Photo: Celebrating Arbor Day

About 80 students from the Charter School, Harborview Elementary School, Montessori Borealis and the Juneau Cooperative Preschool took trees home to plant.

Students: Second and third grade students from the Juneau Community Charter School help plant a Snowdrift Crabapple tree for Arbor Day at Evergreen Cemetery on Monday.

Tiny tree: Kalayia Fawcett looks at the budding tip of an European Beech tree she and her Juneau Community Charter School classmates were given by the Juneau Urban Forestry Partnership during Arbor Day activities at Evergreen Cemetery on Monday.

 

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Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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