The Best of March

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A bald eagle retrieves waste herring thrown into Juneau's harbor as another loses its meal on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Bald eagles retrieve waste herring thrown into Juneau's harbor on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Members of the Thunder Mountain High School track and field along with soccer team members shovel this weeks snow off the TMHS track on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Athletes from both TMHS and Juneau-Douglas High School coordinated their practice times to shovel the snow off the track.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A bald eagle retrieves waste herring thrown into Juneau's harbor on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Gov. Bill Walker is photographed with nearly 300 high school students from across Alaska in the Terry Miller Legislative Building gymnasium on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The students are in Juneau for a three-day Alaska Association of Student Governments Spring 2017 Conference. Along with with a visit from Gov. Walker, the students toured the Capitol, held meetings with legislators and held their own General Assembly meetings at Thunder Mountain High School.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Gov. Bill Walker, sitting in the Senate gallery, listens to Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speak in favor of SB 26 in the Senate chambers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Senate voted to use a portion of earning from the Alaska Permanent Fund to fund government and cap dividends at $1000 per person.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, left, receives a lighthearted punch to the face by Senate Majority Leader Pete Micciche, R-Soldotna, as Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, watches after Wielechowski's three amendments to SB 26 were voted down n the Senate chambers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Senate voted to use a portion of earning from the Alaska Permanent Fund to fund government and cap dividends at $1000 per person.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Caleb Hall and Mari West take a lunchtime stroll along Calhoun Avenue on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Snow showers are predicted for the rest of the week.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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River Parrish, 20, spends the night at the warming shelter provided by The Salvation Army on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Originally from Southern California, Parrish came to Juneau from Kenai last July to enter a drug rehabilitation program. Parrish said he would like to go back to school and become involved with building robotic medical equipment.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Chris Clark eats chips before sleeping at the warming shelter provided by The Salvation Army on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Clark had been living at the Bergmann Hotel for the last year before the hotel was closed last Friday. Clark is on disability with AIDS and a degenerative spinal illness.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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R.T. "Skip" Wallen bronze bear sculpture titled the "Windfall Fisherman" wears a shroud of fresh snow downtown on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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James Disdier waters four-month-old mother marijuana plants growing indoors under lights at the Fireweed Factory in Juneau on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The plants are used to start new clones.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A gull and harbor seal share a feeding site at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday, March 6, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' Caitlin Pusich escapes with the ball as Thunder Mountain's Charlee Lewis takes a tumble at TMHS on Friday, March 3, 2017. JDHS won 49-42.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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High winds on Friday, March 3, 2017, blows loose snow in Douglas. Blowing snow is expected through the weekend.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A river otter sneaks a peek from under the dock at Twin Lakes on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Mark Kilmer sleds with his children, Ezekiel, 5, and Hannah, 4, at Twin Lakes on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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The best news photos of the month by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.

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