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Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, contratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the Governor signed Senate Bill 23 at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives public access to the life-saving heroin antidote called Naxolone.
Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, contratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the Governor signed Senate Bill 23 at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives public access to the life-saving heroin antidote called Naxolone.
Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

Photos: Gov signs opioid prevention bill

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.
Four-year-old Kiana Twitchell gets to run a backhoe with an IUOE Local 302 Operators Union as her copilot.

Photos: Home expo

Six-year-old Occy Rubbo loads gravel with the assistance of volunteer union worker Jarrett Thomas. Tyler Rental donated the heavy equipment.… Continue reading

Four-year-old Kiana Twitchell gets to run a backhoe with an IUOE Local 302 Operators Union as her copilot.
Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."

Photos: Sharing science

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker on their research into “The Effects of Salinity… Continue reading

Aakash Bathija, Katrina Buchanan and Brian Holst get an opportunity to educate acting Mayor Mary E. Becker about their research into "The Effects of Salinity and Copper on the growth rate of Ulva lactuca."
Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at noon on Tuesday in front of the Capitol to encourage greater education funding. The House Finance Subcommittee moved forward approximately $50 million in cuts from the budget proposed by the UA Board of Regents putting research funding at a "bare minimum," according to supporters.  Speakers at the rally included Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, Rep. Adam Wool, a Fairbanks Democrat whose district includes UAF, and current UA system students from across the state.

Photos: University rally

Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at… Continue reading

Callie Conerton, vice chair for the Coalition of Student Leaders of the University of Alaska system, rallies a crowd of more than 50 supporters at noon on Tuesday in front of the Capitol to encourage greater education funding. The House Finance Subcommittee moved forward approximately $50 million in cuts from the budget proposed by the UA Board of Regents putting research funding at a "bare minimum," according to supporters.  Speakers at the rally included Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, Rep. Adam Wool, a Fairbanks Democrat whose district includes UAF, and current UA system students from across the state.
Kylee Larson punches first-time fighter Natasha Roberts during a boxing bout. Larson defeated Roberts.

Photos: Alaska Beatdown 23

Alaska Beat Down 23 took place Feb. 27 at Centennial Hall. Alaska Beat Down 24 will take place during Gold Medal on March 25. Interested… Continue reading

Kylee Larson punches first-time fighter Natasha Roberts during a boxing bout. Larson defeated Roberts.
Thunder Mountain junior Chase Saviers (11, blue jersey) passes the ball around Ketchikan High School senior Jason James (11, white jersey) to junior Riley Olsen (23) on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, during the Falcons' 54-62 loss to the Kings in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.

Photos: TMHS boys fall to Kayhi

Thunder Mountain junior Chase Saviers (11, blue jersey) passes the ball around Ketchikan High School senior Jason James (11, white jersey) to junior Riley Olsen… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain junior Chase Saviers (11, blue jersey) passes the ball around Ketchikan High School senior Jason James (11, white jersey) to junior Riley Olsen (23) on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, during the Falcons' 54-62 loss to the Kings in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.
The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.
The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.
Adriane Honerbrink models her "Aluminum Raven" made of recycled aluminum cans, pvc pipe and recycled fabric at the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday.

Photos: Wearable Art 2016: Reflections

All photos by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire… Continue reading

Adriane Honerbrink models her "Aluminum Raven" made of recycled aluminum cans, pvc pipe and recycled fabric at the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday.
Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Photos: Spring break up comes early

Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North… Continue reading

Prolonged warmer weather is causing Mendenhall Lake to break up sooner than usual. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.

Photos: Silver service

A man peers at a silver punchbowl, part of the U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service, that was unveiled at a reception hosted by the Mendenhall Flying… Continue reading

First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.
Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

Photos: Wearable Art

Artist Samantha and Owen Adams take to the stage in her “Steampunk Metamorphoses” made of plastic wrap, sharpie markers, duct tape, wire hangers, recycled wedding… Continue reading

Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.
Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Amy Jo Meiners records the floating time of a student's parachute during an class engineering project on Friday. Micah Brown, left, and Kelsey Barker take notes as the students learn the effects of canopy size, materials and suspension line length in making the best parachutes.

Photos: Parachutes away

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-graders Alex Filkov, right, and Kean Buss take turns releasing their parachutes during an class engineering project on Friday. The students… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Amy Jo Meiners records the floating time of a student's parachute during an class engineering project on Friday. Micah Brown, left, and Kelsey Barker take notes as the students learn the effects of canopy size, materials and suspension line length in making the best parachutes.
Another rare medicine bottle of Z.J. Loussac.

Photos: Rare bottles

Rare Juneau Loussac medicine bottle. Z.J. Loussac owned a drug store in Juneau in the past.… Continue reading

Another rare medicine bottle of Z.J. Loussac.
Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.
Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.

Photos: Juneau Symphony

The Juneau Symphony will present its winter concert this weekend at the Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium.  The concert will open with Mozart’s Overture from "The Magic… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain girl's basketball head coach Tanya Nizich yells at her team Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the Lady Falcons' 30-59 loss to Ketchikan High School in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.

Photos: Falcons fall to Kings

The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team lost to Ketchikan High School 59-30 in the Clarke Cochrane Gym on Friday.… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain girl's basketball head coach Tanya Nizich yells at her team Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the Lady Falcons' 30-59 loss to Ketchikan High School in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.
Adaptive instructor Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Rhonnie McMaster try out adaptive ski equipment on Jan. 17, at a day SAIL's ORCA program and Eaglecrest Ski Area have organized for five years now.

Photos: Adaptive Day at Eaglecrest

Outdoor Recreation and Community Access (ORCA) adaptive instructors Megan Ahleman and Sean O’Neill demonstrate how to use stand-up outriggers and a mono ski, adaptive equipment… Continue reading

Adaptive instructor Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Rhonnie McMaster try out adaptive ski equipment on Jan. 17, at a day SAIL's ORCA program and Eaglecrest Ski Area have organized for five years now.
First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Monday.

Photos: MLK Day

First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on… Continue reading

First Lady Donna Walker gives the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Community Celebration at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Monday.
Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based on a painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesday. Manning is spending two weeks working with the middle school students on producing two glass mosaic panels as part of the Artist in the Schools Program.

Photos: Glass mosaic

Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based… Continue reading

Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based on a painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesday. Manning is spending two weeks working with the middle school students on producing two glass mosaic panels as part of the Artist in the Schools Program.