Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

First two Alaskans in Coast Guard commissioning program return home

Juneau men first to graduate from Coast Guard program from Alaska.

Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Juneau Time Capsule

25 years down, 75 to go.

Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau delegation host Town Hall downtown

Reps. Hannan and Story and Sen. Kiehl talk budget with Juneauites

Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Dunleavy signs capital budget into law, vetoes funds

Sweep is reversed and capital budget is passed but $34 million is vetoed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Empire Live: Governor signs SB 2002

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is signing SB 2002 which contains funds for the capital budget.

Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

From Alaska to Africa: Northern wheatears now on remarkable journey

Birds that spent their summer next to muskoxen are now leaving Alaska to spend winter with zebras.

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Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

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Sea lettuce: The treat beneath your feet

You can eat it raw or chop it up for soups, salads, spring rolls or ramen.

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Watch: Forest Service renovates Auke Nu Trail

Crew takes on the worst part of the trail.

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Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Photos: National Night Out in Juneau 2019

Your neighborhood block party.

The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Sandy Fortier is Juneau Jazz & Classics’ new executive director. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
Sandy Fortier is Juneau Jazz & Classics’ new executive director. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)