Michael S. Lockett

Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the Candidates: Hughes-Skandijs to fence for Assembly District 1 seat

She’s one of three millenials running for Assembly seats.

Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the candidates: Stepetin raises his hand again

With four children in Juneau schools, Stepetin is invested.

Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dimond Courthouse in downtown Juneau, where the double murder trial against defendant Laron Carlton Graham is being held. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Expert witness discusses firearms forensics before jury

Rounds fired both came from same missing weapon.

Dimond Courthouse in downtown Juneau, where the double murder trial against defendant Laron Carlton Graham is being held. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Meet the Candidates: Bryson up for re-election to District 2 seat

Meet the Candidates: Bryson up for re-election to District 2 seat

He’s running uncontested for a three-year term.

Meet the Candidates: Bryson up for re-election to District 2 seat
Deedie Sorensen is running for one of two open seat on the Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the Candidates: Retired teacher Sorensen brings ground-level experience

Sorenson has been with Juneau schools for decades.

Deedie Sorensen is running for one of two open seat on the Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau police officers testify about 2015 double murder
Juneau police officers testify about 2015 double murder
Meet the Candidates: Mackey runs for school board again

Meet the Candidates: Mackey runs for school board again

He’s the only candidate who has previously held the seat.

Meet the Candidates: Mackey runs for school board again
Carole Triem is running for the Assembly Areawide seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Carole Triem is running for the Assembly Areawide seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to include ordinances funding the New JACC and Centennial Hall repairs on October’s municipal ballot (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Voters to decide fate of these three ballot measures on Oct. 1

Ordinances up for vote in October municipal election

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to include ordinances funding the New JACC and Centennial Hall repairs on October’s municipal ballot (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Dimond Courthouse in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau man charged with sexual abuse of minor

He’ll go to trial in November.

Dimond Courthouse in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 15, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 15, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. John Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. John Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Victim’s father in double murder gives haunting testimony

He walked out of life and into a nightmare.

Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Central Labor Council held its annual Labor Day picnic for Juneau residents at Savikko Park, Sept. 2, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Drizzly weather can’t dampen Labor Day picnic

Good food and live music outweighed a little rain.

The Juneau Central Labor Council held its annual Labor Day picnic for Juneau residents at Savikko Park, Sept. 2, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Pad Thai anyone? Chan’s is reopening

Pad Thai anyone? Chan’s is reopening

Owners needed a break and to remodel.

Pad Thai anyone? Chan’s is reopening
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occured at a depth of less than a kilometer 100km northwest of Juneau on August 31. (Screenshot from USGS)

5.0 earthquake rumbles Juneau, but doesn’t do any harm

The quake originated 45 miles west of Haines.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occured at a depth of less than a kilometer 100km northwest of Juneau on August 31. (Screenshot from USGS)
JPD arrest man after stabbing

JPD arrest man after stabbing

Police say man was found with a knife.

JPD arrest man after stabbing
Bartlett Region Hospital staff, city officals and public enter the new front entrance after a small ceremony in Oct. 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Last stop on the line: treating transient trauma

Bartlett Regional Hospital is there for wounded wanderers.

Bartlett Region Hospital staff, city officals and public enter the new front entrance after a small ceremony in Oct. 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)