Ben Hohenstatt

Absentee and questioned ballots count changes outcome for bonds proposition

Absentee and questioned ballots say yes for Prop 2.

Juneau’s Cooper Kriegmont runs against Bartlett’s Kainoa Duarte at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Juneau won 67-24. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tilt against Bartlett won’t be the Huskies last home game

Big win sets up first home Juneau playoff game in 8 years

Juneau’s Cooper Kriegmont runs against Bartlett’s Kainoa Duarte at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Juneau won 67-24. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cash only? Bill could change the way Southeast’s marijuana businesses work

SAFE Banking Act might be the end of cash-only operations.

Mud splatters across the face of Alexander Andrews, 7, as he finishes second in the Douglas Dirt Derby Youth Bike Race for 5 to 7-year-olds at Savikko Park and the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event was organized by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

It was mind over splatter in Douglas bike race

Colorful bikes and helmets under gray skies.

Mud splatters across the face of Alexander Andrews, 7, as he finishes second in the Douglas Dirt Derby Youth Bike Race for 5 to 7-year-olds at Savikko Park and the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event was organized by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department is looking for a man JPD suspects of breaking into a downtown business and stealing more than $5,000 worth of controlled drugs. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

JPD seeks information about drugstore burglar

Juneau Police Department is looking for a man suspected of stealing more than $5,000 in medications from a downtown drugstore. An unknown suspect broke into… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department is looking for a man JPD suspects of breaking into a downtown business and stealing more than $5,000 worth of controlled drugs. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Paul Neal walks his dog, Taku, along the downtown waterfront during the first snow of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Snow could possibly fall this week, but a meteorologist said it doesn’t seem likely. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Snow possible, but unlikely this week

Snow time like the present.

Paul Neal walks his dog, Taku, along the downtown waterfront during the first snow of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Snow could possibly fall this week, but a meteorologist said it doesn’t seem likely. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rosita Worl, president of Sealaska Heritage Institute, gives a presentation at the “Sharing Our Knowledge” on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, on blood quantum and how it relates to enrollment of shareholders in Native corporations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Blood simple: Is it time to rethink how Native is defined?

It’s a problem facing many Native organizations.

Rosita Worl, president of Sealaska Heritage Institute, gives a presentation at the “Sharing Our Knowledge” on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, on blood quantum and how it relates to enrollment of shareholders in Native corporations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Downtown bookstore is on the move

They’re booking it from Front Street.

New-look, younger Assembly will shape future close votes

There’s been a lot of turnover.

Voter participation turns out to be about average

Not the best, but not the worst.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rarely documented Tlingit tools were used to hunt

This conference talk got to the point.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the Alaska State Museum, displays a plastic replica of a Tlingit throwing stick before his presentation on spear throwing with Richard VanderHoek, State Archaeologist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Office of History and Archaeology, as part of the Sharing Our Knowledge conference on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Language, culture take center stage at conference opening

Academics, artists and indigenous people from throughout the state and Canada converged Thursday morning in Juneau.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

After 135 years away, it came back to Southeast Alaska.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theater Review: ‘Devilfish’ is a hell of a play

Perseverance Theatre’s latest swings for the fences and connects.

Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Peter Metcalfe speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about the upcoming “Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian Tribes & Clans” to be held in Juneau Sept. 26-29. Metcalfe has been involved in the conference since it’s inception. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Peter Metcalfe speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about the upcoming “Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian Tribes & Clans” to be held in Juneau Sept. 26-29. Metcalfe has been involved in the conference since it’s inception. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)