The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau board has no plans to follow Mat-Su’s lead on banned books

Stricken authors include Maya Angelou and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Patrons wait outside a shop in downtown Juneau on Friday, April 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Population projections run into a pandemic

State has net zero or negative growth.

Patrons wait outside a shop in downtown Juneau on Friday, April 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Ferries will receive $10M in federal relief funding

It’s a cut of the state’s COVID-19 money.

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Southeast artist wins major award

He’s a Tlingit master carver, UAS instructor and his work can be seen around Juneau.

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Police calls for Sunday, April 26, 2020

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  • Apr 26, 2020
Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

City plotting its own course forward as state eases off restrictions

Some businesses are easing open as the state throttles back regulations.

Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, opened her doors Friday, April 24, 2020 even though she felt concerned it was happening so soon. She’s made her own facemasks, but still has trouble finding cleaning supplies and additional personal protective equipment such as gloves and plastic face shields. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Businesses open, even if just a little

Customers need masks, too.

Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, opened her doors Friday, April 24, 2020 even though she felt concerned it was happening so soon. She’s made her own facemasks, but still has trouble finding cleaning supplies and additional personal protective equipment such as gloves and plastic face shields. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Busy roadwork season for city coming up

Traffic delays may be closer than they appear.

Police calls for Friday, April 24, 2020

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                                In this January photo, a woman walks before dawn in Toksook Bay. Native American leaders are raising questions about how $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief tagged for tribes will be distributed, with some arguing that for-profit Alaska Native corporations shouldn’t get a share of the funding.

US unsure it can meet deadline to disburse funds to tribes

By Felicia Fonseca Associated Press By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The U.S. Treasury Department said it’s unsure if it will be able… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2020
Associated Press
                                In this January photo, a woman walks before dawn in Toksook Bay. Native American leaders are raising questions about how $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief tagged for tribes will be distributed, with some arguing that for-profit Alaska Native corporations shouldn’t get a share of the funding.
Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt 
                                Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt 
                                Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right: Sens. Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, all Republicans.
Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right: Sens. Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, all Republicans.
No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Optimism and apprehension greet decision to ease open restaurants

A slow open could ease supply line strain and mitigate outbreak risk.

No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)

Sealaska Heritage plans a virtual celebration

Physical event postponed until next year.

People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)
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