Best of August 2017

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Ultramarathon runner Houston Laws takes Sadie for a run along the Grandchild Peaks Trail on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

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Ultramarathon runner Houston Laws stops to take a picture with Sadie during a run up Grandchild Peaks Trail on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

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A brown bear on the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Bear viewing at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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A brown bear on the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Devra Goldberg, visiting from Michigan, rejoices in the sun while wearing a sun shirt in front of the Del Sol shop on South Franklin Street on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Goldberg said she would receive a tote bag from the shop if she wore the shirt outside the shop for 10 minutes.

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Trina Wade, onsite manager to Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory, walks visitor along the trail to view black and brown bears on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Tami Conner and Trina Wade persaude a brown bear to move off the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Dr. Nathan Peimann rows back to the North Douglas Boat Launch at sunset on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Heather Hardcastle holds a diversity sign while attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

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James Barrett sits handcuffed in front of his house at 401 Harris Street as Juneau police officers search the residence on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

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Marisol Ortiz Torres holds her new national flag during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Robert Boochever Federal Courthouse in Juneau on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

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Prepared with their solar glasses, twins Theo and Sally Everson, 11, take in Juneau’s liquid sunshine while attending the solar eclipse viewing event at the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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Crossing Guard Kevin Williams, of Goldbelt Security, smiles as he helps cruise ship visitors cross Marine Way on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Williams said, “I love my job. I look at the people as my kids. I meet people, I keep people safe as best as I can and it helps me provide for my daughters. If I can keep traffic moving, I’m a happy guy.”

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Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott embrace after filing for re-election at the state's election office in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Former Juneau Mayor and state attorney general Bruce Botelho, right, watched the pair file.

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, talks about living in a homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

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Juneau-Douglas' Lance Galletes-Fenumiai attempts to hurdle Ketchikan's AJ Malouf at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. JDHS won 32-8.

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Thunder Mountain's Jacob Tapia knocks a pass away from Kodiak's Walter Brewer at TMHS on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. TMHS won 14-7.

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, talks about living in a homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

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Hailey Thornton receives a kiss from her father, Justin, after he dropped her off at her second grade class on the first day of the school at Riverbend Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

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Trevin Carlie and Sharon Burns show their excitement about silver salmon caught during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Michael Clemens and Dawn Jeroux with one of their silver salmon during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Empire photographer Michael Penn's best photos of August 2017.

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