Ben Hohenstatt

Former CIA director David Petraeus comes to Juneau

Former CIA director David Petraeus comes to Juneau

He says there’s a looming question the U.S. needs to answer.

Former CIA director David Petraeus comes to Juneau
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speak during the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Centennial Hall. The two governors were part of a panel discussion during the yearly gathering of state-owned investment funds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov says warming Arctic could be good for Alaska

Alaska, Wyoming governors discuss state of the Arctic.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speak during the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds’ annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Centennial Hall. The two governors were part of a panel discussion during the yearly gathering of state-owned investment funds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Glory Hall move is one big step closer to happening

Next step, money for a new facility.

This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)
Vincent Pieribone, Vice President of OceanX, deliveries the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The ocean has a PR problem

Luckily, it has a cutting-edge team for that.

Vincent Pieribone, Vice President of OceanX, deliveries the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Empire Live: Former CIA Director David Petraeus part of panel on global Arctic interests

Empire Live: Former CIA Director David Petraeus part of panel on global Arctic interests

Live coverage of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Empire Live: Former CIA Director David Petraeus part of panel on global Arctic interests
Cellist Zuill Bailey will be the next artistic director for Juneau Jazz & Classics. The decision was announced at Bailey’s concert Saturday, Sept. 7. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
Cellist Zuill Bailey will be the next artistic director for Juneau Jazz & Classics. The decision was announced at Bailey’s concert Saturday, Sept. 7. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
‘Not another penny for dirty energy’: Juneau climate ‘warriors’ urge state fund to stop investing in fossil fuels
‘Not another penny for dirty energy’: Juneau climate ‘warriors’ urge state fund to stop investing in fossil fuels
Empire Live: Climate change rally at the Capitol aims for international audience
Empire Live: Climate change rally at the Capitol aims for international audience
Gov. Mike Dunleavy arrives at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to attend the first day of the 11th annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is the host of the event. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy arrives at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to attend the first day of the 11th annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is the host of the event. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)

Alaska is ‘ground zero’ for climate change

This climate change journalist says we’re running out of time.

Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Petroleum distributor settles with EPA after alleged violations in Juneau

They were accused of violating the federal Clean Air Act.

The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau District Attorney applauds new crime bill

It’s a step in the right direction, she says.

District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)

Air pollution study’s early data surprises researchers and residents

We’re in the final weeks of data collection.

This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)
Handmade guitars, custom fly rods and abstract paintings: Here’s what’s happening for First Friday
Handmade guitars, custom fly rods and abstract paintings: Here’s what’s happening for First Friday
Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)
Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)
Air pollution in Juneau is being tracked in real time. Here’s what the first week shows
Air pollution in Juneau is being tracked in real time. Here’s what the first week shows