Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)

It’s a 2-candidate race for District 1

The District 1 race is for a three-year seat.

Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)
A screener talks to a driver at a temporary testing site outside Centennial Hall. The City and Borough of Juneau set up additional testing centers in the parking lot of Centennial Hall in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Additional sites were needed to meet high demand for testing following a advisory earlier in the week. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Drive-thru testing now available downtown

No symptoms or appointment needed but expect a wait.

A screener talks to a driver at a temporary testing site outside Centennial Hall. The City and Borough of Juneau set up additional testing centers in the parking lot of Centennial Hall in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Additional sites were needed to meet high demand for testing following a advisory earlier in the week. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Mason John attends class with his schoolmates from Sayéik Gastineau Community School over Zoom, Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Marjorie John)

Parents say new school year comes with fresh challenges

For working parents, taking part in children’s education can tax limited resources.

Mason John attends class with his schoolmates from Sayéik Gastineau Community School over Zoom, Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Marjorie John)
CBJ clarifies testing recommendation

CBJ clarifies testing recommendation

Bar patrons should get tested.

CBJ clarifies testing recommendation
Outbreak leads some bars, breweries to close
Outbreak leads some bars, breweries to close
Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)

School board, areawide candidates have busy jobs ahead

The three candidates are running for three different positions, each with three-year terms.

Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)
Brian Holst is a candidate for Juneau School District Board of Education. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Get to know a candidate: Brian Holst

Read about the school board hopeful in his own words.

Brian Holst is a candidate for Juneau School District Board of Education. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Get to know a candidate: Martin Stepetin

Get to know a candidate: Martin Stepetin

Read about the school board hopeful in his own words.

Get to know a candidate: Martin Stepetin
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire                                 The derelict tug Lumberman is scheduled for disposal by at-sea scuttling in mid-October, said Juneau harbormaster Matt Creswell, Sept. 9, 2020.

Derelict tugboat slated for mid-October sinking

The vessel will be dragged into the Gulf and scuttled.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire                                 The derelict tug Lumberman is scheduled for disposal by at-sea scuttling in mid-October, said Juneau harbormaster Matt Creswell, Sept. 9, 2020.
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

City recommends bar patrons get tested for the coronavirus

Advisory comes amid report of 19 new cases.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Voters face $15M question in upcoming election
Voters face $15M question in upcoming election
A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Rainfall-ing short: Juneau’s summer 1 inch shy of record

Juneau “enjoys” third wettest summer on record

A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

What to expect during mail-in municipal election

What to expect when you’re electing.

Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz, left, carry student meals off the bus they’re being distributed from near Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, March 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau schools announce changes to meal program

They start on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and are expected to last through December.

First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz, left, carry student meals off the bus they’re being distributed from near Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, March 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Libertarian candidate reschedules

Libertarian candidate reschedules

She’s still coming next week.

Libertarian candidate reschedules
The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.

New arts campus construction proceeding on schedule

Work continues without presence of more than a million visitors.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.