Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces

Yep. You read that right.

  • Sep 27, 2020

 

Police calls for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

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Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

The more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets let us down.

  • Sep 27, 2020

 

Deputy City Clerk Di Cathcart collects ballots from the ballot drop box at Don D. Statter Harbor the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19. Drop boxes located in Auke Bay and at the Douglas Public Library and Fire Hall are one of a few ways to vote in this year’s by-mail municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Deputy City Clerk Di Cathcart collects ballots from the ballot drop box at Don D. Statter Harbor the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19. Drop boxes located in Auke Bay and at the Douglas Public Library and Fire Hall are one of a few ways to vote in this year’s by-mail municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska in autumn 2020.

Trump public lands boss removed for serving unlawfully

He served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed by the Senate, judge determined.

  • Sep 26, 2020
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                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.

Iditarod preps for any scenario as 2021 race plans proceed

The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021.

  • Sep 26, 2020
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                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.

State reports 6 new coronavirus deaths

State’s deadliest day comes amid unusual reporting.

Judges: Native corporations ineligible for aid funds

Decision came Friday.

  • Sep 25, 2020
This photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Judge: Census must continue for another month

He says shortened schedule ordered by Trump administration likely to produce inaccurate results.

  • Sep 25, 2020
This photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Property taxes are due soon

City reminds there are several ways to pay.

  • Sep 25, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Message from a lonely Alaska island

A message in a core.

Alaska readies for flu season as COVID pandemic continues

Get your flu vaccines and save lives, Alaska’s chief medical officer says.

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

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                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.
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                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.

City reports new cases, state announces 46th death

City and Borough of Juneau reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. How the people contracted COVID-19 is still under investigation, the city said in… Continue reading

The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Groups decry Roadless Rule rollback for the Tongass

Feds propose exempting the Tongass from a ban on timber harvests and road building.

  • Sep 24, 2020
The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Industry pros say don’t expect a normal tourism season next year —or 2022

Visitor industry is ready to reopen, but recovery could take years.

A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Tia Shoemaker, hunting guide and bush pilot on the Alaska Peninsula, stands next to her family’s plane.(Courtesy Photo / Tia Shoemaker)

Pride of Bristol Bay: A conversation with a hunter and conservationist

She is fighting to ensure future generations will experience the wilderness of Bristol Bay.

Tia Shoemaker, hunting guide and bush pilot on the Alaska Peninsula, stands next to her family’s plane.(Courtesy Photo / Tia Shoemaker)