Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the Candidates: Hughes-Skandijs to fence for Assembly District 1 seat

She’s one of three millenials running for Assembly seats.

Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is running for re-election for a Assembly District 1 seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the candidates: Stepetin raises his hand again

With four children in Juneau schools, Stepetin is invested.

Martin Stepetin Sr. is running for the Juneau Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Deedie Sorensen is running for one of two open seat on the Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Deedie Sorensen is running for one of two open seat on the Board of Education. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meet the Candidates: Mackey runs for school board again

He’s the only candidate who has previously held the seat.

Carole Triem is running for the Assembly Areawide seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Carole Triem is running for the Assembly Areawide seat. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to include ordinances funding the New JACC and Centennial Hall repairs on October’s municipal ballot (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Voters to decide fate of these three ballot measures on Oct. 1

Ordinances up for vote in October municipal election

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to include ordinances funding the New JACC and Centennial Hall repairs on October’s municipal ballot (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Dimond Courthouse in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dimond Courthouse in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)

Alaska is ‘ground zero’ for climate change

This climate change journalist says we’re running out of time.

Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

City tries new approach for affordable housing

Trying things a little differently this time.

The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Petroleum distributor settles with EPA after alleged violations in Juneau

They were accused of violating the federal Clean Air Act.

The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 15, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 15, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau District Attorney applauds new crime bill

It’s a step in the right direction, she says.

District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)
This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)