Ben Hohenstatt

Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Amalga Harbor plan OK’d with some big changes

Not everyone pleased with the outcome.

Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Docks and harbors board makes Amalga Harbor decision

Live updates from tonight’s meeting

Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress

Here’s the latest news about Juneau’s backyard glacier.

U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Live: What’s going on with the Mendenhall master plan?

Live updates for the chamber luncheon

U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo taken April 13, 2017, Brady Fink, center, and Dave Edmunds, left, are watched by Engineer Lance Lawhorne as they update their airport rescue firefighting skills at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. A potentially harmful chemical was detected at the center after soil and water testing at the center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Water and soil testing shows signs of contamination

Chemicals are not near known sources of drinking water.

In this file photo taken April 13, 2017, Brady Fink, center, and Dave Edmunds, left, are watched by Engineer Lance Lawhorne as they update their airport rescue firefighting skills at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. A potentially harmful chemical was detected at the center after soil and water testing at the center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue is taking over City and Borough of Juneau’s sleep off program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Capital City Fire/Rescue set to takeover sleep off program

And it won’t cost any extra money.

Capital City Fire/Rescue is taking over City and Borough of Juneau’s sleep off program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Wednesday he signed a bill that extends the term of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Wednesday he signed a bill that extends the term of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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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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)