Ben Hohenstatt

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Short outage leaves areas throughout Juneau without power

A power outage briefly left areas around Juneau without power Thursday morning.

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tourism task force meeting canceled

Weather cited as the cause.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Theater Review: Despite Disney-fied qualities, ‘Silent Sky’ has charm

The Disney-fied qualities that got under my skin should make it an absolute home run with youth.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Egan-Yandukin intersection’s future is in the works

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.

Empire Live: CBJ committee hears about Egan intersection project

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.

Juneau, like the rest of the state has seen a declining population in recent years, according to a report from the Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Population continues to decline in Southeast and state

Decline percentages were nearly identical.

Juneau, like the rest of the state has seen a declining population in recent years, according to a report from the Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

‘What we used to have’: Locals testify about need to regulate tourism

Should the city cap number of cruise ship visitors to Juneau?

City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Glacier in retreat: What the Taku is teaching us about climate change

A changing climate has caught up with the glacier.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Empire Live: Visitor Industry Task Force hears from the public

It’s the first public input meeting, here’s what people are saying.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

House-passed bill could lead to PFAS cleanup

It needs to get past the Senate and President, too.

Ron Laiti drops his ballot into a ballot box after voting in the Douglas Indian Association’s election on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ron Laiti drops his ballot into a ballot box after voting in the Douglas Indian Association’s election on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Empire Live: Here’s what’s new with Perseverance Theatre

Theater leaders talk at chamber meeting.

Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Theater leaders discuss Perseverance’s finances and future

Money’s in the bank, and bills are being paid, manging director said.

Inari Kylänen stands near her painting, “Act of Doing Nothing is Still an Act II The Southern Border” during an opening reception for the new exhibition “A Nation of Immigrants” Friday, Jan. 3, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Inari Kylänen stands near her painting, “Act of Doing Nothing is Still an Act II The Southern Border” during an opening reception for the new exhibition “A Nation of Immigrants” Friday, Jan. 3, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)