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Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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It’s time for snow

Snow falls in downtown Juneau on Jan. 10, 2019. Read more about the winter storm here. Video by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire… Continue reading

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Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Board Vice President Bing Carrillo gifts a piece of art to departing Board President Eric Scott during the JAHC annual meeting. Scott had served as president for three years and said he was feeling loss and melancholy. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

New JACC pushes forward for funding

Demolition of the old Juneau Arts & Culture Center won’t start in spring as originally planed, but those spearheading the New JACC said Wednesday they’re… Continue reading

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Board Vice President Bing Carrillo gifts a piece of art to departing Board President Eric Scott during the JAHC annual meeting. Scott had served as president for three years and said he was feeling loss and melancholy. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
A Juneau Police Department car sits in front of Juneau-Douglas High School on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Juneau Police Department car sits in front of Juneau-Douglas High School on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Yakutat residents Cody Kunau and Samantha Munoz sit with their baby Saige Roisin Kuneau on Friday, Jan. 4 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Saige was the first baby born at the hospital this year, and received a boat carved by BRH Emergency Room Dr. Lindy Jones. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Yakutat residents Cody Kunau and Samantha Munoz sit with their baby Saige Roisin Kuneau on Friday, Jan. 4 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Saige was the first baby born at the hospital this year, and received a boat carved by BRH Emergency Room Dr. Lindy Jones. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School pictured on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School pictured on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss, right, and Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller talk on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau School District Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss, right, and Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller talk on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
This conceptual map from the City and Borough of Juneau shows where people would be able to smoke if the city conforms to a new state smoking law. The red circles indicate where people would not be allowed to smoke. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)
This conceptual map from the City and Borough of Juneau shows where people would be able to smoke if the city conforms to a new state smoking law. The red circles indicate where people would not be allowed to smoke. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Parking spots going to legislative staff

Parking downtown’s about to get tougher.

Bob Funk retells his story on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, of falling through thin ice while riding his bicycle on Mendenhall Lake near the face of the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday. He was rescued by a skater who was carrying a throw rope. Funk said, “I went in and I think adrenaline took care of the first initial cold impact. I was busy working to get up on the ice and when I would it would break out from under me. I don’t know if I had enough in the tank to get myself out.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Bob Funk retells his story on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, of falling through thin ice while riding his bicycle on Mendenhall Lake near the face of the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday. He was rescued by a skater who was carrying a throw rope. Funk said, “I went in and I think adrenaline took care of the first initial cold impact. I was busy working to get up on the ice and when I would it would break out from under me. I don’t know if I had enough in the tank to get myself out.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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