In this stock photo, a person’s blood is collected during blood donation. Next week, residents of Gustavus will have blood samples taken for a study that will determine what quantities of so-called “forever chemicals” are in their blood and how that may correlate to the chemicals present in drinking water. (Unsplash | LuAnn Hunt)

Gustavus residents test blood for PFAS

PFAS is in their water, what has it done to their blood?

In this stock photo, a person’s blood is collected during blood donation. Next week, residents of Gustavus will have blood samples taken for a study that will determine what quantities of so-called “forever chemicals” are in their blood and how that may correlate to the chemicals present in drinking water. (Unsplash | LuAnn Hunt)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Red Cross enhances disaster readiness with local training

When bad stuff goes down, the Red Cross aims to be ready.

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Visiting photographer and ‘Alaska Positive’ juror tells his Bob Dylan story

Acclaimed photographer David Michael Kennedy speaks about meeting and photographing Bob Dylan. Kennedy was at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He… Continue reading

David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Former state senator shares story of bolo tie he received from Walter Soboleff

A story to celebrate the life of Dr. Walter Soboleff.

Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Listen to Holy Trinity’s new organ

Old church gets new organ.

Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friends and family remember Walter Soboleff on his day

“It’s not what he did. It’s what he was.”

Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Four new Juneau entrepreneurs share struggles, motivations

This is what it takes to open a business in Juneau.

Dirty glaciers all over the world

Chalk it up to rocks.

In this file photo, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska ferry system study looks at aging fleet, fewer riders

An aging fleet and decreased ridership.

In this file photo, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

FBI report: Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation

Here’s what the new FBI report says.

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