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Director Leslie Ishii, right, works with actress Jennifer Bobiwash during Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard in September 2019. After serving as the theater’s interim artistic director since July, Ishii has been selected to be the permanent replacement for former artistic director Art Rotch. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Director Leslie Ishii, right, works with actress Jennifer Bobiwash during Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard in September 2019. After serving as the theater’s interim artistic director since July, Ishii has been selected to be the permanent replacement for former artistic director Art Rotch. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaskan Brewing Co. employees pour a sample of a new spruce cherry grapefruit hard seltzer at the Imperial Saloon, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Alaskan Brewing Co. employees pour a sample of a new spruce cherry grapefruit hard seltzer at the Imperial Saloon, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
A panel of men discuss the role they can play in breaking cycles of domestic violence during a domestic violence awareness summit at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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Empire Live: Panel examines the role men play in ending domestic violence

Summit speakers acknowledge issue, discuss solutions.

A panel of men discuss the role they can play in breaking cycles of domestic violence during a domestic violence awareness summit at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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Emily Edenshaw, Business and Economic Development Director for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, seen in this December 2018 photo, is both a domestic violence survivor and an organizer of a domestic violence awareness summit. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Emily Edenshaw, Business and Economic Development Director for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, seen in this December 2018 photo, is both a domestic violence survivor and an organizer of a domestic violence awareness summit. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dr. John Geyman will give three public speeches about health care reform this week while visiting Juneau from Washington state. (Courtesy Photo | John Geyman)
Dr. John Geyman will give three public speeches about health care reform this week while visiting Juneau from Washington state. (Courtesy Photo | John Geyman)

Small Southeast city tries for big borough

It would be the biggest borough in Southeast Alaska.

Recently, several businesses have moved out of the Triangle Building, which was built in the late ’20s, and is located at the corner of Franklin and Front Streets. Business owners said possible rent increases and building conditions are among the reasons for the moves. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Recently, several businesses have moved out of the Triangle Building, which was built in the late ’20s, and is located at the corner of Franklin and Front Streets. Business owners said possible rent increases and building conditions are among the reasons for the moves. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo | Patrick Semansky, File)

Empire Live: Violence against Native women and children is glaring issue with complicated facets

Journalists, lawyers, and law enforcement officials talk about tangled jurisdictional problem in Alaska

In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo | Patrick Semansky, File)
Dorothy Thomson stands while giving a thumbs down as Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of Alaska Address during the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlined plans aimed at improving public safety in rural Alaska during a speech Thursday to a major gathering of Alaska Natives that was interrupted by protests.(Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Dunleavy draws both protests and applause at AFN

Speech commits to smoother budget process going forward.

Dorothy Thomson stands while giving a thumbs down as Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of Alaska Address during the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlined plans aimed at improving public safety in rural Alaska during a speech Thursday to a major gathering of Alaska Natives that was interrupted by protests.(Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)
A flowering cannabis plant at Rainforest Farms in Juneau in November 2016. City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to protest Rainforest Farms’ cultivation and retail licenses in light of unpaid sales taxes.
A flowering cannabis plant at Rainforest Farms in Juneau in November 2016. City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to protest Rainforest Farms’ cultivation and retail licenses in light of unpaid sales taxes.
Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Christopher Koch is one of three finalists for the Juneau Symphony’s artistic director opening. He will lead the season-opening program “Passion & Longing.” (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)

Something to Tchaik-out this weekend

Juneau Symphony’s upcoming season will offer a glimpse of seasons to come.

Christopher Koch is one of three finalists for the Juneau Symphony’s artistic director opening. He will lead the season-opening program “Passion & Longing.” (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)

These two task forces could shape what summers in Juneau are like

There’s now Visitor Industry and Eaglecrest Summer Operations task forces.

An agenda every Alaskan would find interesting

Government is taking center stage.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Forbidden Peak’s hopping grand opening

A crowd gathered for Juneau’s newest brewery.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
St. Vincent de Paul Society was awarded the contract to operate City and Borough of Juneau’s emergency warming shelter and plans to operate it a building located on Teal Street in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Warming center is heading to the Valley

Will people warm up to the new location?

St. Vincent de Paul Society was awarded the contract to operate City and Borough of Juneau’s emergency warming shelter and plans to operate it a building located on Teal Street in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, Greg Smith, Wade Bryson and Carole Triem watch results come in at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, Greg Smith, Wade Bryson and Carole Triem watch results come in at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A protest against the proposed regulations by Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decorate the walls of the during First Friday on Oct. 4, 2019. They weren’t the only ones to share an opinion. During a public comment period, 1,274 pages of comments were submitted. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A protest against the proposed regulations by Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decorate the walls of the during First Friday on Oct. 4, 2019. They weren’t the only ones to share an opinion. During a public comment period, 1,274 pages of comments were submitted. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)