Longshoremen tie up the Norwegian Joy to the northern berth of the Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Another Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Norwegian Jewel, will be the last ship of the season visiting from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Two ships are scheduled for Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Longshoremen tie up the Norwegian Joy to the northern berth of the Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Another Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Norwegian Jewel, will be the last ship of the season visiting from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Two ships are scheduled for Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

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Public hearings scheduled for proposed changes to Kensington gold mine

Public comments will be accepted through Nov. 7.

Prosecuting Attorney John Darnall, from the Office of Special Prosecutions, right, shows pictures of recovered bullets and their casings to Juneau Police Department Sgt. Matt DuBois during the double murder trial of Laron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Graham is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Prosecuting Attorney John Darnall, from the Office of Special Prosecutions, right, shows pictures of recovered bullets and their casings to Juneau Police Department Sgt. Matt DuBois during the double murder trial of Laron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Graham is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the “Sharing Our Knowledge” conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Spear throws in action

A quick snap is all it takes.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the “Sharing Our Knowledge” conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Language, culture take center stage at conference opening

Academics, artists and indigenous people from throughout the state and Canada converged Thursday morning in Juneau.

A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grant nets Juneau airport over $25M for maintenance, repairs

The money will be used to repair aging taxiways.

A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Breaking: Gov wants third special session once Senate seat is filled

The session would be to allocate the remainder of the PFD.

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

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Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

After 135 years away, it came back to Southeast Alaska.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Officer Ronald Shriver answers questions on the witness stand from defense attorney Natasha Norris in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, during Graham’s trial. Graham is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Shriver was a Department of Corrections officer working at Lemon Creek Correctional Center when Graham was housed there in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Officer Ronald Shriver answers questions on the witness stand from defense attorney Natasha Norris in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, during Graham’s trial. Graham is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Shriver was a Department of Corrections officer working at Lemon Creek Correctional Center when Graham was housed there in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)