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A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau police car strikes pedestrian

The teenager suffered minor injuries but didn’t require hospitalization.

A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Dunleavy called for Alaskans to be careful and avoid putting more demand on the perilously strained healthcare system as he announced measures to ease some of that demand during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

State officials: Health care reinforcements are coming

State contracts short-term health care workers to buttress fatigued hospitals

Gov. Dunleavy called for Alaskans to be careful and avoid putting more demand on the perilously strained healthcare system as he announced measures to ease some of that demand during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows the school board candidates that will appear on ballot's in next month's municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the school board candidates that will appear on ballot's in next month's municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department responded on Sunday afternoon to reports of gun shots on Point Lena Loop Road. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police searching for suspect following gunshots on Point Lena Loop Road

A man was injured in his home by an unknown assailant.

Juneau Police Department responded on Sunday afternoon to reports of gun shots on Point Lena Loop Road. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau is the site of an outbreak of the coronavirus with at least 23 active case as of Sept. 16, said a Department of Corrections official. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

COVID outbreak present in Lemon Creek inmates

Nearly two dozen have been infected.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau is the site of an outbreak of the coronavirus with at least 23 active case as of Sept. 16, said a Department of Corrections official. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Japanese-Americans interned in Alaska in World War II are shown in this photo at a camp in New Mexico where they endured the majority of the war.

Research into interned Japanese-Americans in Alaska receives grant support

104 Japanese-Americans were interned from Alaska at the outset of WWII.

Courtesy Photo / Molly Pressler Collection
Japanese-Americans interned in Alaska in World War II are shown in this photo at a camp in New Mexico where they endured the majority of the war.
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The Coast Guard medevaced a 90-year-old suffering stroke-like symptoms near Ketchikan aboard a 45-foot response boat-medium like this one, seen in Juneau, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

Coast Guard medevacs man from yacht near Ketchikan

The 90-year-old suffered symptoms of a stroke.

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The Coast Guard medevaced a 90-year-old suffering stroke-like symptoms near Ketchikan aboard a 45-foot response boat-medium like this one, seen in Juneau, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
Bartlett Regional Hospital

Hospital announces vaccine policy, resumes inpatient elective surgeries

The inpatient elective surgeries may be suspended if case counts continue to rise.

Bartlett Regional Hospital
The Baby Raven Reads-published book Shanyaak’utlaax̱ – Salmon Boy will represent Alaska at the 2021 National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress. (Courtesy art / Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Baby Raven Reads book is Alaska’s selection for National Book Festival

It’s the first time a book from the early literacy program has been selected.

The Baby Raven Reads-published book Shanyaak’utlaax̱ – Salmon Boy will represent Alaska at the 2021 National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress. (Courtesy art / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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The Juneau Police Department is seeking more information on a handful of crimes that occurred in Juneau in August. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police seeking information on recent crimes in Juneau

The police need more information if the investigations are to proceed.

The Juneau Police Department is seeking more information on a handful of crimes that occurred in Juneau in August. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A young patient is tested for COVID-19. More testing sites will come online as the city fends off the worst of the delta variant, said a city official. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Local officials: High vaccination rates staving off worst for Juneau

Case rates are still high but gradually improving.

A young patient is tested for COVID-19. More testing sites will come online as the city fends off the worst of the delta variant, said a city official. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
Payton Grant, left, plays football against East Anchorage High School on Sept. 4, 2021. Grant scored in last week’s away game against Service High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

7 points: Juneau football brings the heat to Service in away game

It’s Juneau’s first road win for the season.

Payton Grant, left, plays football against East Anchorage High School on Sept. 4, 2021. Grant scored in last week’s away game against Service High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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AmeriCorps members pack emergency preparedness kits for Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s Tribal Emergency Operations Center as part of a day of service on Sept. 10, 2021.

AmeriCorps members help Tlingit and Haida on day of service

Members were making emergency preparedness kits for Tribal children.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
AmeriCorps members pack emergency preparedness kits for Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s Tribal Emergency Operations Center as part of a day of service on Sept. 10, 2021.
Sgt. Joemicheal Cristobal, Spc. Osias Passi, and Spc. Brennon Westfall, members of the Alaska Army National Guard and Task Force-Alaska, log trailer and driver information on a yard dog sheet, at a transportation yard in Roseland, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard / Staff Sgt. Jacob Tyrrell)

Alaska National Guard lends a hand in Louisiana

A small detachment deployed down south to assist recovery from Hurricane Ida.

Sgt. Joemicheal Cristobal, Spc. Osias Passi, and Spc. Brennon Westfall, members of the Alaska Army National Guard and Task Force-Alaska, log trailer and driver information on a yard dog sheet, at a transportation yard in Roseland, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard / Staff Sgt. Jacob Tyrrell)
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Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club’s 9/11 memorial, shown undergoing beautification and final preparations before the ceremony, will be the site of the organization’s ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Saturday.

Reflection and remembrance: Ceremony planned for 9/11 20th anniversary

The memorial will honor the 20th anniversary of the attack with some new improvements.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club’s 9/11 memorial, shown undergoing beautification and final preparations before the ceremony, will be the site of the organization’s ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Saturday.
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City officials and commercial entities broke ceremonial ground Wednesday for the Riverview Senior Living community near Vintage Boulevard.

Company breaks ground on elder living facility

The facility, near Safeway, will provide more housing so elder citizens can stay in Juneau.

Photos by Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
City officials and commercial entities broke ceremonial ground Wednesday for the Riverview Senior Living community near Vintage Boulevard.
Juneau Docks and Harbors has issued a warning to boat owners to make sure their vessels are made fast and pumps functional as a large weather system is due to hit Juneau on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Docks and Harbors has issued a warning to boat owners to make sure their vessels are made fast and pumps functional as a large weather system is due to hit Juneau on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Coast Guardsmen stand in formation at Juneau International Airport as the body of Chief Petty Officer Jeffery DeRonde, who died over the weekend, is loaded on an airplane on Sept. 7, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Capital City Fire/Rescue)

Man drowns after raft overturns

The man was on the Eagle River, returning from an overnight cabin stay.

Coast Guardsmen stand in formation at Juneau International Airport as the body of Chief Petty Officer Jeffery DeRonde, who died over the weekend, is loaded on an airplane on Sept. 7, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Capital City Fire/Rescue)
Bridget Weiss, seen here outside of Harborview Elementary School on Sept. 8, 2021, was named by Time Magazine as one of 29 educators or school staff across the country to be recognized for their exemplary efforts in the face of the pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Time in the spotlight: Juneau school superintendent named as year-saving educator by magazine

The Juneau School District was on of 29 educators and staff named nationwide.

Bridget Weiss, seen here outside of Harborview Elementary School on Sept. 8, 2021, was named by Time Magazine as one of 29 educators or school staff across the country to be recognized for their exemplary efforts in the face of the pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)