photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.

Come to help, stay for the community: Meet Juneau’s AmeriCorps volunteers

Seeing the country and lending a hand isn’t a bad way to spend a year.

photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.
Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Theater Review: Despite Disney-fied qualities, ‘Silent Sky’ has charm

The Disney-fied qualities that got under my skin should make it an absolute home run with youth.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Police calls for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New report recommends corporations, port authorities run Alaska’s ferry system

The governor and lawmakers have been waiting for this report.

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Egan-Yandukin intersection’s future is in the works

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.

Empire Live: CBJ committee hears about Egan intersection project

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.

A winter walk in Gustavus

The day began in quiet leisure.

After criticism, Goldbelt Inc. reduces pay raise for board members

Under new leadership, board of directors lowers compensation for its members.

Police calls for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

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Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.

Police calls for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

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Empire Live: Clean-up for River Road junkyard

Live updates from the meeting.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Knight waits for their fifteen minute swim to be up during cold water survival training at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Jan. 13, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Fun way to start a Monday? Coast Guardsmen go for a swim

The Coast Guard’s idea of a polar plunge is a little more involved.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Knight waits for their fifteen minute swim to be up during cold water survival training at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Jan. 13, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau, like the rest of the state has seen a declining population in recent years, according to a report from the Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Population continues to decline in Southeast and state

Decline percentages were nearly identical.

Juneau, like the rest of the state has seen a declining population in recent years, according to a report from the Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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