Michael S. Lockett

The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.

Candidates throw hats into ring for school board

Mackey and Stepetin are only candidates for two seats so far.

The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.
Police release names of those in officer-involved shooting

Police release names of those in officer-involved shooting

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

Police release names of those in officer-involved shooting
A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car stuck in Gold Creek by Cope Park

The white SUV sat there with the passenger door open overnight.

A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

First two Alaskans in Coast Guard commissioning program return home

Juneau men first to graduate from Coast Guard program from Alaska.

Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Photos: National Night Out in Juneau 2019

Your neighborhood block party.

The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

JPD and other first responders party during National Night Out

Kids and adults got to meet first responders.

The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau police: Three recent deaths aren’t connected

Police say there’s no foul play in any of the cases.

Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

State troopers and Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate JPD shooting incident

A JPD officer shot a man twice during a domestic violence incident.

Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

Police responded to calls of a woman being strangled in a car outside of the Mendenhall Valley Safeway.

Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Election time: Candidates can now file to run for Juneau Assembly, school board
Election time: Candidates can now file to run for Juneau Assembly, school board
James Helfenstine speaks about his work in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District Bridge Administration during an interview on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tying Alaska together: The man who crosses the water retires

James Helfinstine is retiring after decades of telling people how to build bridges.

James Helfenstine speaks about his work in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District Bridge Administration during an interview on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO Chuck Bill speaks during the weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Moose Lodge on Thursday, August 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Bartlett Hospital CEO talks to Chamber of Commerce

Hospital adminstrator Chuck Bill has been here since 2014.

Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO Chuck Bill speaks during the weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Moose Lodge on Thursday, August 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Stranded: Ferry strikes leave visitors, businesses and locals high and dry
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Stranded: Ferry strikes leave visitors, businesses and locals high and dry
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Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Head Start to shutter three centers in Juneau if governor vetoes again

More than 60 students could find themselves without access to Pre-K services.

Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A fisherman approaches the boat launch with its current fish cleaning station at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Public Works Committee nixes Amalga Harbor dock extension

Residents stand up against Docks and Harbors plan.

A fisherman approaches the boat launch with its current fish cleaning station at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz talks with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) during a visit to Juneau, Alaska, July 29, 2019. (USCG Photo | PAC Matthew Schofield)

Commandant of Coast Guard, members of Congress visit Juneau

Representatives accompanied the Commandant to see the Coast Guard in Alaska as the focus shifts towards the Arctic.

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz talks with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) during a visit to Juneau, Alaska, July 29, 2019. (USCG Photo | PAC Matthew Schofield)
Melissa Borton, Tribal Administrator for the Native Village of Afognak, speaks during a Special Native Issues Forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The forum was sponsored by Tlingit Haida, First Alaskans Institute, Native Peoples Action and Sealaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Many frustrated with state government seemingly uncaring of Alaska Native needs

The forum focused on what could be done to deal with deep state budget concerns.

Melissa Borton, Tribal Administrator for the Native Village of Afognak, speaks during a Special Native Issues Forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The forum was sponsored by Tlingit Haida, First Alaskans Institute, Native Peoples Action and Sealaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Committee bunts on JACC discussion, eyeballs bidding on waterfront property
Committee bunts on JACC discussion, eyeballs bidding on waterfront property