A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Rainfall-ing short: Juneau’s summer 1 inch shy of record

Juneau “enjoys” third wettest summer on record

A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

What to expect during mail-in municipal election

What to expect when you’re electing.

Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz, left, carry student meals off the bus they’re being distributed from near Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, March 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau schools announce changes to meal program

They start on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and are expected to last through December.

First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz, left, carry student meals off the bus they’re being distributed from near Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, March 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Libertarian candidate reschedules

Libertarian candidate reschedules

She’s still coming next week.

Libertarian candidate reschedules
The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.

New arts campus construction proceeding on schedule

Work continues without presence of more than a million visitors.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.
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