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Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress

Some buildings need a new coat of paint. Some are mere shells. The parking meters are wrapped in shrouds, the cigarette butt bins sometimes catch fire, and it isn't always easy for business owners to improve their properties.
How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness classes and through the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop program.? Contact Outdoors writer Mary Catharine Martin at or at 523-2276.
Empire Editorial: We can fix Juneau's homeless problems

...along Thane Road.It's time for a new solution.In today's Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly, reporter Mary Catharine Martin discusses a potential fix for Juneau's homeless problem.If the Glory Hole forbids intoxicated residents, why...
First comes housing

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau.
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

Archaeological records and cultural memory indicate that in addition to being more abundant in Southeast Alaska, herring spawning locations were once more consistent.
Time to start picking

The blueberries are here early, and they're here in big, juicy spades. To blueberry aficionados, they seem more abundant this year than the previous five.
On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

J.P. and Chris hang out around Pocket Park most days. They're both from Southeast Alaska - J.P was born at Bartlett and raised in Sitka, and Chris has family in Angoon and Hoonah - and call each other brothers.
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

While whales are not to blame for the decline of herring in places like Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound, they may be keeping depleted stocks down.
Urban Decay

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part two will appear in the July 23 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.
Herring search spans millennia

Southeast Alaska's Pacific herring populations seem to be on the rebound, but even in fisheries regarded as healthy, some contend herring are significantly depleted from historical levels indicated by archaeological records and cultural memory.


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