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Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, left, and Gov. Bill Walker pass Mike Dunleavy’s name plate during a Special Native Issues Forum for governor candidates at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Libertarian candidate Billy Toien, out of picture to the left, requested the name plate. Dunleavy did not attend the forum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Governor candidates critical as Dunleavy misses forum

Tuesday’s gubernatorial forum was almost more about who wasn’t there than it was about who was there.

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, left, and Gov. Bill Walker pass Mike Dunleavy’s name plate during a Special Native Issues Forum for governor candidates at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Libertarian candidate Billy Toien, out of picture to the left, requested the name plate. Dunleavy did not attend the forum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fall Freakshow concert brings metal acts to the JACC

Fall Freakshow concert brings metal acts to the JACC

BY BEN HOHENSTATT Capital City Weekly • Contact arts and culture reporter Ben Hohenstatt at 523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @capweekly.… Continue reading

Fall Freakshow concert brings metal acts to the JACC
Abigail Taylor-Roth at Colby College in fall of 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Brenda Taylor)

Juneau graduate applies STEM in the real-world, at abuse shelter

This is the first in an occasional series in which we invite Juneau School District graduates to explain how they are incorporating their interest in… Continue reading

Abigail Taylor-Roth at Colby College in fall of 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Brenda Taylor)
The Nude & Rude Revue burlesque troupe prepares to kick off its opening number. Core members are Taylor Vidic, Kelsey Riker, Anya Absten and Alyssa Kane. The burlesque performers are in the swing of a West Coast tour that includes three performances in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

His and her-lesque: Nude & Rude Revue perform in Juneau

Feather boas and David Bowie came together Thursday, The Nude & Rude Revue, a Skagway-based burlesque troupe, brought glitzy routines and glam rock covers to… Continue reading

The Nude & Rude Revue burlesque troupe prepares to kick off its opening number. Core members are Taylor Vidic, Kelsey Riker, Anya Absten and Alyssa Kane. The burlesque performers are in the swing of a West Coast tour that includes three performances in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Photos: Who’s Your Diva?

Photos: Who’s Your Diva?

Seven contestants compete in Juneau Lyric Opera’s “Who’s Your Diva?” at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Contact Staff Photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262… Continue reading

Photos: Who’s Your Diva?
Andi Story is running for Alaska House District 34. (Michael Pennn | Juneau Empire)

Obama endorses two Alaskans, including Andi Story, for statehouse

The House District 34 candidate said it’s ‘great’ to have endorsement

Andi Story is running for Alaska House District 34. (Michael Pennn | Juneau Empire)
Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Early voting numbers surpass 2017 total

If early voting numbers are any indication, turnout could be on the rise during this election season.

Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated this weekend after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Notorious downtown house vacated

The house at 401 Harris Street was vacated after a judge ordered its residents to leave due to code and safety violations.

Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated this weekend after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. As of Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard had rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

3 missing after Lituya Bay helicopter crash

A boy has been rescued, but the U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for two adults and a child.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. As of Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard had rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

Search suspended for helicopter crash victims

After a day and a half of searching, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for three potential survivors of a helicopter crash near Lituya Bay.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)
Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood leads South Anchorage’s Ava Earl in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I girls state cross country meet at the Bartlett High School running trails on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

JDHS girls XC claim first state championship in 23 years

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team completed the leap of a lifetime on Saturday afternoon at Bartlett High School. A year after finishing… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood leads South Anchorage’s Ava Earl in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I girls state cross country meet at the Bartlett High School running trails on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)

Local nurses help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Two public health nurses from Juneau are helping in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)
Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett

Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett

Juneau United’s season drew to a close on Saturday night with a 65-12 loss to Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The unified football team finishes… Continue reading

Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett
Children run into Project Playground during a grand reopening at Twin Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Community celebrates new-and-improved Project Playground

More than a year after it burned down, a Project Playground reopened Saturday.

Children run into Project Playground during a grand reopening at Twin Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Katy Giorgio, president for Orpheus Project and producer for the upcoming “Princess Sophia” opera, speaks in front of a slide of Vanderbilt Reef, where the Princess Sophia sunk in 1918. The opera, which opens on the 100th anniversary of the wreck that claimed at least 350 lives, was the subject of an Evening at Egan lecture series talk. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

5 takeways from Princess Sophia opera Evening at Egan

Katy Giorgio spoke Friday at University of Alaska Southeast for the Evening at Egan lecture series about the “Princess Sophia” opera.

Katy Giorgio, president for Orpheus Project and producer for the upcoming “Princess Sophia” opera, speaks in front of a slide of Vanderbilt Reef, where the Princess Sophia sunk in 1918. The opera, which opens on the 100th anniversary of the wreck that claimed at least 350 lives, was the subject of an Evening at Egan lecture series talk. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Protesters challenge Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote

Correction: Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to replace retired Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, not deceased justice Antonin Scalia. This article has been updated to reflect… Continue reading

Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees Kim Raum-Suryan, left, Alicia Schuler, middle, and Aleria Jensen speak to Sayeik Gastineau Community School students about ocean conservancy on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Gastineau is one of two Juneau schools to start an Ocean Guardian program, which will work to clean up local shorelines and advocate for ocean issues. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Juneau schools launch Ocean Guardian program to combat marine mess

Students at Sayéik Gastineau Community School rummaged through trash at a school assembly on Friday. A shark, a dolphin, a salmon and a warrior looked… Continue reading

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees Kim Raum-Suryan, left, Alicia Schuler, middle, and Aleria Jensen speak to Sayeik Gastineau Community School students about ocean conservancy on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Gastineau is one of two Juneau schools to start an Ocean Guardian program, which will work to clean up local shorelines and advocate for ocean issues. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

West Douglas road leads to future

City officials hope the road will serve as the foundation of development on the backside of Douglas.

Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov accepts climate change plan

Gov accepts climate change plan

The non-binding plan calls for carbon tax, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Gov accepts climate change plan
A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard, CCFR get patient from cruise ship to hospital

The U.S. Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue had to work together Thursday to get a cruise passenger off his ship and to the hospital

A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)