Best of June 2017

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Jean Hoover visits with a nine-week-old puppy named Angie from the Gastineau Humane Society at the Bridge Adult Day Program on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Animals from the Society are brought to the program for an hour long visit every month.

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Reilly Hayes, 12, tests out the water of Gold Creek at Cope Park on Friday, June 2, 2017. Hayes’ thoughts in a word, “Coldâ€!

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Don Eames gets a visit from a 4-week-old kitten as Bridge Adult Day Program supervisor Kelsey Wood watches on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Animals from the Gastineau Humane Society are brought to the program for an hour long visit every month.

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Jerry Harmon greets competior Alea Oien during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Celebration at Savikko Parkon Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Dominic Hoy competes in the men's spike driving contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Arayla Grant, 8, came prepared for the rain to watch the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Eddie Petrie competes in the men's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Petrie filled the quarter-yard ore cart in 50 seconds.

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Mike Cotyk, left, and Ryan O'Shaughnessy display their juggling skills at the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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Work begins on the demolition of Project Playground at Twin Lakes on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Jessie Ross, right, loses his balance against Ryan Friend in the log rolling contest at the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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A janitor vacuums at the Capitol just before midnight Thursday, June 23, 2017, after both the House and Senate voted to approve a budget and keep the State of Alaska from shutting down on July 1.

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Steve Paris, of Gig Harbor, Washington, repairs his gillnet at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor at Auke Bay on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Paris, who has been fishing for chum salmon in Lynn Canal, said the season has started out better than he expected.

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Bradley Johnson, a state employee at the Department of Revenue, holds his protest sign during noon rally against the Legislature's lack of a budget compromise on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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Chris Bennett, left, and Tony Malacas show off the king salmon they caught at Fish Creek Park’s West Pond on Monday, June 26, 2017. Fishing for king salmon at the pond and Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery are closed for the month of July because returns are not expected to meet broodstock goals this year. At the end of July, king salmon in the pond will be captured and all females caught will be brought to the hatchery to help reach broodstock needs.

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Senate Finance Co-Chairs Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, and Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, place their votes on the state budget Thursday, June 23, 2017. Both the House and Senate voted to approve a budget and keep the State of Alaska from shutting down on July 1.

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Tyler Vaughn, of Admiralty Construction, uses a crowbar to remove wooden forms on a concrete infinity pool under construction around the life-sized bronze breaching humpback whale in downtown Juneau on Monday, June 26, 2017. The park is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

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A young buck Sitka black-tail deer scampers across the Back Loop Road in front of oncoming vehicles on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Martha and Jim Stey walk along Basin Road as they return from a hike on Perseverance Trail on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Martha said, “To live 10 minutes away and get to do this everyday is a gift.†Jim added, “This is paradise. We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.â€

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Jarin Connell of Juneau sits on his motorcycle with his 4-and-a-half-year-old female boxer, Roxy, after a ride out to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Connell is a disable veteran and Roxy is his service dog. Connell said, “She has alway been with me, whatever I do she does.†Connell says he has taken her on many long tours, including all round Mexico, and she has been on the motorcycle for over 27,000 miles.

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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