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Jim Cockrell, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, speaks in Wasilla at a May 3, 2022, news conference. Cockrell has ordered an investigation after troopers mistakenly took a school principal into custody for a mental health exam. (Photo by Yereth Rosen / Alaska Beacon)

Troopers, misled by false court order, detained principal for mental health check

State troopers mistakenly took Alaska’s 2022 Principal of the Year into custody…

Jim Cockrell, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, speaks in Wasilla at a May 3, 2022, news conference. Cockrell has ordered an investigation after troopers mistakenly took a school principal into custody for a mental health exam. (Photo by Yereth Rosen / Alaska Beacon)
Alexander B. Dolitsky

Opinion: Neo-Marxism is a threat to the country

In the early 1980s, I attended graduate school at Brown University. Then, only two Soviet-born and raised students were at Brown. I was from Kiev… Continue reading

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Opinion: Humanism and the billionaire class

Compromise is the right thing to do and they should do it.

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A deer eats alder leaves (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)

On the Trails: Nitrogen — an essential element

It’s involved with almost all aspects of life.

A deer eats alder leaves (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

The problem with ‘Always Fighting’

What about “Always Thinking” or “Always Working” or just “Always Building Coalitions for Alaska.”

(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Tuesday, Jan. 24

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)

U.S. proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in.

A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)
(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: SEACC donation page should reflect legal spending

When you click on the “donate” tab on the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s website, you are met with the following message: “Thank you for your… Continue reading

(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A million visitors isn’t enough. Here’s why

I’ve been thinking about Pat White’s recent My Turn, Is anyone else concerned about the upcoming cruise season? Pat asks, “Isn’t a million (visitors) enough”?… Continue reading

(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)
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Thank You for the week of Jan. 22, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

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Recognitions for the week of Jan. 22, 2023

Juneau students earn academic honors

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A sign for a store that accepts food stamps and exchange benefits transfer cards is seen in this 2019 photo. Ten Alaskans are suing the state over its failure to provide food stamps within the time frames required by federal law. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images via Alaska Beacon)

Lawsuit says Alaska Department of Health exposed thousands to hunger risk by not giving food aid

Complaint filed Friday alleges some families have waited four months for nutrition assistance.

A sign for a store that accepts food stamps and exchange benefits transfer cards is seen in this 2019 photo. Ten Alaskans are suing the state over its failure to provide food stamps within the time frames required by federal law. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images via Alaska Beacon)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Saturday, Jan. 21

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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The challenged truths of three elected representatives

Last Friday, the state Supreme Court affirmed that state Rep. Jennifer Armstrong, D-Anchorage, did not violate the Alaska Constitution three-year residency requirement to run for… Continue reading

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Tea Burn Review – What are Customers Saying? 2023 Update

Weight gain is a big problem. There are many reasons why people gain weight, but the main cause is that they eat more than they… Continue reading

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Dan Joling of Anchorage captured these images of the full moon over Alaska’s largest city on Jan. 6, 2023.

Alaska Science Forum: Magnetic declination and finding the moon

Dan Joling of Anchorage was set to photograph the full moon rising over the Port of Anchorage on Jan. 6, 2023. His research told him… Continue reading

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Dan Joling of Anchorage captured these images of the full moon over Alaska’s largest city on Jan. 6, 2023.
Geoff Kirsch

Slack Tide: Shipping and mishandling or stereotypical mail

I’ve come to embrace the chaos…

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Tari Stage-Harvey (Courtesy photo)

Living & Growing: Taking a moment for parents and caregivers

Wow. You are making it through a pandemic, child care crisis and the Ironman of viruses.

Tari Stage-Harvey (Courtesy photo)
Norwegian Cruise Lines announced in late August that it would donate a 2.9 acre plot of land owned by the cruise line since 2019 on Juneau’s waterfront to Huna Totem Corporation to develop a project dubbed Aak’w Landing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Assembly’s dock proposal raises questions of conflict

At a Dec. 19 Committee of the Whole work session, City Manager Rorie Watt requested the CBJ Assembly approve an appropriation for $200,000 (subsequently raised… Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Lines announced in late August that it would donate a 2.9 acre plot of land owned by the cruise line since 2019 on Juneau’s waterfront to Huna Totem Corporation to develop a project dubbed Aak’w Landing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
From left, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby testify before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2021 in Washington. Kirby said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, that other airlines won’t be able to handle all the flights they plan to operate this year, leading to more disruptions for travelers. (Tom Brenner/The Washington Post)

United Airlines CEO warns travelers more disruptions ahead

United, Alaska, Spirit and Frontier had double-digit percentages of cancellations in late December.

From left, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby testify before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2021 in Washington. Kirby said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, that other airlines won’t be able to handle all the flights they plan to operate this year, leading to more disruptions for travelers. (Tom Brenner/The Washington Post)