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                                Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, meets with reporters in the House Speakers Chambers at the Capitol on Monday.
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                                Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, meets with reporters in the House Speakers Chambers at the Capitol on Monday.
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                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

PFDs for land? Gov introduces land vouchers bill

Alaska’s land in Alaskan hands.

photo by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
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                                Fishing boats in Bristol Bay.

Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed

Opposition groups to hold town hall.

Courtesy photo | United Tribes of Bristol Bay
                                Fishing boats in Bristol Bay.

Murkowski: ‘Do what’s good for Alaska’

Alaska U.S. Senator tells Legislature to work together.

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                                The MV Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday.

Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion

Recent funding just scratches surface of needs.

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                                The MV Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday.
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                                Katie Oliver, left, and Judy Carstens of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education give testimony Monday to the Senate Education Committee at the Alaska State Capitol.

Schools are holding fast in a time of deep cuts

There’s more to education than schools.

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                                Katie Oliver, left, and Judy Carstens of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education give testimony Monday to the Senate Education Committee at the Alaska State Capitol.
Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Reads Act gets a closer look

Intervention is key.

Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy give his State of the State address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Peter Segall/Juneau Empire)

Analysis: Gov wants lottery, touts timber, but no mention of PFD formula

PFD question looms large over Dunleavy’s proposals.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy give his State of the State address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Peter Segall/Juneau Empire)

Once again, veto override fails

45 is a hard number to reach.

Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, talk before the first floor session of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, talk before the first floor session of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Recall Dunleavy campaign gears up for court

First oral arguments to be heard this month.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Can a public corporation save the Marine Highway System?

The ferries are in trouble, remaking the system could be the answer

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                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
In this file photo from June 25, 2019, Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Final impact statement for Pebble Mine delayed for three months

Army Corps of Engineers says it will take the time to review public comments.

In this file photo from June 25, 2019, Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy responds to Pebble Mine report

Report contains strong allegations.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Seine fishermen work to catch chum salmon during a six-hour opening outside of Amalga Harbor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Pebble Mine opponents troubled by Dunleavy’s letter

Opponents of the Pebble Mine were troubled by the governor’s actions.

Seine fishermen work to catch chum salmon during a six-hour opening outside of Amalga Harbor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Alaska Education Commissioner Michael Johnson and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Gov. Mike Dunleavy Twitter)

Dunleavy meets with Trump, DeVos, in DC trip

Busy week in D.C. for Dunleavy.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Alaska Education Commissioner Michael Johnson and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Gov. Mike Dunleavy Twitter)
Mouhcine Guettabi, Associate Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Draining state savings? Lawmakers, economists criticize governor’s budget

Dunleavy’s budget takes state savings to the limit.

Mouhcine Guettabi, Associate Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)