It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Thursday, June 10, 2021

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It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
University officials are hoping that increased collaboration between the University of Alaska’s three schools of education will result in more Alaskans becoming teachers. The Univerity of Alaska Southeast, seen here in this October 2020 file photo, offers teacher training and retention programs. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Help wanted: Alaskans to teach Alaska’s students

New consortium and marketing campaign aims to retain and recruit teachers

University officials are hoping that increased collaboration between the University of Alaska’s three schools of education will result in more Alaskans becoming teachers. The Univerity of Alaska Southeast, seen here in this October 2020 file photo, offers teacher training and retention programs. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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Police calls for Wednesday, June 9 2021

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From left to right, Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; Martin Stepetin Sr. and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a signing ceremony for a bill protecting a cemetery in Funter Bay at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

‘We don’t want anyone to forget what happened here’

Bill protecting Unangax̂ cemetery signed in Juneau.

From left to right, Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; Martin Stepetin Sr. and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a signing ceremony for a bill protecting a cemetery in Funter Bay at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
At Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members agreed to take a closer look at the city’s arrangement with Travel Juneau, the private marketing organization for the Juneau area. This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
At Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members agreed to take a closer look at the city’s arrangement with Travel Juneau, the private marketing organization for the Juneau area. This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
In this photo taken Wednesday, May 30, 2018, a sail boat maneuvers near a large cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska. On Monday night, members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Committee of the Whole considered whether to authorize city manager Rorie Watt to enter into port agreements that allow unvaccinated minors to visit Juneau with their families as long as certain conditions are met. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, file)

City to consider allowing unvaccinated kids onboard Juneau-bound cruise ships

The assembly is set to make a final decision later this month.

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 30, 2018, a sail boat maneuvers near a large cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska. On Monday night, members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Committee of the Whole considered whether to authorize city manager Rorie Watt to enter into port agreements that allow unvaccinated minors to visit Juneau with their families as long as certain conditions are met. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, file)
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On the Trails: Diving into seaside flowers

There is an unsung gallery of flowers on beaches and intertidal meadows.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from the Permanent Fund. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Dunleavy urges lawmakers to act on PFD plan

Governor urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to put a new PFD formula in the state constitution.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from the Permanent Fund. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)
Encounters with bears like this one near the Shrine of St. Therese are on track for a normal year right now, but the berry and salmon seasons are too early to call right now, say biologists. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Bear encounters running par for course so far in 2021

It’s too early to call the berry or salmon seasons, which play a large part.

Encounters with bears like this one near the Shrine of St. Therese are on track for a normal year right now, but the berry and salmon seasons are too early to call right now, say biologists. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

COVID at a glance for Monday, June 7

The most recent state and local figures.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
This image shows Page A1 of the Sunday, June 6, 2021, edition of the Juneau Empire. The paper was not printed as usual due to printing challenges.

Update: Sunday edition to be delivered with Tuesday’s paper

This notice has been updated to reflect a later delivery date. The Sunday, June 6, 2021, edition of the Juneau Empire was not printed at… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2021
This image shows Page A1 of the Sunday, June 6, 2021, edition of the Juneau Empire. The paper was not printed as usual due to printing challenges.
Without a budget to vote on, many lawmakers were absent from the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, as negotiations continue in committee. But even the conference committee isn’t scheduled until later in the week as deep divisions among lawmakers remain. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Without a budget to vote on, many lawmakers were absent from the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, as negotiations continue in committee. But even the conference committee isn’t scheduled until later in the week as deep divisions among lawmakers remain. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
David Timothy dons a state championship ring he won as a student manager with the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa. at Kalé basketball team and a recently acquired coach name tag. Timothy, who has Down syndrome, was recently named an assistant basketball coach at JDHS after he passed a coaching certification exam administered by the National Federation of High Schools. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Coaching from the heart

He’s been a manager, adviser and assistant. Now, he has a new role.

David Timothy dons a state championship ring he won as a student manager with the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa. at Kalé basketball team and a recently acquired coach name tag. Timothy, who has Down syndrome, was recently named an assistant basketball coach at JDHS after he passed a coaching certification exam administered by the National Federation of High Schools. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Front row: Steve Ball, Coeur Alaska Technical Services Manager; Mark Kiessling, Coeur Alaska General Manager; Joy Lyon, Executive Direct AEYC-SEA and United Way Board. Back row: Rochelle Lindley, Coeur Alaska Community & Government Affairs Manager; Warren Russell, Past Chair United Way Board; William Paneak, Elgee Rehfeld and United Way Board; Emil Mackey, Country Financial and United Way Board.
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Front row: Steve Ball, Coeur Alaska Technical Services Manager; Mark Kiessling, Coeur Alaska General Manager; Joy Lyon, Executive Direct AEYC-SEA and United Way Board. Back row: Rochelle Lindley, Coeur Alaska Community & Government Affairs Manager; Warren Russell, Past Chair United Way Board; William Paneak, Elgee Rehfeld and United Way Board; Emil Mackey, Country Financial and United Way Board.
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Vendors and shoppers met under misty skies on Saturday, June 5, at the Fresh Air Market, sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The event marked one of the first community events of the summer season after COVID-19 forced the cancelation of many events in 2020. Vendor Kelsey Hoke Martin said that about 20 people had stopped by her booth in the first half-hour of business. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

Community events begin to return

Outdoor market, community garage sale, herald return of summer events

Vendors and shoppers met under misty skies on Saturday, June 5, at the Fresh Air Market, sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The event marked one of the first community events of the summer season after COVID-19 forced the cancelation of many events in 2020. Vendor Kelsey Hoke Martin said that about 20 people had stopped by her booth in the first half-hour of business. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
The parking lots at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center were packed on Feb. 13, 2021, and plans to improve the facilities include expanding the parking lot. Those plans were criticized by residents for the impacts to the environment and a draft environmental impact statement is expected later this summer. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The parking lots at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center were packed on Feb. 13, 2021, and plans to improve the facilities include expanding the parking lot. Those plans were criticized by residents for the impacts to the environment and a draft environmental impact statement is expected later this summer. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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With a shortened cruise season rapidly approaching, companies are working to get ready and staff seasonal positions.

Shaping up, shipping in: Tour companies eagerly readying for shortened season

Even if it’s a short season, it’ll set them up for success in 2022, companies say.

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With a shortened cruise season rapidly approaching, companies are working to get ready and staff seasonal positions.
An Alaska Earthquake Center map of all the earthquakes that happened in the year 2020, including the epicenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that happened May 30, 2021. (Courtesy Image / Ned Rozell)
An Alaska Earthquake Center map of all the earthquakes that happened in the year 2020, including the epicenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that happened May 30, 2021. (Courtesy Image / Ned Rozell)