Tynly Booth, 8, holds still as Dr. Jessica Branco, of Juneau Pediatric Dentistry, applies a topical flouride varnish during a checkup on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tynly Booth, 8, holds still as Dr. Jessica Branco, of Juneau Pediatric Dentistry, applies a topical flouride varnish during a checkup on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Legislature back in session, women march at Capitol

Best of the week for Jan. 13-19

Best photos for the week of Jan. 13-19 by staff photographer Michael Penn.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Kurt West takes a walk along Channel Drive as the sun rises on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kurt West takes a walk along Channel Drive as the sun rises on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, receives a kiss from his daughter, Adara, before Kiehl is sworn in on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, receives a kiss from his daughter, Adara, before Kiehl is sworn in on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boys Scouts wait to present the colors on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boys Scouts wait to present the colors on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alyssa Fischer sings in the Senate on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alyssa Fischer sings in the Senate on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boy Scout Orion Swanson leads the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boy Scout Orion Swanson leads the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, left, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, take the oath of office on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, left, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, take the oath of office on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Republican Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, seated at the Speaker of the House chair, and Democratic legislators argue over what he can do on the first day of the 31st session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Republican Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, seated at the Speaker of the House chair, and Democratic legislators argue over what he can do on the first day of the 31st session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, steps out of the House chambers to use his cell phone on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, steps out of the House chambers to use his cell phone on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Former Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, is interviewed in front of pictures of former Speakers at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Former Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, is interviewed in front of pictures of former Speakers at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Irene Gallion and Eric Nelson meet with Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy at the 34th Annual Community Welcome Reception at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The reception is funded by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Irene Gallion and Eric Nelson meet with Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy at the 34th Annual Community Welcome Reception at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The reception is funded by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Armenian-American flutist Tigran Arakelyan, the Music Director of the Northwest Mahler Festival in Seattle and the Port Townsend Orchestra, performs a sound check in the Shuká Hít (Ancestors’ House) at the Walter Soboleff Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Armenian-American flutist Tigran Arakelyan, the Music Director of the Northwest Mahler Festival in Seattle and the Port Townsend Orchestra, performs a sound check in the Shuká Hít (Ancestors’ House) at the Walter Soboleff Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A Mt. Roberts Tramway car descends against a colorful surnise on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A Mt. Roberts Tramway car descends against a colorful surnise on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, is interviewed by members of the media outside the House of Representatives chamber after being voted as Speaker Pro Tempore by House members at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, is interviewed by members of the media outside the House of Representatives chamber after being voted as Speaker Pro Tempore by House members at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sharon Jackson, R-Eagle River, right, is congratulated by House members after being sworn into the House District 13 seat on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sharon Jackson, R-Eagle River, right, is congratulated by House members after being sworn into the House District 13 seat on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sharon Jackson receives her desk name plate after being sworn into the House District 13 seat on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sharon Jackson receives her desk name plate after being sworn into the House District 13 seat on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chef Matt Little Dog prepares a bowl of authentic Japanese ramen at Floyd Dryden Middle School as part of Chefs’ Day on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Anchorage chefs visiting the Juneau and Sitka School Districts to introduced new and healthy foods via performance cooking demonstrations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chef Matt Little Dog prepares a bowl of authentic Japanese ramen at Floyd Dryden Middle School as part of Chefs’ Day on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Anchorage chefs visiting the Juneau and Sitka School Districts to introduced new and healthy foods via performance cooking demonstrations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kari Sellars, marketing manager for NANA Management Services, helps sixth-graders Sage Schultz, right, Jaxon Reis in selecting toppings for their authentic Japanese ramen at Floyd Dryden Middle School as part of Chefs’ Day on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Anchorage chefs visiting the Juneau and Sitka School Districts to introduced new and healthy foods via performance cooking demonstrations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kari Sellars, marketing manager for NANA Management Services, helps sixth-graders Sage Schultz, right, Jaxon Reis in selecting toppings for their authentic Japanese ramen at Floyd Dryden Middle School as part of Chefs’ Day on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Anchorage chefs visiting the Juneau and Sitka School Districts to introduced new and healthy foods via performance cooking demonstrations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Chance Turinsky, left, drives past Homer’s Isaiah Nevak at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Chance Turinsky, left, drives past Homer’s Isaiah Nevak at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Bill Bosse, right, moves the puck against Homer’s Ethan Pitzman at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Bill Bosse, right, moves the puck against Homer’s Ethan Pitzman at Treadwell Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. JDHS won 4-3 in overtime. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kyle Farley-Robinson, left, Jon Hays, center, and Dr. Alexander Tutunov play Romance And Waltz For Six Hands Piano by Sergei Rachmaninoff during the Juneau Piano Series featuring Dr. Tutunov at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kyle Farley-Robinson, left, Jon Hays, center, and Dr. Alexander Tutunov play Romance And Waltz For Six Hands Piano by Sergei Rachmaninoff during the Juneau Piano Series featuring Dr. Tutunov at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Susan Brouillette attends with Native women holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Susan Brouillette attends with Native women holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Justin McDonald attends with Native women holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Justin McDonald attends with Native women holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Scenes from the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Scenes from the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tania Lewis attends the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tania Lewis attends the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Native women hold up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Native women hold up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Commissioner Designee Bruce Tangeman presents bills to pay residents cut PFD funds as Gov. Mike Dunleavy watches during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Commissioner Designee Bruce Tangeman presents bills to pay residents cut PFD funds as Gov. Mike Dunleavy watches during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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