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MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
Centennial Hall’s needs are one of the main points of tonight’s meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Live: Meeting focuses on Centennial Hall and New JACC

Live updates from tonight’s special public works and facilities meeting

Centennial Hall’s needs are one of the main points of tonight’s meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Live: Rally to stop Pebble Mine permitting happening outside Sen. Murkowski’s office
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Live: Rally to stop Pebble Mine permitting happening outside Sen. Murkowski’s office
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Talkin’ pot shop: Onsite consumption will get more consideration
Talkin’ pot shop: Onsite consumption will get more consideration
Champions of the Rainbow: Three Juneau LGBTQ+ advocates recognized for activism
Champions of the Rainbow: Three Juneau LGBTQ+ advocates recognized for activism
Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Perseverance Theatre’s artistic director is leaving this summer

Big changes at Alaska’s largest professional theater.

Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The city-owned boat launch at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The city-owned boat launch at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Find out the latest about Juneau’s docks and harbors

Live updates from Port Director Carl Uchytil’s chamber presentation

Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)
FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

Rural Tennessee has electricity for the same reason Southeast Alaska has totem parks — the New Deal.

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau
This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
This Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map shows PFAS sites through Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
Eaglecrests’ 3 newly appointed board members all interested in summer expansion
Eaglecrests’ 3 newly appointed board members all interested in summer expansion
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

DNA may show lasting impact of colonization

The study is now accepting volunteers.

Ripan Malhi, principle investigator and professor of genomic biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, speaks during an interview on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, on collaborating with Sealaska Heritage Institute on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A bear-costumed employee from Holland America Line’s Noordam cruise ship checks his phone between sessions being photographed with arriving visitors at Marine Park in this June 2015 photo. 5G mobile network service which GCI announced Tuesday is coming to Alaska, will result in faster device speeds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A bear-costumed employee from Holland America Line’s Noordam cruise ship checks his phone between sessions being photographed with arriving visitors at Marine Park in this June 2015 photo. 5G mobile network service which GCI announced Tuesday is coming to Alaska, will result in faster device speeds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
New Assembly members split on annexation

New Assembly members split on annexation

It was divisive then and it’s divisive now.

New Assembly members split on annexation