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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
PJ Paparelli introduces the play "Metamorphoses" at Perseverance Theatre in August 2004.

The pursuit of excellence

Paul Joseph Paparelli knew how to push people's buttons, whether it was the cast he was directing or those in attendance at his shows.

by CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

First special session concludes

Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker's special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage.
KATIE MORITZ

Celebrate Juneau grads this weekend

Sunday is a day for celebration for many in Juneau as all three high schools celebrate graduation commencement. Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School will hold its ceremony at 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

Beyond Cheech and Chong

Though he opened with humor when presenting at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl takes the legalization of cannabis very seriously, and he asks that others who take the issue seriously get in touch.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Reconstructing the capitol

Mason Rick Johanson, of Richards Masonry in Wasilla, works laying brick at the base of the Capitol's Main Street wall on Thursday. Johanson will be one of four masons laying brick on the Main Street and Fifth Avenue sides of the...

Around town Friday, May 22

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most Fridays during the noon hour. Brown Bag Lunch...

Police blotter for Friday, May 22, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Domestic dispute •...
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