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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Charity Anderson, center, has received support from her friends, Emily Keithahn, left, and Breanna Helf during ordeal with a rare blood disorder. All three were teammates on the high school's cheerleading squad.

'I am strong'

When 17 year-old Charity Lynn Anderson discovered she had a rare blood disease, she made it her goal to not just graduate high school on time but to also be in full remission when receiving her diploma.

by DONNA CASHEN

The business of beer

HAINES - As Rosie Ainza finished handing medals to the winners of the 23rd annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival, she was confronted with a surprise.
JAMES BROOKS

The pursuit of excellence

Paul Joseph Paparelli knew how to push people's buttons, whether it was the cast he was directing or those in attendance at his shows.
CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Photo: Eagle chase

A crow chases an immature bald eagle away from it's territory on Shaman Island on Thursday.

Around town for Sunday, May 24

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round on Wednesdays and Sundays. Loaner shotguns are available. Details: 789-9844.

Police blotter for Sunday, May 24, 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 2:43 p...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

First special session concludes

Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker's special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage.
By KATIE MORITZ

Celebrate Juneau grads this weekend

Sunday is a day for celebration for many in Juneau as all three high schools celebrate graduation commencement. Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School will hold its ceremony at 1 p.m. at ...

Beyond Cheech and Chong

Though he opened with humor when presenting at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl takes the legalization of cannabis very seriously, and he asks that others ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Around town Friday, May 22

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most ...

Police blotter for Friday, May 22, 2015

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

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Around town Thursday, May 21

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Fun run will close Glacier Highway

Harborview Elementary School's annual fun run will close a portion of Glacier Highway from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 22.

Dimond hot tub to be closed

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center's hot tub will be closed Friday through Tuesday for maintenance. The City and Borough of Juneau announced the closure by email last week.

Police to increase road presence for graduation, Memorial Day

The Juneau Police Department will be keeping a closer eye than usual on capital city roads this weekend.

DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

After weeks of stalled budget negotiations, legislative leaders seem more and more likely to find an alternative to a Constitutional Budget Reserve draw, which requires some votes of the House ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Building a bridge to a better Juneau

First lady Donna Walker wants to build bridges across the state - no infrastructure mega-projects here, just community groups bringing together the state's diverse citizens. Walker is proud of the ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Coast Guard floats boating safety guide

Juneau's usual rain showers feel like a thing of the distant past, but the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau is asking boaters to remember that while the weather is warm, the water isn't.
By KATIE MORITZ

No bail for suspected killer

When Scott Michael Tomaszewski arrived in Juneau May 16, on vacation with his parents aboard a cruise ship, he likely didn't expect his sightseeing to be limited to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Around town Wednesday, May 20

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts ...

Police and Fire for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Walker backs off on Juneau session call

Juneau's minority legislators have been resisting a move of the special session to a location outside the capital city. But, with Gov.
By KATIE MORITZ

Tall Timbers appeal denied

After more than a year of legal back-and-forth, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly shot down an appeal of a planning commission decision allowing a transitional housing facility for women.
By KATIE MORITZ

Forecast remains warm, dry through Sunday

It hasn't rained in Juneau in a full week, and capital city residents should expect another week of sunshine and warm weather.

Tongass plan makes its debut

By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Police blotter for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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