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Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Southeast teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Healing in the classroom: Juneau school tries new tack to help students

Glacier Valley staff talk about a different way of teaching and healing.

JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Juneau (Courtesy Photo | NWS)

Winter weather advisory issued for Juneau

Expect 3-5 inches of snow in some places.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Juneau (Courtesy Photo | NWS)
Jake Eames, right, and David Nash install an air-to-air heat pump system to a Mendenhall Valley home Thursday that formerly was using oil for heating in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Energy efficiency nonprofits to hold free workshop

Experts will be there to help explain details and benefits.

Jake Eames, right, and David Nash install an air-to-air heat pump system to a Mendenhall Valley home Thursday that formerly was using oil for heating in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk searches Gastineau Channel for a possible missing boater after the boat Sealion was found adrift near the Petro Marine docks on Nov. 29, 2019. (Yang-Hui Lee | Courtesy Photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk searches Gastineau Channel for a possible missing boater after the boat Sealion was found adrift near the Petro Marine docks on Nov. 29, 2019. (Yang-Hui Lee | Courtesy Photo)
Shooting early Thursday results in no injuries, one arrest

Shooting early Thursday results in no injuries, one arrest

Alcohol and controlled substances appear to have contributed to the event.

Shooting early Thursday results in no injuries, one arrest
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A single-vehicle wreck near Mile 23 Glacier Highway left 2 dead and 2 in critical condition on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A single-vehicle wreck near Mile 23 Glacier Highway left 2 dead and 2 in critical condition on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Friends of the Leonard family made pies to raise money for Ryan Leonard’s cancer treatment, selling the pies before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneauites look out for one of their own with fundraiser

The family moved back to Juneau as their child battles cancer.

Friends of the Leonard family made pies to raise money for Ryan Leonard’s cancer treatment, selling the pies before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tyler Reid, left, and Sean Imhof, right, are sworn into the Juneau Police Department as officers on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Two new officers join JPD’s ranks

JPD still has vacancies in the ranks, though.

Tyler Reid, left, and Sean Imhof, right, are sworn into the Juneau Police Department as officers on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Volunteers came together to cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal for Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School students at the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Nov. 27, 2019 following a crash that killed two YDHS students last week. (Michael S. Lockett)

After loss, YDHS gathers for a meal to help move forward together

The meal comes after a car crash killed two YDHS students.

Volunteers came together to cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal for Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School students at the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Nov. 27, 2019 following a crash that killed two YDHS students last week. (Michael S. Lockett)
Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Herring egg gathering in Southeast Alaska hangs on despite commercial fishing

The social benefits of herring eggs are under fire.

Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Precipitation levels gain ground on long-lasting drought

Southeast Alaska is improving, but Juneau is still dryer than usual

A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in fatal wreck

Alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in a fatal single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning, police said. A woman and teenager died at the scene… Continue reading

Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Famous science cartoonist praises importance of questions

Munroe’s comic XKCD is well known in nerd circles.

Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard braves foul weather for early Turkey Trot

Coast Guardsmen weren’t about to let rain stop them from winning a turkey.

Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Immature eagle injured on Egan improving incrementally

Underweight eagle is on a high-protein diet.

A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)