Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A 1-stop spot for municipal election information

Find out more about the races, candidates and issues shaping this year’s election.

These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)

Long-distance running meets socially distanced competition

Team spirit carries Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School’s runners on where others falter.

Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)
Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Tragic day remembered with sights and service

9/11 observed with sights, community service.

Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
4 first-time candidates run for 1 Assembly seat
4 first-time candidates run for 1 Assembly seat
Get to know a candidate: Robert Shoemake

Get to know a candidate: Robert Shoemake

Read about the District 2 candidate in his own words.

Get to know a candidate: Robert Shoemake
Get to know a candidate: Christine Woll

Get to know a candidate: Christine Woll

Read about the District 2 candidate in her own words.

Get to know a candidate: Christine Woll
Matt Boline demonstrates a drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Photos: It’s heating up on the ice

Juneau Douglas Ice Association’s youth hockey season is underway at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Matt Boline demonstrates a drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)
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