In this Monday Sept. 14, 2020 photo, From back left, Coast Guard Academy Cadets Henry Smith, Branyelle Carillo, Mia Haskovec, Jordan Park, and Tyler Huynh, pose for a photograph at the Seamanship Sailing Center at the United State Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. A group of Coast Guard cadets spent part of their summer filling in on a critical national security mission after a case of COVID-19 sidelined crew members on a cutter being sent to patrol the US-Russia border. (AP Photo / Jessica Hill)

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

The cadets became qualified to handle the ship’s lines, become lookouts and perform safety duties.

  • Sep 17, 2020
In this Monday Sept. 14, 2020 photo, From back left, Coast Guard Academy Cadets Henry Smith, Branyelle Carillo, Mia Haskovec, Jordan Park, and Tyler Huynh, pose for a photograph at the Seamanship Sailing Center at the United State Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. A group of Coast Guard cadets spent part of their summer filling in on a critical national security mission after a case of COVID-19 sidelined crew members on a cutter being sent to patrol the US-Russia border. (AP Photo / Jessica Hill)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier pulls into port Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Juneau for rest and replenishment of stores.

NOAA survey vessel takes break from updating charts in Juneau

It will not be open to public tours due to pandemic concerns, unfortunately.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier pulls into port Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Juneau for rest and replenishment of stores.

Police calls for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

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WATCH: 2020 virtual candidate forum

See candidates for school board and Assembly answer questions.

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The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

JPD investigates rash of thefts near harbors

A reward is offered for information leading to progress on the case.

The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

While western states were suffered hazy skies, Alaska dealt with an air problem born a century ago.

Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew
                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew
                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.

Police calls for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

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People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Community spread of the coronavirus hits new high

City officials remind people to stay ‘COVID conscious’ during weekly update

A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Nutcracker is on the verge of defeat at the hands of the Mouse King in this December 2019 photo. This year would have been the 13th consecutive year Juneau Dance Theatre staged a full performance of the famous ballet, but it has been canceled because of the pandemic.(Courtesy Photo / Juneau Dance Theatre)
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The Nutcracker is on the verge of defeat at the hands of the Mouse King in this December 2019 photo. This year would have been the 13th consecutive year Juneau Dance Theatre staged a full performance of the famous ballet, but it has been canceled because of the pandemic.(Courtesy Photo / Juneau Dance Theatre)
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State department warns of social media pyramid scheme

It’s likely operating in multiple communities.

Police calls for Monday, Sept. 15, 2020

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WATCH: City talks warming shelter purchase, CARES act spending and more

It’s a loaded Committee of the Whole agenda.

Melting permafrost reveals a surprise 22,000 years in the making

It was found by reindeer herders in the Russian Arctic.

  • Sep 14, 2020