Firefighters spray the inside of a moving truck with water at the scene of a short vehicle fire on Sept. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters extinguish fire in box truck

Workers attempting to remove a lift gate open accidently started the fire.

 

Nifty 50: Juneau resident puts in the miles for rescue nonprofit

If you’re running 50 miles, consider not letting other people choose your music.

 

Candidates for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly participate in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, KTOO and the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Screen capture / Juneau Empire)

Candidates share visions for Juneau in virtual forum

Similar goals, different approaches.

Candidates for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly participate in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, KTOO and the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Screen capture / Juneau Empire)
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                                The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier pulls into port Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Juneau for rest and replenishment of stores.

NOAA survey vessel takes break from updating charts in Juneau

It will not be open to public tours due to pandemic concerns, unfortunately.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
                                The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier pulls into port Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Juneau for rest and replenishment of stores.
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The Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance and City and Borough of Juneau are collaborating to finish a new pump track for bicycle riders in Cope Park, due to be finished within weeks, Sept. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Outdoors pump track work is ramping up

Cope Park is about to have a new way to keep entertained.

The Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance and City and Borough of Juneau are collaborating to finish a new pump track for bicycle riders in Cope Park, due to be finished within weeks, Sept. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Community spread of the coronavirus hits new high

City officials remind people to stay ‘COVID conscious’ during weekly update

A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

WATCH: City talks warming shelter purchase, CARES act spending and more

It’s a loaded Committee of the Whole agenda.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for the stabbing of a 26-year-old man near Safeway early Sunday morning, a Juneau Police Department spokesperson said on Sept. 14, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man hospitalized, woman arrested after early morning stabbing

A suspect is being held in custody after being arrested without incident.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for the stabbing of a 26-year-old man near Safeway early Sunday morning, a Juneau Police Department spokesperson said on Sept. 14, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A 1-stop spot for municipal election information

Find out more about the races, candidates and issues shaping this year’s election.

These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)

Long-distance running meets socially distanced competition

Team spirit carries Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School’s runners on where others falter.

Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)
Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Tragic day remembered with sights and service

9/11 observed with sights, community service.

Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Get to know a candidate: Robert Shoemake

Read about the District 2 candidate in his own words.