The Glory Hall, one of Juneau’s main shelters for people experiencing homelessness, is enforcing drastic policy changes to combat the spread of coronavirus among its guests, March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

City, nonprofits look to protect homeless citizens from coronavirus

Living in tightly packed shelters, with less access to medicine and protection, Juneau residents experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable members of the… Continue reading

The Glory Hall, one of Juneau’s main shelters for people experiencing homelessness, is enforcing drastic policy changes to combat the spread of coronavirus among its guests, March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

85th Annual Tribal Assembly postponed

A new date has not been identified.

Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to the Downtown Rotary Club during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel in 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to the Downtown Rotary Club during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel in 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Volunteer Michael Starr restocks shelves at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive in October 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Food banks adapt to coronavirus

Closed offices and schools will only drive need.

Volunteer Michael Starr restocks shelves at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive in October 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)

Westerdam is no longer coming to Juneau

Meeting includes COVID-19 focus.

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)
Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas High School’s latest play is a murder-driven farce

Clue-neau-Douglas High School theater’s play mixes mystery and comedy.

Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This willow ptarmigan is just resting, in between snacks of buds. (Courtesy Photo | Bob Armstrong)

Finding fun and feathered friends in February

The prize observation came from Eaglecrest.

This willow ptarmigan is just resting, in between snacks of buds. (Courtesy Photo | Bob Armstrong)

Cruise ships stranded after countries adopt virus measures

New measures have left cruise ships stranded in the Caribbean, South America and Europe.

  • Mar 17, 2020
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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

Alaska has 2 new COVID-19 cases

“We are expecting more cases.”

  • Mar 16, 2020
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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

State basketball tournament canceled

Their season was abruptly truncated by coronavirus measures.

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

Chrysler puts on the brakes.

  • Mar 16, 2020

Police calls for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Native American judge blazes trail in federal courts

There are 870 federal judges in the United States. Two are Native American.

  • Mar 15, 2020
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