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A second Alaska Department of Corrections inmate has died from complications related to the coronavirus at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, shown above, as of Nov. 30, 2020. GCCC is currently experiencing a major coronavirus outbreak, with more than 200 confirmed cases amongst the inmates. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Corrections)

State reports 2nd inmate death related to COVID-19

The first, also at Goose Creek Correctional Center, died in late November.

A second Alaska Department of Corrections inmate has died from complications related to the coronavirus at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, shown above, as of Nov. 30, 2020. GCCC is currently experiencing a major coronavirus outbreak, with more than 200 confirmed cases amongst the inmates. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Corrections)
Oil sheen bleeds from the beach at Herring Bay on Knight Island on Dec. 7, 1989. (Courtesy Photo / ARLIS Reference)
Oil sheen bleeds from the beach at Herring Bay on Knight Island on Dec. 7, 1989. (Courtesy Photo / ARLIS Reference)
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Students from the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé honor society are holding a clothing drive for patrons of the Glory Hall from the high school every Wednesday.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire 
Students from the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé honor society are holding a clothing drive for patrons of the Glory Hall from the high school every Wednesday.
Juneau is expected to receive between five and ten inches of rain between Monday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 2, possibly leading to avalanches, mudslides, and high water levels and flooding, like Gold Creek, shown here July 26, 2020 after heavy rains. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

City warns against mudslides, avalanches as heavy rains predicted

Juneau may get as much as 10 inches of rain by Wednesday evening.

Juneau is expected to receive between five and ten inches of rain between Monday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 2, possibly leading to avalanches, mudslides, and high water levels and flooding, like Gold Creek, shown here July 26, 2020 after heavy rains. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Health care workers help distribute flu vaccines to thousands of Juneau residents at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Local health authorities said the drive-thru clinic was a practice run for an eventual mass distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Health care workers help distribute flu vaccines to thousands of Juneau residents at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Local health authorities said the drive-thru clinic was a practice run for an eventual mass distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring the confidential disclosure to the city assessor’s office of the sales price of real estate transactions in the borough which went into effect Monday, Nov. 30. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Real estate disclosure law takes effect

Only for new sales.

This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring the confidential disclosure to the city assessor’s office of the sales price of real estate transactions in the borough which went into effect Monday, Nov. 30. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Four Alaska residents, including two children, were killed in a pair of shootings in the Mat-Su Valley early Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

4 dead in in Mat-Su Valley in 2 connected shootings

A suspect is in custody as of Monday morning.

Four Alaska residents, including two children, were killed in a pair of shootings in the Mat-Su Valley early Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger, center, is escorted to the House of Representatives by Sen. Peter Micciche, R- Soldotna, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, for the annual State of the Judiciary speech at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger, center, is escorted to the House of Representatives by Sen. Peter Micciche, R- Soldotna, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, for the annual State of the Judiciary speech at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Charles Fawcett Jr. looks at backpacks provided by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in the Marine Parking Garage on Saturday, Nov. 28. The parking garage was the site of Juneau Street Warming event meant to provide on-the-spot assistance to people experiencing homelessness. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Over 100 attend street warming event

Refreshments and cold weather gear given to people experiencing homelessnes

Charles Fawcett Jr. looks at backpacks provided by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in the Marine Parking Garage on Saturday, Nov. 28. The parking garage was the site of Juneau Street Warming event meant to provide on-the-spot assistance to people experiencing homelessness. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A bus landed on the roof of a house out the road after driving off the road on Nov. 26, 2020. The bus and house were empty, and the driver of the bus was uninjured. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Update: No one injured in bus wreck

The driver, the only human present, was uninjured.

A bus landed on the roof of a house out the road after driving off the road on Nov. 26, 2020. The bus and house were empty, and the driver of the bus was uninjured. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The U.S. Forest Service suggests areas off of Fish Creek Road leading to the Eaglecrest Ski Area, seen here on Friday, Nov. 27, as an area suitable for Christmas tree harvest. Households are allowed to harvest one tree a year, but there are certain guidelines to be followed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The U.S. Forest Service suggests areas off of Fish Creek Road leading to the Eaglecrest Ski Area, seen here on Friday, Nov. 27, as an area suitable for Christmas tree harvest. Households are allowed to harvest one tree a year, but there are certain guidelines to be followed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Saying nothing helps fraud against our democracy

Silence effectively helps the president and his lawyers.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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People mill outside the Glory Hall on South Franklin Street on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Glory Hall was one of four organizations in Juneau to jointly receive nearly $1 million in grant funding from the Alaska Housing Financial Corporation. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
People mill outside the Glory Hall on South Franklin Street on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Glory Hall was one of four organizations in Juneau to jointly receive nearly $1 million in grant funding from the Alaska Housing Financial Corporation. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Volunteer Linnell Bush helps Jeremy Schlosser load up the trunk of a vehicle with meals in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Nov. 26. Schlosser then distributed those meals to Fireweed Place, the St. Vincent de Paul Society shelter and Trillium Landing. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Volunteer Linnell Bush helps Jeremy Schlosser load up the trunk of a vehicle with meals in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Nov. 26. Schlosser then distributed those meals to Fireweed Place, the St. Vincent de Paul Society shelter and Trillium Landing. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Akasofu at his office in the building on the UAF campus named after him. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
Akasofu at his office in the building on the UAF campus named after him. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
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Living & Growing: Be thankful, the best is yet to come

It is possible to be thankful in all circumstances when we learn to take the long view of things

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Opinion: The problem with don’t tell me what to do

Doesn’t a state need a governor, like a ship needs a captain?

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Meals slated for children in Juneau over Thanksgiving weekend are arrayed on tables at Thunder Mountain High School on Nov. 25, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Luke Adams)

Font of plenty: JSD readies meals for Thanksgiving holiday

Nearly three tons of food got distributed for the long weekend.

Meals slated for children in Juneau over Thanksgiving weekend are arrayed on tables at Thunder Mountain High School on Nov. 25, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Luke Adams)
The cast and crew behind “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” smile on a Zoom call. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)
The cast and crew behind “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” smile on a Zoom call. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)