Ana Corcoran, left, receives a plaque from Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer naming her his choice for JPD’s Civilian of the Year, Sept. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Police Department)

JPD announces annual officer and civilian awards

The regular, formal ceremony was put paid to by pandemic.

Ana Corcoran, left, receives a plaque from Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer naming her his choice for JPD’s Civilian of the Year, Sept. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Police Department)
A black bear saunters across a busy street downtown in 2018. A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau’s garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. KTOO Public Media reports that a poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs mean more bears are looking for food among the city’s trash. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

More young bears, less food send them to Juneau’s garbage

A poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs contribute.

A black bear saunters across a busy street downtown in 2018. A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau’s garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. KTOO Public Media reports that a poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs mean more bears are looking for food among the city’s trash. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Holocaust awareness in Alaska is low, survey shows

Alaska ranked 41st in US for Holocaust awareness in new survey

Police calls for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

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Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick

Among the senators to watch are Republicans Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.

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Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
A group of people watch bears cross the road near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos for late summer 2020.

A group of people watch bears cross the road near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)
Spectators gathered at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park to watch C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson perform a flyby over Juneau on May 15, 2020. Monday, Sept. 21, the park will be the site of a Veterans for Peace-sponsored event commemorating International Day of Pease. Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Veterans for Peace sponsor International Day of Peace event

It will be held at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park.

Spectators gathered at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park to watch C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson perform a flyby over Juneau on May 15, 2020. Monday, Sept. 21, the park will be the site of a Veterans for Peace-sponsored event commemorating International Day of Pease. Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Jensen-Olson Arboretum’s long term manager, Merrill Jensen, is retiring after 13 years guiding and shaping the space. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Jensen-Olson Arboretum’s long term manager, Merrill Jensen, is retiring after 13 years guiding and shaping the space. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Sept. 21 after an incident entering Canada when border security officers seized the fourteen firearms pictured, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia at a crossing southeast of Vancouver. (Courtesy photo / Canada Border Services Agency)

Alaska man charged in Canada for smuggling firearms

There were fourteen firearms, many illegal in Canada, seized in a July incident.

An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Sept. 21 after an incident entering Canada when border security officers seized the fourteen firearms pictured, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia at a crossing southeast of Vancouver. (Courtesy photo / Canada Border Services Agency)
Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

State says additional unemployment payments are coming soon

People will receive the extra $300 payment for each week filed if eligible to receive $100 or more.

Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
The site of the Hotel Valdez, destroyed in the Great Alaska Earthquake of March 1964. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)

Earthquakes and insects on Alaska road trips

“It felt like the earth was a giant halibut, and I was the fishing pole.”

The site of the Hotel Valdez, destroyed in the Great Alaska Earthquake of March 1964. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File
                                This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus on June 1.

Date set for virtual Power and Privilege Symposium

This year’s Power and Privilege Symposium will be different from past iterations of the event, and it is set for 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10,… Continue reading

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File
                                This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus on June 1.

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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A sign seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 17 encourages residents to wear cloth face coverings while in public. A social gathering tied to a recent cluster of cases of COVID-19 is unlikely to lead to punishment, but city officials are hopeful it may encourage people to be more cautious. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A sign seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 17 encourages residents to wear cloth face coverings while in public. A social gathering tied to a recent cluster of cases of COVID-19 is unlikely to lead to punishment, but city officials are hopeful it may encourage people to be more cautious. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Firefighters spray the inside of a moving truck with water at the scene of a short vehicle fire on Sept. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters extinguish fire in box truck

Workers attempting to remove a lift gate open accidently started the fire.

Firefighters spray the inside of a moving truck with water at the scene of a short vehicle fire on Sept. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Nifty 50: Juneau resident puts in the miles for rescue nonprofit

If you’re running 50 miles, consider not letting other people choose your music.

Candidates for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly participate in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, KTOO and the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Screen capture / Juneau Empire)

Candidates share visions for Juneau in virtual forum

Similar goals, different approaches.

Candidates for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly participate in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, KTOO and the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Screen capture / Juneau Empire)