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Remembering Reynaldo Caparas, Juneau’s DMV guy

Caparas’ daughter, Marina Banks, says that of all the things her dad was to her and to the community, he would really love to be remembered as “the DMV guy.”
the tail of an Alaska Airlines plane

Alaska Airlines lifts mask requirement

For two years, the airline required passengers to wear masks while in flight.
A cruise ship with a mountain in the background.

New from the CDC: Even if you’re vaccinated, you should avoid cruise ship travel

There are almost 100 ships with COVID-19 on board that the CDC is currently investigating.
Candles lit on a table with cookies and flowers.

Support is here for Alaskans who have experienced the loss of an infant or pregnancy

It’s impossible to know how many pregnancies end in miscarriage because it can happen before someone even knows they’re pregnant. The March of Dimes has been tracking this issue for generations and estimates it could be as high as 50%. That means that someone you know has probably experienced pregnancy loss. But until this year, there was no official support group in Juneau for people who had experienced the loss of a pregnancy or an infant.
A woman in a jacket and hat holds a turkey.

‘Turkey shoot’ raises funds for raising farm animals and awareness about where our food comes from

What's a turkey shoot? Well, a photoshoot with a turkey of course.
A cruise ship docked, with a mountainous backdrop, on a sunny day.

The last cruise ship of Juneau’s short, reduced season has come and gone

More than 70 large ships and 20 small ships docked in Juneau during the shortened season, bringing over 123,000 people to town. That’s less than 10% of the number of passengers that came during 2019, the last season before the COVID-19 pandemic.