Michael S. Lockett

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.

Rainbow crosswalk shines on a year in

The publicly fundraised crosswalk marches on

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.
SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week

SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week

Many of the events are virtual, and all of them are inclusive.

SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week
The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

JPD officers wear special badges for 50th anniversary of Juneau’s unification

The badges are authorized for wear until the end of the year.

The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prison superintendent talks staying safe as pandemic continues

After a mid-spring outbreak, LCCC hasn’t had any confirmed cases.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus

Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus

The 47 crew were tested and all showed negative.

Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus
‘Stitch,’ a juvenile bald eagle, was rescued by Juneau Raptor Center with a chest wound on Aug. 13 and transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center. He’s currently recovering from surgery, and the ARC specialists are optimistic, said JRC general manager Kathy Benner. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)

Juneau Raptor Center dealing with rain of injured eagles

Eight raptor casualties in a matter of weeks is a worrisome spike.

‘Stitch,’ a juvenile bald eagle, was rescued by Juneau Raptor Center with a chest wound on Aug. 13 and transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center. He’s currently recovering from surgery, and the ARC specialists are optimistic, said JRC general manager Kathy Benner. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)
Courtesy photo / Shari Paul                                 Americorps members participate in a videoconference with program coordinator Shari Paul during their orientation.

Bumper crop of Americorps members join Juneau

The 13 members are focused heavily on early childhood education.

Courtesy photo / Shari Paul                                 Americorps members participate in a videoconference with program coordinator Shari Paul during their orientation.
This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

No tourists means loss and opportunities for museums

The Alaska State Museum usually gets more than 15,000 guests over summer. This year, it’s 500.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Rapid testing essential to future of industry, UnCruise CEO says

With the ability to quarantine guests before boarding, the industry could ensure clean boats.

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues injured boy hiking near Haines

It’s the Coast Guard’s 31st rescue since June.

Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard
JPD arrest man wanted in Kansas for child pornography charge

JPD arrest man wanted in Kansas for child pornography charge

He’s being held without bail, soon to be extradited.

JPD arrest man wanted in Kansas for child pornography charge
Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened

Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened

Attorneys say new evidence merits reexamination of previously cleared officer.

Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened
Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast

Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast

The Tribal Emergency Operations Center is looking out for nearly 35,000 tribal citizens.

Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast
Troopers close Sitka cold case

Troopers close Sitka cold case

Answers to a 24-year-old tragedy have been found.

Troopers close Sitka cold case
An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Sitka

Foul weather initially interfered with the rescue

An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)
UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Tuesday after a passenger returned a positive coronavirus test. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

UnCruise guests quarantined, undergoing tests

UnCruise is paying for quarantine lodging, meals, and testing.

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Tuesday after a passenger returned a positive coronavirus test. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A bear broke into a pizza delivery car Friday morning, chasing the sweet scent. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Pizza)

Bear breaks into car chasing scent of pizza

The interior was shredded, but it’s already getting fixed

A bear broke into a pizza delivery car Friday morning, chasing the sweet scent. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Pizza)
Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown

Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown

A crowd gathered to watch, and all on-duty officers were called in

Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown
CCFR, JPD investigating car set ablaze

CCFR, JPD investigating car set ablaze

It’s being investigated as an arson.

CCFR, JPD investigating car set ablaze