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Artists Abel Ryan, left, Tanna Peters, center, and Nobu Koch hold masks they made for the Mask-erade fundraising event put on by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. Nine artists created masks to be auctioned off at the dance. Live music will be provided by Susu and the Prophets. Masks can be made Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. Watch the video below to learn more about the masks and the artist who made them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Artists behind the Mask-erade

The masks will be auctioned off to benefit state museum.

 

Laron Carlton Graham hugs his defense attorney Natasha Norris after a jury found him not guilty for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Emotional reaction after verdict read in court

Watch the jury verdict announcement.

 

Laron Carlton Graham waits for closing arguments to begin in Juneau Superior Court on Monday. Watch the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Laron Carlton Graham waits for closing arguments to begin in Juneau Superior Court on Monday. Watch the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Jessica Spurrier, the Juneau Opioid Work Group Facilitator for JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc., holds up a drug deactivation bag on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The bags make unused prescriptions safe to dispose of. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: How to destory your narcotics

Bags available at most pharmacies

Jessica Spurrier, the Juneau Opioid Work Group Facilitator for JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc., holds up a drug deactivation bag on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The bags make unused prescriptions safe to dispose of. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: Huskies win conference title

High scoring game in hard driving rain.

Photos: Election Day and Night

Voters have they say on ballot measures.

Photos: See the Falcons fly high in crosstown volleyball match

Thunder Mountain hosted Juneau-Douglas.

Photos: Sneak peek of Auke Bay’s newst craft brewery, Forbidden Peak Brewery

New craft brewery will offer 10 different beers at opening.

Photos: Freshman stars at Region V Tennis Tourney

Eight players to go to state championships.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the “Sharing Our Knowledge” conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Spear throws in action

A quick snap is all it takes.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the “Sharing Our Knowledge” conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Evan Fabrello, 17, stands on a staircase he built this summer on the Favorite Channel Beach Access Trail on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: This Juneau high schooler just made your beach access easier

Check out this senior’s Eagle Scout project.

Evan Fabrello, 17, stands on a staircase he built this summer on the Favorite Channel Beach Access Trail on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Lisa Daugherty, owner of Juneau Composts!, spreads out newly-collected food waste and compostable material at her half-acre site in Lemon Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Daugherty is offering to take home owners’ leaves this fall. Daugherty has put up signs where to deposit leaves, but not plastic bags, at her business on Ralph’s Way. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Leave your leaves here: Leaf drive underway in Juneau

Don’t just throw them away.

Lisa Daugherty, owner of Juneau Composts!, spreads out newly-collected food waste and compostable material at her half-acre site in Lemon Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Daugherty is offering to take home owners’ leaves this fall. Daugherty has put up signs where to deposit leaves, but not plastic bags, at her business on Ralph’s Way. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos and Video: Sculpin hat returns to Tlingit clan

Video and photos of today’s ceremony.

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Video: Conference features Southeast tribes, culture bearers and academics

Sharing Our Knowledge returns to the capital city.

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James LeBlanc-Tweedy reacts on the witness stand to questioning by defense attorney Natasha Norris in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Watch the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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James LeBlanc-Tweedy reacts on the witness stand to questioning by defense attorney Natasha Norris in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Watch the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: See what’s brewing in the Capital City

Raising glasses and funds for UAS and Rotary.