Additional funding for a child care program was removed from a funding request from the Juneau School District by the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee Wednesday night. Committee members said they felt the child care issue was best merged with the Assembly’s pre-existing work on the matter. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

RALLY funding gets a rain check

Already a lot of work on child care.

Additional funding for a child care program was removed from a funding request from the Juneau School District by the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee Wednesday night. Committee members said they felt the child care issue was best merged with the Assembly’s pre-existing work on the matter. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Cruise control: Activists voice goals for cruise industry reform

Pollution, human rights and community determinism are all on their agenda.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
‘We can use art to transform our experiences’: Exhibit to focus on Black Alaskan works
‘We can use art to transform our experiences’: Exhibit to focus on Black Alaskan works
Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife educator Abby McAllister applies a sticker letting a resident know their trash can isn’t bear-resistant as part of a larger effort to reduce rising numbers of bears in Juneau. (Courtesy photo / Laurie Craig)
Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife educator Abby McAllister applies a sticker letting a resident know their trash can isn’t bear-resistant as part of a larger effort to reduce rising numbers of bears in Juneau. (Courtesy photo / Laurie Craig)
State, city averages trending down, but community spread remains
State, city averages trending down, but community spread remains
The Juneau Bear Committee will be identifying and tagging trash cans that lack bear-resistant characteristics with these stickers the week of Aug. 31. (Courtesy art / Juneau Police Department)
The Juneau Bear Committee will be identifying and tagging trash cans that lack bear-resistant characteristics with these stickers the week of Aug. 31. (Courtesy art / Juneau Police Department)
Formline follows function: New ambulance art reaches to cultural roots, fits vehicle’s purpose
Formline follows function: New ambulance art reaches to cultural roots, fits vehicle’s purpose
Juneau School District started its school year at a distance on Monday, with teacher using web apps to connect with classes. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District started its school year at a distance on Monday, with teacher using web apps to connect with classes. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A picture is worth a thousand words: Environmentalists submit art as public comment to Murkowski
A picture is worth a thousand words: Environmentalists submit art as public comment to Murkowski
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 A dump truck empties its payload Tuesday at a construction site on Mendenhall Loop Road and Steven Richards Memorial Drive where the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is building a roundabout.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 A dump truck empties its payload Tuesday at a construction site on Mendenhall Loop Road and Steven Richards Memorial Drive where the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is building a roundabout.
Angoon Mayor Joshua Bowen, has enacted emergency mandates for self-isolation and quarantining as the coronavirus comes to the small town. (Courtesy photo / Joshua Bowen)

Angoon sees climbing case count as testing continues

The town has clamped down on all external movement and is testing all citizens.

Angoon Mayor Joshua Bowen, has enacted emergency mandates for self-isolation and quarantining as the coronavirus comes to the small town. (Courtesy photo / Joshua Bowen)
Juneau’s testing machine unlikely to come before December. Here’s why
Juneau’s testing machine unlikely to come before December. Here’s why
A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man found dead at construction site, JPD investigating

The death isn’t considered suspicious at this time, said a JPD spokesperson.

A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                The M/V Tazlina arrives in Juneau on May 16. The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group heard Wednesday from members of the public who would like to see greater support for the state’s ferry system.

Public urges work group to support ferries

AMHS is a road and should be treated as such, callers say.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                The M/V Tazlina arrives in Juneau on May 16. The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group heard Wednesday from members of the public who would like to see greater support for the state’s ferry system.
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed

Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed

Self-isolating for travellers and quarantines for any affected are also in place.

Angoon orders communitywide testing with 8 cases confirmed
Sample ballots laid out at the polling place in the Douglas Community Building for the 2020 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Sample ballots laid out at the polling place in the Douglas Community Building for the 2020 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo / City and Borough of Juneau                                 Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto recently celebrated his 40th year as part of the department.

Got it right the first time: CCFR assistant chief celebrates 40 years with the service

Assistant Chief Ed Quinto joined young and never looked back.

Courtesy photo / City and Borough of Juneau                                 Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto recently celebrated his 40th year as part of the department.
Assembly approves Racism Review Committee in near-unanimous vote
Assembly approves Racism Review Committee in near-unanimous vote
Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

High 5: Juneau man summits 5 peaks in one Herculean run

His 15-hour trek covered nearly 60 miles of running and biking.

Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.