Ben Hohenstatt

The guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, left, is underway in formation with the littoral combat ship USS Independence on the final leg of its three-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. The USS Zumwalt arrived in Ketchikan Saturday. (Courtesy Photo |U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume)

Navy’s high-tech warship makes first trip to Alaska, stops in Ketchikan

Trip offers chance for training and public tours.

 

A cruise ship passenger photographs the Radiance of the Seas in Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City and cruise line make lawsuit settlement official

Both sides said they’re happy it’s over.

 

Jerry Godkin, vice chair of the airport board, speaks during a joint meeting between the Juneau International Airport Board and the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly joint meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Major project waiting in the wings for the airport

North terminal work could start this time next year.

 

Yakutat’s Janie Jensen, bottom, and Skagway’s Tiffanie Ames dive for a loose ball during their women’s bracket game at the Lions Club’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Early leads turn in to victories in Thursday’s Gold Medal games

Fast-paced offence ruled the mid-day games.

Yakutat’s Janie Jensen, bottom, and Skagway’s Tiffanie Ames dive for a loose ball during their women’s bracket game at the Lions Club’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gwaii Edenshaw, co-director and co-writer of the Haida-language film “SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife )” said the efforts of language preservationists and the knowledge of fluent speakers were indispensable when making his movie. ( Courtesy Photo | Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International)
Gwaii Edenshaw, co-director and co-writer of the Haida-language film “SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife )” said the efforts of language preservationists and the knowledge of fluent speakers were indispensable when making his movie. ( Courtesy Photo | Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International)
Matt Walker said he started growing his beard about 17 years ago when his then-girlfriend and now-wife said it looked like he could grow a beard. He’s now spearheading the creation of Juneau Beard Club. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Matt Walker said he started growing his beard about 17 years ago when his then-girlfriend and now-wife said it looked like he could grow a beard. He’s now spearheading the creation of Juneau Beard Club. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Lance Stevens, hospital board president, speaks during a joint meeting with the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

State budget uncertainty hangs over hospital

Proposed Medicaid cuts could have direct and indirect effects.

Lance Stevens, hospital board president, speaks during a joint meeting with the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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Going to bat for Juneau’s winged mammals

They’re waiting in the wings.

Manic Monday keeps Gold Medal Basketball Tournament rolling

Hoonah, Angoon and Haines all had Monday games

Classic album to be performed by Juneau band

News briefs for the week of March 13, 2019.

Myrna Gardner, tribal partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Alaska’s low census response rate is costing the state millions every year during a presentation at Southeast Housing Summit, Thursday, March 14, 2019. *Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Myrna Gardner, tribal partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Alaska’s low census response rate is costing the state millions every year during a presentation at Southeast Housing Summit, Thursday, March 14, 2019. *Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District School Board Vice President Dan DeBartolo looks at his meeting packet during budget discussions Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Marathon school board meeting results in budget amendments, heated special education funding talk

Juneau School District Board of Education had its work cut out for it.

Juneau School District School Board Vice President Dan DeBartolo looks at his meeting packet during budget discussions Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Scott Ciambor, chief housing gfficer for the City and Borough of Juneau and board chair for the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, speaks at the Southeast Housing Summit at the Baranof Hotel on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The summit is a two-day program organized by the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New housing summit looks at housing problems, solutions in Southeast

What’s being done and what resources are available?

Scott Ciambor, chief housing gfficer for the City and Borough of Juneau and board chair for the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, speaks at the Southeast Housing Summit at the Baranof Hotel on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The summit is a two-day program organized by the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt talks during a special town hall meeting about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget and how its cuts would affect Juneau, March 11, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

City: Proposed state budget would cost Juneau millions, and its schools even more

Don’t panic, but consider sending an email, city officials say.

City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt talks during a special town hall meeting about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget and how its cuts would affect Juneau, March 11, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)