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Prop 3 smacked down

Unofficial results show Election Day winners and losers.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

After 135 years away, it came back to Southeast Alaska.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Evan Fabrello, 17, stands on a staircase he built this summer on the Favorite Channel Beach Access Trail on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: This Juneau high schooler just made your beach access easier

Check out this senior’s Eagle Scout project.

Evan Fabrello, 17, stands on a staircase he built this summer on the Favorite Channel Beach Access Trail on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Hiker stranded on ledge for 26 hours shares his story

He walked away with just a few scratches.

Construction worker injured near docks downtown

Someone reportedly drove through a barrier, authorities say.

Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

TSA agent in Juneau saves family trip to hospital

One grape couldn’t ruin the whole vacation.

William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the positive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the postive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Home Sweet Home: Once-controversial housing program seems like a success

Small rooms make big difference in the lives of Juneau’s homeless.

William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the positive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the postive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Glory Hall move is one big step closer to happening

Next step, money for a new facility.

This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Double murder trial shines light on Juneau drug scene

The investigation turned up many interesting witnesses.

Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Riding the ferry will cost you more — you just may not know it

Customers won’t know they’re experiencing higher rates with new system.

Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. hosts international summit in Juneau

Representatives from over 30 countries will be here.

Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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