A 22-foot healing totem pole carved by master carver Wayne Price, who is Tlingit, is now being installed next to the fishing dock at Twin Lakes (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
A 22-foot healing totem pole carved by master carver Wayne Price, who is Tlingit, is now being installed next to the fishing dock at Twin Lakes (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 disposed of the flags that were collected over the past winter. The flags were disposed of in a ceremony and in accordance with regulations.  (Courtesy Photo / Jordin Michelle Sember)

American Legion holds flag ceremony

Over 100 unserviceable, torn or worn flags were disposed of.

American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 disposed of the flags that were collected over the past winter. The flags were disposed of in a ceremony and in accordance with regulations.  (Courtesy Photo / Jordin Michelle Sember)
From left to right: Willard Jackson, Dennis Jack and Bill Thomas, Alaska Native veterans from Southeast Alaska met with lawmakers at the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, April 29, to discuss their issues getting land allotments from the federal government. Jackson and Thomas are veterans of the Vietnam War who are eligbile for land allotments, but no lands are available in Southeast Alaska, and veterans are frustrated by the lack of action. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
From left to right: Willard Jackson, Dennis Jack and Bill Thomas, Alaska Native veterans from Southeast Alaska met with lawmakers at the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, April 29, to discuss their issues getting land allotments from the federal government. Jackson and Thomas are veterans of the Vietnam War who are eligbile for land allotments, but no lands are available in Southeast Alaska, and veterans are frustrated by the lack of action. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A phone screen displays a message warning that a suspicious email may be an attempt at stealing personal information. Cybercrime rose to new heights in 2021, according to FBI data, but there are some steps people can take to be safe, according to local law enforcement. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Cybercrime on rise nationwide as local departments address threat

A few good practices can neutralize most common scams and crimes.

A phone screen displays a message warning that a suspicious email may be an attempt at stealing personal information. Cybercrime rose to new heights in 2021, according to FBI data, but there are some steps people can take to be safe, according to local law enforcement. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The author’s dog Cora rides a canoe on the Yukon River. Two-thirds of all the flowing water in Alaska makes its way into the Yukon. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)

Alaska Science Forum: Alaska’s water crop is a natural resource

Alaska’s freshwater supply is so abundant the numbers are hard to comprehend.

The author’s dog Cora rides a canoe on the Yukon River. Two-thirds of all the flowing water in Alaska makes its way into the Yukon. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
There will be substantial disruptions to traffic on Tongass Boulevard for the next week as a reconstruction project takes place. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Tongass Boulevard traffic pattern shifted all week

Some intersections are closed and others limited as construction moves forward.

There will be substantial disruptions to traffic on Tongass Boulevard for the next week as a reconstruction project takes place. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Republican state Rep. David Eastman speaks on the floor of the Alaska House on Jan. 31, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska House Republicans have removed Rep. David Eastman from their caucus, Minority Leader Cathy Tilton said Friday, April 29, 2022, citing tensions with the Wasilla Republican that have built over time. (AP File Photo/Becky Bohrer)

House Republicans remove Eastman from caucus

The decision comes with less than three weeks left in the regular session.

Alaska Republican state Rep. David Eastman speaks on the floor of the Alaska House on Jan. 31, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska House Republicans have removed Rep. David Eastman from their caucus, Minority Leader Cathy Tilton said Friday, April 29, 2022, citing tensions with the Wasilla Republican that have built over time. (AP File Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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Project Homeless Connect was held Thursday at the Glory Hall. The last time the event was held was January 2020.

Social services organizations, people Connect again

Resource fair returns after a pandemic pause.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Project Homeless Connect was held Thursday at the Glory Hall. The last time the event was held was January 2020.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a new conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, April 27, 2022, to call on lawmakers to pass a "substantial" Permanent Fund Dividend. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a new conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, April 27, 2022, to call on lawmakers to pass a "substantial" Permanent Fund Dividend. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest General Manager Dave Scanlan explains how the COVID-19 pandemic and abnormally low employee salaries posed challenges during the past year and how the ski area’s budget request for next year can help resolve them during a meeting of the Juneau Assembly’s Finance Committee on Wednesday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Pandemic impact, staffing shortages shape budget requests

Ski area, hospital and airport factor into Finance Committee meeting.

Eaglecrest General Manager Dave Scanlan explains how the COVID-19 pandemic and abnormally low employee salaries posed challenges during the past year and how the ski area’s budget request for next year can help resolve them during a meeting of the Juneau Assembly’s Finance Committee on Wednesday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday, April 28, 2022, confirms what dog lovers know _ every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

By Christina Larson AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. Many of the popular… Continue reading

Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday, April 28, 2022, confirms what dog lovers know _ every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)
Members of an antidrug taskforce arrested two people on Tuesday suspected of drug trafficking, with one suspect later proving to be concealing heroin internally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Police say drugs were found inside suspect arrested at airport

The suspect had more than 100 grams of heroin removed, according to police.

Members of an antidrug taskforce arrested two people on Tuesday suspected of drug trafficking, with one suspect later proving to be concealing heroin internally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Thursday, April 28, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Law enforcement officials arrested two airline passengers at Juneau International Airport for possession of drugs on Tuesday evening. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Two arrested at airport after cops find over $22K of drugs

More than $20,000 in drugs were found in their luggage, according to police.

Law enforcement officials arrested two airline passengers at Juneau International Airport for possession of drugs on Tuesday evening. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Jin Yue Trousil, left, and Angela Huffer practice for the upcoming Juneau Symphony concert this weekend beginning April 30. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A rising note: Juneau Symphony brings back the noise

A full show and a new musical director to welcome audiences back.

Jin Yue Trousil, left, and Angela Huffer practice for the upcoming Juneau Symphony concert this weekend beginning April 30. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS player Gabe Cheng drives down the field with the ball during a tight game against TMHS on April 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire file)
JDHS player Gabe Cheng drives down the field with the ball during a tight game against TMHS on April 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire file)
The University of Alaska and the union representing full-time faculty across the system, including the University of Alaska Southeast, have agreed to enter into federal mediation after eight months of contract negotiations have failed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The University of Alaska and the union representing full-time faculty across the system, including the University of Alaska Southeast, have agreed to enter into federal mediation after eight months of contract negotiations have failed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) reacts to a memory from her childhood during rehearsals for "Fun Home." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) reacts to a memory from her childhood during rehearsals for "Fun Home." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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I Went to the Woods: Here they come

Tourism isn’t all good and it isn’t all bad.

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Police arrested a Juneau man Tuesday for alleged sexual abuse of a minor. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

The alleged offenses occured over the last several years.

Police arrested a Juneau man Tuesday for alleged sexual abuse of a minor. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)