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Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015 Fairbanks Wednesday, Klass said though she was in the room when her husband got the call from arts council chairman Ben Brown, Soos didn't tell her what had been said before handing her the phone, and she was completely taken by surprise...
Parnell's board reappointments include Juneau's Zachary Jones and Ben Brown

On July 1, Gov. Sean Parnell announced appointments to five state boards. Two local men, Zachary Jones and Ben Brown, were on his list of reappointments.Jones was reappointed to the State Historical Records Advisory Board. He is the...
Valley Dem clear for election

...declaration of candidacy, they must provide "clear and convincing" evidence to the director of the DOE to be allowed to run. Ben Brown, the communications coordinator for the Capital City Republicans, said the DOE should have required something independently...
Perseverance Theatre's ASTI program begins July 12

...Rough co-founder Katie Jensen as Masha; Perseverance company member Enrique Bravo as her young boyfriend, Spike; and Ben Brown and Patricia Hull as Masha's siblings, Vanya and Sonia.For more information visit
Letter: Re: Ben Brown's Commentary

Ben Brown's Sunday commentary shamelessly praising legislative efforts to further line the pockets of corporate oil sponsors in their attempt...
My Turn: Vote Parnell

This past summer I had the pleasure of performing in Perseverance Theatre's SummerFest, which saw three plays performed in repertory format at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC).
My Turn: Clearing 'New Pathways'

New Pathways Alaska is an exciting new program of the Rasmuson Foundation in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the Foraker Group and EmcArts, a New York-based national non-profit.
Column: Spreading the good word about Juneau

Last week, I was fortunate to be able to go to Palmer to represent the Capital City at the Juneau Booth at the Alaska State Fair.
My Turn: U.S. must show resolve against Russian aggression

Having been born and raised in Southcentral Alaska, I am familiar with earthquakes. As a boy I became accustomed to the experience, and of not knowing when the scary shaking would end.I've lived in Southeast for almost two decades now; for a period I thought I'd moved away from this natural excitement. Friday morning's earthquake, and the others we've experienced in the past year, reminded me there's no place on Earth safe from the power of nature. Wherever we go, we're subject to the immeasurable power of the natural world, a sobering reminder of our mortality.
Beware dreams of gold for Juneau

Regular Juneau Empire columnist and lawyer Ben Brown suggested in Sunday's Empire that he is now convinced...long-past gold mining era. I must say, though, that Ben Brown does seem rather bent on fully redeveloping and re-paving...


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