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Independent candidate for Senate Dr. Al Gross at a campaign event at Marine Park in downtown Juneau on Sept. 19, 2020. A letter from state GOP lawmakers raised allegations against one of Gross' staffers, setting off denials and accusations of hypocrisy between political parties. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Denials and accusations follow from state Republicans’ letter

‘Couldn’t be more baseless,’ says campaign spokeswoman.

Independent candidate for Senate Dr. Al Gross at a campaign event at Marine Park in downtown Juneau on Sept. 19, 2020. A letter from state GOP lawmakers raised allegations against one of Gross' staffers, setting off denials and accusations of hypocrisy between political parties. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium staff in Wrangell pose with an imaging machine used for mammograms. In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEARHC is offering free screenings to women in Sitka and Wrangell. (Courtesy photo / SEARHC)
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium staff in Wrangell pose with an imaging machine used for mammograms. In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEARHC is offering free screenings to women in Sitka and Wrangell. (Courtesy photo / SEARHC)
Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. By 8:30 a.m., 28 voters had dropped off ballots, election officials said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. By 8:30 a.m., 28 voters had dropped off ballots, election officials said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Weekly staff testing and vigilance about infection control have kept cases out of the home according to JPH Administrator Gina Del Rosario. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Pioneer Home administrator: No cases in Juneau

Update comes in light of coronavirus cases in Fairbanks home.

This photo shows the Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Weekly staff testing and vigilance about infection control have kept cases out of the home according to JPH Administrator Gina Del Rosario. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A sign in the window of a business on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on April 14, 2020. State officials say additional employments payments will be sent out soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
A sign in the window of a business on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on April 14, 2020. State officials say additional employments payments will be sent out soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Chief died of a .22 calibur gunshot wound on Sept. 28 near Lupine Lane in the Mendenhall Valley. Chief's owner, Tamara Roberts, is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the perpetrator. (Courtesy photo / Tamara Roberts)

Owner offers reward for info about shot cat

Animal cruelty became a felony in 2019.

Chief died of a .22 calibur gunshot wound on Sept. 28 near Lupine Lane in the Mendenhall Valley. Chief's owner, Tamara Roberts, is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the perpetrator. (Courtesy photo / Tamara Roberts)
The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Glory Hall staff want construction to begin as soon as possible as the weather gets colder. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Glory Hall staff want construction to begin as soon as possible as the weather gets colder. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Next phase of business grants gets boost

More flexibility in next phases.

Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Elizabeth Peratovich Hall on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Peterson was elected to his third term as President during the 85th Tribal Assembly held virtually this year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Elizabeth Peratovich Hall on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Peterson was elected to his third term as President during the 85th Tribal Assembly held virtually this year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in Juneau on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The corporation’s CEO Angela Rodell spoke to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday saying the fund had remained strong during the pandemic in large part due to prudent management and past investments in the fund itself. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Permanent fund CEO stresses long-term focus

Maximize returns, minimize risk.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in Juneau on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The corporation’s CEO Angela Rodell spoke to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday saying the fund had remained strong during the pandemic in large part due to prudent management and past investments in the fund itself. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Incumbent has deep pockets in Juneau House race
Incumbent has deep pockets in Juneau House race
85th Tribal Assembly to be all business

85th Tribal Assembly to be all business

Abbreviated Tribal Assembly set for Thursday.

85th Tribal Assembly to be all business
City subsidy rallies child care enrollment
City subsidy rallies child care enrollment
Rule recommendation met with both praise and distrust
Rule recommendation met with both praise and distrust
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Industry pros say don’t expect a normal tourism season next year —or 2022

Visitor industry is ready to reopen, but recovery could take years.

A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Prince of Wales Island was named as a potential site for mining during an industry panel held as part of the annual Southeast Conference meeting. Industry leaders said they believe increased mining would be good for Southeast Alaska’s economy and for the U.S. as a whole. (Courtesy Photo / Kieran MacAuliffe, Pixabay )

Is mining a solution for Southeast?

‘Alasakan-centric solution.’

Prince of Wales Island was named as a potential site for mining during an industry panel held as part of the annual Southeast Conference meeting. Industry leaders said they believe increased mining would be good for Southeast Alaska’s economy and for the U.S. as a whole. (Courtesy Photo / Kieran MacAuliffe, Pixabay )
Congressional delegation: Resource development can be lifeline for Southeast
Congressional delegation: Resource development can be lifeline for Southeast
Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates

Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates

Senator says president has authority to nominate, Senate will take on confirmation responsibilities.

Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates