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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

Downtown bookstore is on the move

They’re booking it from Front Street.

Downtown bookstore is on the move
Weekend guide: A disco free skate, a spooky drawing workshop and pumpkin patch fundraiser
Weekend guide: A disco free skate, a spooky drawing workshop and pumpkin patch fundraiser
Leading the way: Meet the young Native actor anchoring Juneau world premieres
Leading the way: Meet the young Native actor anchoring Juneau world premieres
New-look, younger Assembly will shape future close votes

New-look, younger Assembly will shape future close votes

There’s been a lot of turnover.

New-look, younger Assembly will shape future close votes
Voter participation turns out to be about average

Voter participation turns out to be about average

Not the best, but not the worst.

Voter participation turns out to be about average
Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel
Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel
Firefighters respond to early morning flames in Mendenhall Valley
Firefighters respond to early morning flames in Mendenhall Valley
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

Language, culture take center stage at conference opening

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

Language, culture take center stage at conference opening
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)
Drawn together by dinosaurs: Paleontologist and artist are longtime collaborators

Drawn together by dinosaurs: Paleontologist and artist are longtime collaborators

A Smithsonian director and punny T-shirt artist work well together.

Drawn together by dinosaurs: Paleontologist and artist are longtime collaborators
Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Thousands of dollars are being spent on campaigns for and against the New JACC

Bumper stickers, signs and ads come at a price.

Election officials wait for voters in the Municipal Election at the Nugget Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Estimates indicate Alaska has registered 109 percent of its eligible voters. This year’s election will be Oct. 1, and groups are spending in support or opposition of ballot measures. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Community Foundation names 2019’s philanthropist of the year

Juneau Community Foundation names 2019’s philanthropist of the year

After 40 years, she’s still supporting projects.

Juneau Community Foundation names 2019’s philanthropist of the year
Cheryl and Henry Jebe pose with their Tesla Model X as Juneau residents meet for the sixth annual Electric Vehicle Juneau Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cheryl and Henry Jebe pose with their Tesla Model X as Juneau residents meet for the sixth annual Electric Vehicle Juneau Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)