Judge Deb O’Gara enters the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s Tribal Court on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Funding from federal grants will allow Tlingit and Haida to expand its court. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Tlingit and Haida receives federal public safety grants

The two Department of Justice grants totalled nearly $3 million.

Judge Deb O’Gara enters the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s Tribal Court on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Funding from federal grants will allow Tlingit and Haida to expand its court. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium staff in Wrangell pose with an imaging machine used for mammograms. In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEARHC is offering free screenings to women in Sitka and Wrangell. (Courtesy photo / SEARHC)
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium staff in Wrangell pose with an imaging machine used for mammograms. In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEARHC is offering free screenings to women in Sitka and Wrangell. (Courtesy photo / SEARHC)
Courtesy photos / Debbie LowenthalAbove, Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School students Rayna Tuckwood (right) and Skylar Tuckwood (left) race at the Thunder Mountain High School cross country race course during a regionals meet Oct. 3. Below, Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School students Tim Degener (right) and Finn Morely (left) compete in the boys division.

Juneau runners raring to rout rival racers in state meet

This will be one of the first all-up state competitions since the pandemic began.

Courtesy photos / Debbie LowenthalAbove, Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School students Rayna Tuckwood (right) and Skylar Tuckwood (left) race at the Thunder Mountain High School cross country race course during a regionals meet Oct. 3. Below, Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School students Tim Degener (right) and Finn Morely (left) compete in the boys division.
Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. By 8:30 a.m., 28 voters had dropped off ballots, election officials said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. By 8:30 a.m., 28 voters had dropped off ballots, election officials said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department arrested a Juneau man suspected of killing a woman in a domestic incident in 2019 on Oct. 2. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department arrested a Juneau man suspected of killing a woman in a domestic incident in 2019 on Oct. 2. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire Election officials Kim Peterson and Jack Chenoweth look up voter information for Mary Ellen Yadao on Oct. 6, 2020.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire Election officials Kim Peterson and Jack Chenoweth look up voter information for Mary Ellen Yadao on Oct. 6, 2020.
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Jensen-Olson Arboretum’s long term manager, Merrill Jensen, is retiring after 13 years guiding and shaping the space. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Jensen-Olson Arboretum’s long term manager, Merrill Jensen, is retiring after 13 years guiding and shaping the space. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department is conducting an investigation into a death near the intersection of Shell Simmons Drive and Glacier Highway, Oct. 6, 2020. (Mike Keck / For the Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department is conducting an investigation into a death near the intersection of Shell Simmons Drive and Glacier Highway, Oct. 6, 2020. (Mike Keck / For the Juneau Empire)
This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Chief died of a .22 calibur gunshot wound on Sept. 28 near Lupine Lane in the Mendenhall Valley. Chief's owner, Tamara Roberts, is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the perpetrator. (Courtesy photo / Tamara Roberts)

Owner offers reward for info about shot cat

Animal cruelty became a felony in 2019.

Chief died of a .22 calibur gunshot wound on Sept. 28 near Lupine Lane in the Mendenhall Valley. Chief's owner, Tamara Roberts, is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the perpetrator. (Courtesy photo / Tamara Roberts)
The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Glory Hall staff want construction to begin as soon as possible as the weather gets colder. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Glory Hall staff want construction to begin as soon as possible as the weather gets colder. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020. (Associated Press)
Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020. (Associated Press)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau voter casts their ballot in the city’s by-mail municipal election on Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. So far, about 23% of registered Juneau voters have cast ballots, the city announced on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau voter casts their ballot in the city’s by-mail municipal election on Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. So far, about 23% of registered Juneau voters have cast ballots, the city announced on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

State reports 136 new cases, city reports 4

City and Borough of Juneau’s cumulative COVID-19 case count pushed past 300 resident cases. The city’s emergency operations center reported Thursday four new people —three… Continue reading

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire This Sept. 17 photo shows work underway on the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. Contaminated soil has added extra expenses to the project, which will bring a dedicated space for Northwest Coast Art to downtown Juneau. Sealaska Heritage Institute is asking the city to provide a $1.5 million grant to the project sooner rather than later.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire This Sept. 17 photo shows work underway on the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. Contaminated soil has added extra expenses to the project, which will bring a dedicated space for Northwest Coast Art to downtown Juneau. Sealaska Heritage Institute is asking the city to provide a $1.5 million grant to the project sooner rather than later.
Incumbent has deep pockets in Juneau House race
Incumbent has deep pockets in Juneau House race
City relaxes bar, restaurant restrictions but encourages caution
City relaxes bar, restaurant restrictions but encourages caution