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The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.

New arts campus construction proceeding on schedule

Work continues without presence of more than a million visitors.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.

Glory Hall eyes move forward as new food program starts up

The Glory Hall hopes to begin site prep on the new campus within months.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.
The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Cruise control: Activists voice goals for cruise industry reform

Pollution, human rights and community determinism are all on their agenda.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Coast Guard rescues man who ran aground near Sitka

Coast Guard rescues man who ran aground near Sitka

His vessel later reportedly caught fire

Coast Guard rescues man who ran aground near Sitka
Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife educator Abby McAllister applies a sticker letting a resident know their trash can isn’t bear-resistant as part of a larger effort to reduce rising numbers of bears in Juneau. (Courtesy photo / Laurie Craig)

Group works to reduce bear-related issues as public outcry rises

There’s no such thing as truly-bear proof .

Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife educator Abby McAllister applies a sticker letting a resident know their trash can isn’t bear-resistant as part of a larger effort to reduce rising numbers of bears in Juneau. (Courtesy photo / Laurie Craig)
The Juneau Bear Committee will be identifying and tagging trash cans that lack bear-resistant characteristics with these stickers the week of Aug. 31. (Courtesy art / Juneau Police Department)

Juneau Bear Committee canvassing to tag inadequate trash cans

This year’s young bears are bold and plentiful.

The Juneau Bear Committee will be identifying and tagging trash cans that lack bear-resistant characteristics with these stickers the week of Aug. 31. (Courtesy art / Juneau Police Department)
Formline follows function: New ambulance art reaches to cultural roots, fits vehicle’s purpose

Formline follows function: New ambulance art reaches to cultural roots, fits vehicle’s purpose

The design, which cost taxpayers nothing, were created by Southeast artists.

Formline follows function: New ambulance art reaches to cultural roots, fits vehicle’s purpose
Juneau School District started its school year at a distance on Monday, with teacher using web apps to connect with classes. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

1st week progress report: teachers and students return to (distanced) school

It was a good start that will get better, superintendent says

Juneau School District started its school year at a distance on Monday, with teacher using web apps to connect with classes. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 A dump truck empties its payload Tuesday at a construction site on Mendenhall Loop Road and Steven Richards Memorial Drive where the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is building a roundabout.

Life in the fast lane: DOT projects in Juneau ahead of schedule

Lack of tourist traffic have allowed for a bit of speeding.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 A dump truck empties its payload Tuesday at a construction site on Mendenhall Loop Road and Steven Richards Memorial Drive where the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is building a roundabout.
Angoon Mayor Joshua Bowen, has enacted emergency mandates for self-isolation and quarantining as the coronavirus comes to the small town. (Courtesy photo / Joshua Bowen)

Angoon sees climbing case count as testing continues

The town has clamped down on all external movement and is testing all citizens.

Angoon Mayor Joshua Bowen, has enacted emergency mandates for self-isolation and quarantining as the coronavirus comes to the small town. (Courtesy photo / Joshua Bowen)
A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man found dead at construction site, JPD investigating

The death isn’t considered suspicious at this time, said a JPD spokesperson.

A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed

Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed

Self-isolating for travellers and quarantines for any affected are also in place.

Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed
Courtesy photo / City and Borough of Juneau                                 Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto recently celebrated his 40th year as part of the department.

Got it right the first time: CCFR assistant chief celebrates 40 years with the service

Assistant Chief Ed Quinto joined young and never looked back.

Courtesy photo / City and Borough of Juneau                                 Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto recently celebrated his 40th year as part of the department.
Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

High 5: Juneau man summits 5 peaks in one Herculean run

His 15-hour trek covered nearly 60 miles of running and biking.

Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.

Former basketball pro embarks on 1,500-mile bike ride for mental health

The idea is to inspire awareness and change, Damen Bell-Holter said.

Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.
Juneau caps bars, gyms at half capacity

Juneau caps bars, gyms at half capacity

Gatherings over 50 are also forbidden without an approved mitigation plan.

Juneau caps bars, gyms at half capacity
Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)

Office of Special Prosecution will not charge officer in fatal December shooting

The comments the officer made on bodycam footage are not evidence of premeditation, OSP says.

Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)
Suspected shoplifter attempts to grab Taser while being arrested downtown on Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Suspected shoplifter attempts to grab Taser while being arrested downtown on Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)