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50 protesters march in Juneau as part of global climate strike

Young activists join in on worldwide student strike.

 

Juneau School Board candidates Deedie Sorensen, left, and Martin Stepetin, Sr. speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Candidates Bonnie Jensen and Emil Mackey are not at the forum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Special ed, pre-K dominate talk with school board candidates

Sorensen and Stepetin take questions at Chamber luncheon.

 

TSA agent in Juneau saves family trip to hospital

One grape couldn’t ruin the whole vacation.

William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the positive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the postive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Home Sweet Home: Once-controversial housing program seems like a success

Small rooms make big difference in the lives of Juneau’s homeless.

William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the positive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                William Brown, a resident of Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, talks about the postive impacts the home had made on his life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It is the two-year anniversary of the project that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who have struggled with alcohol and are high utilizers of emergency services within the City and Borough of Juneau. Phase II to build another 32 apartments is currently underway and will open late next year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The “New Office Building” in the Treadwell Mine Historical Park awaits its ribbon cutting. The building was recently renovated by the Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New-look mining building gets a ribbon cutting

Celebration of rehabbed structure set for Sunday.

The “New Office Building” in the Treadwell Mine Historical Park awaits its ribbon cutting. The building was recently renovated by the Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Greg Smith is running for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the candidates: First time at bat for Greg Smith

It’s his first run but he’s no rookie to politics.

Greg Smith is running for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Glory Hall move is one big step closer to happening

Next step, money for a new facility.

This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Double murder trial shines light on Juneau drug scene

The investigation turned up many interesting witnesses.

What you can do to protect your online information

Everyone is a potential target of a cyber security attack.

Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the Candidates: Hughes-Skandijs to fence for Assembly District 1 seat

She’s one of three millenials running for Assembly seats.

Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the candidates: Stepetin raises his hand again

With four children in Juneau schools, Stepetin is invested.

Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)