Ben Hohenstatt

Opinion: I agree that Sullivan and Trump should be voted out of office

Kudos to Rich Moniak for his good May 24 article. [Opinion: How Trump’s failures became a story about the ANWR] I also resent the fact… Continue reading

 

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                                School districts throughout the state will put together plans for what the next school year will look like. Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weisse said smaller groups and less mixing are expected to remain important.

Juneau School District readies for summer assignment

Districts will plan for how to safely continue education.

 

In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy listens during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday, May 8, 2020, that an effort to recall Dunleavy can proceed. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen, File)
In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy listens during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday, May 8, 2020, that an effort to recall Dunleavy can proceed. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen, File)
Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Not mailing it in: State’s plan is for primary to proceed as usual with modifications

Early voting and absentee ballots will be options, and there will be PPE at polls.

Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Tongass National Forest sign stands near the Auke Village Recreation Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
                                The Tongass National Forest sign stands near the Auke Village Recreation Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tribes ask feds to stop work on Roadless Rule plan

They want USDA to slow its rollback.

The Tongass National Forest sign stands near the Auke Village Recreation Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
                                The Tongass National Forest sign stands near the Auke Village Recreation Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Southeast artist wins major award

He’s a Tlingit master carver, UAS instructor and his work can be seen around Juneau.

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Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.

Lighthouse-protecting nonprofit isn’t running out of fundraising ideas

With virtually every other event canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit focused on restoring and preserving Alaska’s oldest original lighthouse decided to… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.
Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
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Juneau Assembly calls special COVID-19 meeting

A “hunker down” order and more are on the agenda for Sunday.

An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

85th Annual Tribal Assembly postponed

A new date has not been identified.

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)

Westerdam is no longer coming to Juneau

Meeting includes COVID-19 focus.

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)
Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas High School’s latest play is a murder-driven farce

Clue-neau-Douglas High School theater’s play mixes mystery and comedy.

Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)