Alaska

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Lessons from the devil’s club lady

Some see obstacles, she sees medicine.

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

DNA may show lasting impact of colonization

The study is now accepting volunteers.

Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New Assembly members split on annexation

It was divisive then and it’s divisive now.

The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)
Lady Baltimore is a non-releasable American bald eagle kept by Juneau Raptor Center. A new shelter was build for the eagle at Mount Roberts Tramway, but permitting delays mean it is still empty. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
Lady Baltimore is a non-releasable American bald eagle kept by Juneau Raptor Center. A new shelter was build for the eagle at Mount Roberts Tramway, but permitting delays mean it is still empty. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
Planet Alaska host Vivian Mork Yéilk’, showing the height of fireweed growth in May 2018 in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
Planet Alaska host Vivian Mork Yéilk’, showing the height of fireweed growth in May 2018 in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
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Stuart Sliter reflects on her 80th birthday as well as her time as the first Miss Alaska, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Stuart Sliter reflects on her 80th birthday as well as her time as the first Miss Alaska, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

House resolution supports new name for Saginaw Bay

Idea is to use the bay’s Tlingit name.

First Lady Rose Dunleavy and First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award-winner Blaze Bell smile in the Governor’s Mansion, Friday, May 24, 2019. Bell was one of six volunteers to be recognized.
First Lady Rose Dunleavy and First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award-winner Blaze Bell smile in the Governor’s Mansion, Friday, May 24, 2019. Bell was one of six volunteers to be recognized.