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Tikkun olam: Finding the light in darkness

Tikkun olam: Finding the light in darkness

Light can mean brightness and illumination.

Tikkun olam: Finding the light in darkness
Let’s continue kindness in 2019
Let’s continue kindness in 2019
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: The hollow satisfaction of undoing government

Opinion: The hollow satisfaction of undoing government

Going back to the problems we had before one side thinks they solved them isn’t “doing things differently.”

Opinion: The hollow satisfaction of undoing government
Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaskans following big quake

Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaskans following big quake

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning.

Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaskans following big quake
Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer makes a pass up the ice while Tyler Weldon gets in position against Houston on Friday. JDHS won 7-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears topple Hawks

JDHS remained undefeated in conference play.

Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer makes a pass up the ice while Tyler Weldon gets in position against Houston on Friday. JDHS won 7-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Search for the next Juneau District 1 Assembly member begins
Search for the next Juneau District 1 Assembly member begins
Elvis, not elves: Holiday concert includes impersonator, Zahasky sisters
Elvis, not elves: Holiday concert includes impersonator, Zahasky sisters
Black Friday shoppers wait in line to check out at the Nebraska Furniture Mart store in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (Nati Harnik | Associated Press)

Shopping spree self-control

What Black Friday weekend really looked like.

Black Friday shoppers wait in line to check out at the Nebraska Furniture Mart store in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (Nati Harnik | Associated Press)
Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)
Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Inmates continue legal battle against state

Convicted murderers say prison officials framed them in escape attempt.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith skates up the ice against Houston during the Big Lake Lions Christmas Classic Tournament last December in the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Houston plays JDHS this Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)

JDHS takes on longtime foe Houston

Lane Styers will be reliving a portion of his hockey career this weekend. Styers, 23, is the head coach of the Houston High School hockey… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith skates up the ice against Houston during the Big Lake Lions Christmas Classic Tournament last December in the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Houston plays JDHS this Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)
Movie screening to show gardens, raise funds for arboretum

Movie screening to show gardens, raise funds for arboretum

Movie screening to show gardens, raise funds for arboretum It will be a well-seasoned event. “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf” will be screened… Continue reading

Movie screening to show gardens, raise funds for arboretum
In this Nov. 6 photo, an ebullient Mike Dunleavy enters a campaign party as polls close on Election Day in Anchorage. (Michael Dinneen | Associated Press File)

Opinion: Alaska elections — anomalies and similarities

For Alaskans, bucking this national trend should have very positive consequences.

In this Nov. 6 photo, an ebullient Mike Dunleavy enters a campaign party as polls close on Election Day in Anchorage. (Michael Dinneen | Associated Press File)
The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The fight against trail erosion

This is Rain Country.

The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)                                 Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)                                 Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Marijuana. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska credit union to serve marijuana businesses

CEO says safety concerns were a significant factor, and would keep large amounts of cash off the streets.

Marijuana. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska Legislature

Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska Legislature

It’s a sign that every vote does count.

Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska Legislature