Police calls for Friday, July 3, 2020

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Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter/EMT Jessica Skiba holds a COVID-19 test sample at the city’s drive-thru screening site at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center in the Mendenhall Valley on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter/EMT Jessica Skiba holds a COVID-19 test sample at the city’s drive-thru screening site at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center in the Mendenhall Valley on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This July 2019 photo provided by Peter Westley shows the carcass of a chum salmon along the shore of the Koyukuk River near Huslia, Alaska, July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded in the state. Global warming looks like it will be a far bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought, since a study led by Dr. Flemming Dahlke released on Thursday, July 2, 2020 shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are far more vulnerable to hotter water. (Peter Westley | University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water.

This July 2019 photo provided by Peter Westley shows the carcass of a chum salmon along the shore of the Koyukuk River near Huslia, Alaska, July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded in the state. Global warming looks like it will be a far bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought, since a study led by Dr. Flemming Dahlke released on Thursday, July 2, 2020 shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are far more vulnerable to hotter water. (Peter Westley | University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Pandemic shuts down one restaurant, opens another

‘Any kind of sandwich you can think of.’

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. A lack of visitors to the area this year may have emboldened bears to explore surrounding areas, local experts said, although it’s hard to know for sure.

Are more bears wandering in residential areas? It’s hard to say

Less tourists and early-summer hunger could be pushing them into areas usually more crowded.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. A lack of visitors to the area this year may have emboldened bears to explore surrounding areas, local experts said, although it’s hard to know for sure.

Police calls for Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Kelly Michael Stephens, shown in this 2007 photo, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo | Ben Crittenden)

Family files wrongful death suit against Juneau police, city

They want to view the audio and video from the encounter for their own investigation.

Kelly Michael Stephens, shown in this 2007 photo, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo | Ben Crittenden)
Rare documentation of when Jeff Lund remembered his headlamp. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

10,000 hours doesn’t always make for an expert

Malcolm Gladwell must’ve been talking about someone else.

Rare documentation of when Jeff Lund remembered his headlamp. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)
Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony. (Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope)

Weaver donates ‘Chilkat Protector Mask’

It will enter Sealaska Heritage Institute’s permanent collection.

Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony. (Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope)
Weaver Delores Churchill and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein smile outside the Gold Town Theater after a screening of “Tracing Roots,” Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Weaver Delores Churchill and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein smile outside the Gold Town Theater after a screening of “Tracing Roots,” Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Honeysuckle can be used to make syrup, but be careful, some stems can be poisonous. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
Honeysuckle can be used to make syrup, but be careful, some stems can be poisonous. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
The former Walmart building, shown in this July 1 photo, located in the Lemon Creek area is for sale at a price about $2.3 million below its assessed value. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Former Walmart building for sale at reduced price

The former Walmart Inc. store that has been vacant since 2016 is for sale at a significantly reduced price. The asking price for the building… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020
The former Walmart building, shown in this July 1 photo, located in the Lemon Creek area is for sale at a price about $2.3 million below its assessed value. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Wednesday, June 31, 2020

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Dunleavy urges diligence ahead of holiday weekend

You should wear a mask, but don’t have to.

An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)

Parents of man killed by JPD to sue department

The officer was cleared by the state, but not everyone finds that decision valid.

An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)
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