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Students with the Tlingit Culture Language & Literacy program at Harborview Elementary School dance during the 5th Grade Promotion ceremony held in the clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Students with the Tlingit Culture Language & Literacy program at Harborview Elementary School dance during the 5th Grade Promotion ceremony held in the clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Visitors from the Norwegian Bliss walk along Thane Road to downtown on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Visitors from the Norwegian Bliss walk along Thane Road to downtown on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kim Metcalfe walks her dog along Basin Road on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Metcalfe is co-organizing a public meeting asking if cruise ship tourism is detrimental to the quality of life in the Basin Road and Thane neighborhoods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kim Metcalfe walks her dog along Basin Road on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Metcalfe is co-organizing a public meeting asking if cruise ship tourism is detrimental to the quality of life in the Basin Road and Thane neighborhoods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this photo from March 15, 2019, Gigi Monroe, left, clutches a bouquet courtesy of organist T.J. Duffy, right, after a St. Patrick’s Day-themed performance at the State Office Building. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
In this photo from March 15, 2019, Gigi Monroe, left, clutches a bouquet courtesy of organist T.J. Duffy, right, after a St. Patrick’s Day-themed performance at the State Office Building. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Investigators turn to wreckage and passengers for answers

The injured are recuperating and the investigation continues .

Morning fog shrouds Douglas Island near the Douglas Bridge on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Morning fog shrouds Douglas Island near the Douglas Bridge on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Find out what made one thank-you note stand out from dozens of others

Even among dozen of other fluorescent note cards, this letter stood out.

Luncheon talk considers Juneau’s selling points

Travel Juneau President and CEO talks marketing the city.

Measles could be getting off the boat in Juneau

Rash-causing virus is the most prevalent it’s been in 25 years.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary smiles outside the visitor center, May 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary smiles outside the visitor center, May 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Dig this: Art and science collide in new Ray Troll exhibition

Ketchikan artist has been drawing dinos with crayons for 61 years.

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Students strike against climate change

Juneau high schoolers hope policy changes faster than the climate does.

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Joanna “JJ” Hinderberger at her interview for the principal position at Mendenhall River Community School on Monday, April 29, 2019. Hinderberger is currently finishing her second year as principal at Eagle’s View Elementary School in Unalaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joanna “JJ” Hinderberger at her interview for the principal position at Mendenhall River Community School on Monday, April 29, 2019. Hinderberger is currently finishing her second year as principal at Eagle’s View Elementary School in Unalaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)