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Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

The residents got some seasonal cheer early this year.

 

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Experts aim to simplify Medicare, Social Security

It’s common for people to be unsure of their Medicare and Social Security options, and a free presentation Friday aims to make people more informed.… Continue reading

 

Juneau Pioneers’ Home resident Phyllis Woodman, right, talks about the grief caused by the Alaska Senate’s proposed budget cuts to the home’s residents and staff on Tuesday. Michael Penn |  Juneau Empire Juneau Pioneers’ Home resident Phyllis Woodman, right, talks about the grief caused by the Alaska Senate’s proposed budget cuts to the home’s residents and staff on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. A resident of the home for four years, Woodman was being visited by Carol Schriver, left. After outcry from the community, state senators are now asking Gov. Bill Walker to save the Pioneer Homes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senators ask governor to save Pioneer Homes

The Alaska Senate is calling on Gov. Bill Walker to save the Pioneer Homes in Juneau and Palmer from the Senate’s own cuts. In a… Continue reading

 

Juneau Pioneer Home resident Phyllis Woodman, right, talks about the grief caused by the Legislature’s proposed budget cuts to the home’s residents and staff on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. A resident of the home for four years, Woodman was being visited by Carol Schriver, left. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate budget cuts threaten to close Juneau, Palmer Pioneer Home

Marion Rider has lived in Alaska since 1960. The Alaska Senate may leave her homeless. Included within the Republican-led Senate’s proposal for $276 million in… Continue reading

Juneau Pioneer Home resident Phyllis Woodman, right, talks about the grief caused by the Legislature’s proposed budget cuts to the home’s residents and staff on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. A resident of the home for four years, Woodman was being visited by Carol Schriver, left. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)