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A kinder Juneau starts with the kids

...and even every adult, they love competition," Williams said. "We're using healthy competition in a way to give kids a vehicle to be kind and to test drive kindness. If we can just get that spark and that fire lit, they're more apt to...
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...hit rock bottom, and we're just going to go up from here." INDUSTRYWhile some people have left town to give their kids a more fully funded education, others have left because the town's economic opportunities have diminished.The fishing...
A festival of fowls and foraging

...proper care of livestock. Food classes include how to make sourdough and how to can and pickle other foods. For the kids, a pair of Girl Scouts will be teaching an egg cooking class and providing arts and crafts on April 25. Some of the activities...
From lost to law school

...she proudly watched Hozid progress over the years."From the first time he came though those doors, a small, quiet, kid, a little unsure of himself to the day he left us educated, confident, and driven," she wrote.Volunteer work had always...
My Turn: Celebrating Mother's Day

...always at our house.As an adult, I realize the cookies weren't the main draw.Most blocks have that house that draws kids, a house that provides a glow of safety. A feeling that there's someone in charge, someone who is going to watch over...
Pull! Trap shooters start Juneau Trap Team for youth

...a kid says. A voice-activated machine sends an orange clay pigeon spinning through the air. Seconds later, the kid - a member of the Juneau Trap Team - shoots, and the pigeon explodes.Mark Kappler and fellow coaches John Joyce, Hanna...
The knife of social media

...they were 20 years ago, they just have the technology now," Schobel told the Empire in January. "People hand their kid a loaded gun with these devices ... but when someone is given the opportunity to be a hero, their lives are enriched...
Falcons, Crimson Bears put on a hoops show

...Casperson said of Maka. "He is a really great kid, he works hard, and he has battled through injuries. I like that kid a lot. For him to have some success in a big game like that, I am happy for him; he's a really nice kid."The lead...
King's work not yet over

...crime reported in Juneau schools, but as a parent he said he's noticed self-segregation. "My kids associate with kids a lot like them," he shared, adding that he sees it as an area for improvement. Patterson, also on the panel, attended...
Empire Editorial: Commissioner disappointment for a four- or eight-year position might not make sense.Still, we're disappointed. When you promise your kids a puppy for Christmas and that puppy turns out to be made of fabric and fuzz instead of flesh and bone, you should expect...


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