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Lu Seapy, a family literacy instructor for The Learning Connection, spins 9-year-old Mary Neal around as they play pin the bee on the strawberry for National Strawberry Shortcake Day at Gruening Park on Thursday. More than a dozen children from Gruening Park have been learning more about their neighborhood, healthy living and the environment in a two-week Summer Explorers camp. The program is sponsored in part by Alaska Housing Development Corp. and The City and Borough of Juneau Health and Social Services Advisory Board.

Lu Seapy, a family literacy instructor for The Learning Connection, spins 9-year-old Mary Neal around as they play pin the bee on the strawberry for National Strawberry Shortcake Day at Gruening Park on Thursday. More than a dozen children from Gruening Park have been learning more about their neighborhood, healthy living and the environment in a two-week summer camp.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:26

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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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:13

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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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:11

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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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:12

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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