Ben Hohenstatt

Hip Hop duo of Arias “A.J.” Hoyle and Chris Talley perform an opening act before Khu.eex’ performance at Centennial Hall on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Both young artists will be part of an Alaskan contingent traveling to Austin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Hip Hop duo of Arias “A.J.” Hoyle and Chris Talley perform an opening act before Khu.eex’ performance at Centennial Hall on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Both young artists will be part of an Alaskan contingent traveling to Austin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Steven DeVoss, manager of Korea Garden on Front Street, puts up a sign to closed his business before noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Power is back for downtown Juneau

Outage lasted just over two hours.

Steven DeVoss, manager of Korea Garden on Front Street, puts up a sign to closed his business before noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Puff, puff passed: Juneau Assembly OKs onsite pot smoking

If you want to smoke, take it outside.

Hotel-motel tax could increase to fund Centennial Hall fixes

It could appear on upcoming ballot.

Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, listens during a House floor session Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Divided House leads to ‘disappointing’ day

Thirty-three were present, 30 votes were needed.

Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, listens during a House floor session Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks in favor of a senate bill that would reverse “the sweep” during a Senate floor session Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Senate approves ‘reverse sweep’ and capital budget bill

Accounting concern is sweeping the state.

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks in favor of a senate bill that would reverse “the sweep” during a Senate floor session Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Perseverance Theatre in Douglas was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith and is currently led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii and Managing Director Frank Delaney. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Perseverance Theatre in Douglas was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith and is currently led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii and Managing Director Frank Delaney. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)