Ben Hohenstatt

Senate Finance member Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, center, studies the FY20 Budget during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, left, and Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, right, listen in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senate Finance member Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, center, studies the FY20 Budget during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, left, and Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, right, listen in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Special session starts with a manic Monday

All roads — and planes — may lead to Wednesday.

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, present one of three papers as Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, listens during a Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group at the Capitol on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislators call for PFD ‘grand compromise’

Protecting the Permanent Fund will mean give and take.

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, present one of three papers as Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, listens during a Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group at the Capitol on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Freshman legislators Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau; and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; reflected on what’s happened so far during a regular and special session and what they’re looking forward to working on next. (Michael Penn| Juneau Empire File)
Freshman legislators Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau; and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; reflected on what’s happened so far during a regular and special session and what they’re looking forward to working on next. (Michael Penn| Juneau Empire File)
Game On announced July 3 that the video game store in Nugget Mall was closing. The closure was caused by both financial and family challenges, according co-owner Casey Harris. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

LGBTQ-friendly video game store closes

Despite Kicksterter campaign, it’s game over for Game On.

Game On announced July 3 that the video game store in Nugget Mall was closing. The closure was caused by both financial and family challenges, according co-owner Casey Harris. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Capitol will be the site of a rally Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Veto override rally shaping up to be big

Handful of organizations plan demonstration for Monday

The Alaska State Capitol will be the site of a rally Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown through support from the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown through support from the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. There are proposals for a New JACC and renovated Centennial Hall, but when work would happen and how it would be funded are still being decided. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. There are proposals for a New JACC and renovated Centennial Hall, but when work would happen and how it would be funded are still being decided. (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)

Perseverance Theatre announces 2 new hires

Theater fills interim artistic director and managing director roles

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

Capitol columns get some care

Here’s what’s going on.

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Douglas neighborhood doesn’t want to lose another place to tourists

Neighbors share traffic, crowding and environmental concerns.

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Live: Neighborhood association weighs in on proposed Eaglecrest plans

Live updates from the neighborhood meeting

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Summertime radness? Eaglecrest seeks public feedback on adventure center idea

They’ll be at chamber luncheons, neighborhood meetings and public venues.

Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Live: Committee to take New JACC and Centennial Action, hear about Eaglecrest plans

Live updates from the Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting

Capitol Live: Juneau delegation responds to governor’s vetoes

They weigh in on a budget that will impact all Alaskans