Ben Hohenstatt

Gov. Mike Dunleavy arrives at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to attend the first day of the 11th annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is the host of the event. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy arrives at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to attend the first day of the 11th annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is the host of the event. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University)
Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)

Alaska is ‘ground zero’ for climate change

This climate change journalist says we’re running out of time.

Daniel Grossman, an award-winning climate change journalist, visits a dead forest in Brazil. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel Grossman)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Petroleum distributor settles with EPA after alleged violations in Juneau

They were accused of violating the federal Clean Air Act.

The Delta Western, Inc. facility on Mt. Roberts Street as pictured in this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, photo was the site of an alleged Clean Air Act violation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau District Attorney applauds new crime bill

It’s a step in the right direction, she says.

District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks with Assembly member Wade Bryson after her Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)

Air pollution study’s early data surprises researchers and residents

We’re in the final weeks of data collection.

This screenshot, taken Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from the PurpleAir website, shows how monitors record and report data in real time. (Courtesy photo)
Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)
Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)
Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. hosts international summit in Juneau

Representatives from over 30 countries will be here.

Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Kristina Paulick), William Barfee (Nomi Saxton), Chip Tolentino (Zebadiah Bodine) and Leaf Coneybear (Felix Thillet) covet a trophy held aloft by Rona Liza Perretti (Jess Skiba) during rehearsals for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Kristina Paulick), William Barfee (Nomi Saxton), Chip Tolentino (Zebadiah Bodine) and Leaf Coneybear (Felix Thillet) covet a trophy held aloft by Rona Liza Perretti (Jess Skiba) during rehearsals for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Grammy award-winner Zuill Bailey will be part of an international night of music Saturday at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
Grammy award-winner Zuill Bailey will be part of an international night of music Saturday at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
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