JPD: Man subdued after trying to grab officer’s sidearm during arrest

The suspect was charged with 17 separate offenses, including drug and firearm charges.

Bog plants and bird feeder begin to bustle

Right now, it’s busy outside.

Police calls for Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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                                Henry Williams runs from Douglas to the Mendenhall Valley on Memorial Day to honor dead service members, including his relative, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leslie Dominic Williams, who died in Afghanistan in 2011.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                Henry Williams runs from Douglas to the Mendenhall Valley on Memorial Day to honor dead service members, including his relative, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leslie Dominic Williams, who died in Afghanistan in 2011.
Residents line the Sterling Highway, in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble mine on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen | Peninsula Clarion File)

Pebble Mine opponents say new federal change favors project

Oppositions groups are angry about a preferred route for metals leaving the proposed mine.

Residents line the Sterling Highway, in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble mine on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen | Peninsula Clarion File)
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                                The senior class of 2020 graduates with much less pomp and circumstance as the coronavirus keeps gatherings truncated and social interaction at arms length, May 22, 2020.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                The senior class of 2020 graduates with much less pomp and circumstance as the coronavirus keeps gatherings truncated and social interaction at arms length, May 22, 2020.

Police calls for Sunday, May 24, 2020

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  • May 24, 2020
<strong></strong>An orca peers above the water near Point Retreat in Southern Lynn Canal. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)
<strong></strong>An orca peers above the water near Point Retreat in Southern Lynn Canal. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)
A sign on the door of the state labor department office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2020, shows the office is closed to the public through the end of May. A report released by the department Friday showed the number of jobs in Alaska in April was down sharply compared to April 2019 amid coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Alaska’s April job numbers are down sharply

Alaska had 42,200 fewer jobs in April than a year earlier.

  • May 23, 2020
A sign on the door of the state labor department office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2020, shows the office is closed to the public through the end of May. A report released by the department Friday showed the number of jobs in Alaska in April was down sharply compared to April 2019 amid coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)
A brown bear chomps on a sockeye salmon on the Alaska Peninsula. (Courtesy Photo | Drew Hamilton)
A brown bear chomps on a sockeye salmon on the Alaska Peninsula. (Courtesy Photo | Drew Hamilton)
A black bear feeds on dandelions near Peterson Creek in this August 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Be mindful of inquisitive ursine neighbors as weather warms

Bears are trash scavengers, particularly in lean years

A black bear feeds on dandelions near Peterson Creek in this August 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Salaries and benefits for police and firefighters will be one of the immediate uses for federal coronavirus relief money, said city officials. However, there is lingering uncertainty over how else that money will, or even can be, spent. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Salaries and benefits for police and firefighters will be one of the immediate uses for federal coronavirus relief money, said city officials. However, there is lingering uncertainty over how else that money will, or even can be, spent. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

A rugged Alaskan’s COVID-19 story

A marathon plan went very off course.

Person taken to hospital after paraglider stranded on Mount Roberts

The glider will remain visible on the side of the mountain for a few days.

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