Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Red Cross enhances disaster readiness with local training

When bad stuff goes down, the Red Cross aims to be ready.

 

Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friends and family remember Walter Soboleff on his day

“It’s not what he did. It’s what he was.”

Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Swap co-organizer Miranda McCarty moves a pile of clothing to be processed by volunteers at the community clothing swap Saturday, Nov. 9. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

It’s ridiculously hard to get rid of clothing in Juneau. This could help.

There’s a new way to get rid of unwanted clothes.

Swap co-organizer Miranda McCarty moves a pile of clothing to be processed by volunteers at the community clothing swap Saturday, Nov. 9. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Beth Weigel, Director of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, gives an overview of the newly announced Marie Darlin Prize during a meeting of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. A cash award of $5,000 will be given to the recipient of the prize starting next September. Nominations of writers, practitioners of visual, plastic, graphic, fiber or traditional arts and crafts, and performers, directors or creators of theater, music, film or dance will be accepted between Nov. 1 and April 3. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New prize will continue lifetime of advocacy

Nominations are now being accepted.

Beth Weigel, Director of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, gives an overview of the newly announced Marie Darlin Prize during a meeting of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. A cash award of $5,000 will be given to the recipient of the prize starting next September. Nominations of writers, practitioners of visual, plastic, graphic, fiber or traditional arts and crafts, and performers, directors or creators of theater, music, film or dance will be accepted between Nov. 1 and April 3. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lawmakers urge governor to resume ferry service

No service is an ‘existential crisis.’

PINZ lanes sit open for bowlers Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to renew Taku Lanes liquor license during the meeting on Tuesday. It will now need to be transferred to PINZ in order for the bowling alley to serve wine and beer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bowling alley is closer to serving wine and beer

There’s still more paperwork to be done.

PINZ lanes sit open for bowlers Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to renew Taku Lanes liquor license during the meeting on Tuesday. It will now need to be transferred to PINZ in order for the bowling alley to serve wine and beer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Delta Western plans new fueling station in Auke Bay

More options for boats to fuel up.

Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Why aren’t veterans joining the American Legion?

Young vets who are raising kids don’t have the time.

Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Off the edge of the map: Student veterans talk about returning to civilian life

Weirdly, college and the military are two very different experiences.

In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jim Johnsen is greeted by Rep. Sam Kito, right, as then-new University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield, center, looks on during a gathering at Centennial Hall. Caulfield announced Friday he will be retiring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jim Johnsen is greeted by Rep. Sam Kito, right, as then-new University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield, center, looks on during a gathering at Centennial Hall. Caulfield announced Friday he will be retiring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska could soon put taxes on online sales

Plans are still being made but taxes could be here by spring.

How US reached ‘rock bottom’ of American Indian law

A year after ending segregation, the Supreme Court denied Native Americans Fifth Amendment rights.