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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A homeless person sleeps under the stairs at the Downtown Public Library in August.

'Compassionate' volunteers needed for homeless survey

Juneau's downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen is looking for "compassionate people" to help them conduct a survey of Juneau's vulnerable homeless population.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

With soggy August, Juneau stays on track for wettest year on record

After almost 9 inches of rain fell on Juneau in August, the city remains on course for its wettest year on record. Through Sept. 2, Juneau has had 51.8 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow).
JAMES BROOKS

Can anyone help police identify this burglar?

Juneau police want to know if anybody knows the guy who wore a white, plastic mask and broke into a downtown liquor store a few days ago.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Library derby

Library staff and a volunteer push carts full of books to their shelves in the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday.

Troopers to perform background checks

Background checks will temporarily be done through the Alaska State Troopers at their post at 2760 Sherwood Lane until Sept. 18, according to AST. Offices hours for the post are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. On Sept.

Photo: Chamber speaker

Captain Shannan Greene, Commander of Sector Juneau for the United State Coast Guard, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon at Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Mike Coffey named Southeast Region Director

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken named Mike Coffey as the Southcoast region director on Wednesday. His first day in the position will be Oct. 1.

Street closure on Fourth Street

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be holding a street closure Sunday, Sept. 6, on Fourth Street between Gold Street and Harris Street This event will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Correction

A Tuesday article identified Rebecca Soza as a STEM program manager for the Alaska Development Corporation.

Correction

A Thursday article indicated the state Department of Public Assistance processed 110,000 insurance applications in 2014.

Around town for Friday, Sept. 4

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center.

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Assault • At 1:43 a...

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