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)

JPD and other first responders party during National Night Out

Kids and adults got to meet first responders.

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)

Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

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Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Recall campaign makes progress

Campaign website claims 10K signatures gathered.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau police: Three recent deaths aren’t connected

Police say there’s no foul play in any of the cases.

Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New contract a ‘win-win’ for ferry workers

Both sides are pleased with contract.

The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Assembly, school board races still shaping up

There are more openings than candidates.

A pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

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U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Sen. Sullivan promotes legal program to help domestic violence victims

The POWER Act gives free legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski, Sullivan urge action on mine cleanup

Alaska’s senators host stakeholder meeting in Juneau on transboundary mining.

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska seeks review of options for psychiatric facility

State health department officials want to take another look at options for running Alaska’s state-owned psychiatric facility, including privatization. The request for proposals was released… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

State troopers and Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate JPD shooting incident

A JPD officer shot a man twice during a domestic violence incident.

Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

Police responded to calls of a woman being strangled in a car outside of the Mendenhall Valley Safeway.

Construction work on land owned by Bicknell, Inc., at Honsinger Pond also known as the Field of Fireweed on Monday, July 22, 2019. Right now, work is focused on a 16-acre portion of a roughly 50-acre parcel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Development is underway at Field of Fireweed

After almost a decade of talk, it’s happening.

Construction work on land owned by Bicknell, Inc., at Honsinger Pond also known as the Field of Fireweed on Monday, July 22, 2019. Right now, work is focused on a 16-acre portion of a roughly 50-acre parcel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019

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Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)