef Amara Enciso featured at the Jorgenson House. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
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)