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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)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, speaks to members of the media before the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy talks cookies and politics at open house

There were A LOT of cookies.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, speaks to members of the media before the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State pays back $50,000 over Alaska Hire lawsuit

State agrees to refund fines.

In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska case on campaign finance laws could go national

Alaska case on campaign finance laws could go national

Department of Law has until Monday to appeal.

Alaska case on campaign finance laws could go national
The Juneau Pioneers’ Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Pioneers’ Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Recall Dunleavy application denied by Department of Law

Recall Dunleavy application denied by Department of Law

Department says application is ‘both factually and legally insufficient.’

Recall Dunleavy application denied by Department of Law
The University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

UA Regents address accrediting agency concerns

Regents commit to inclusivity.

The University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska prisoners to be sent out of state

Prisons are almost at capacity.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Governor visits controversial mine project north of Haines

Governor visits controversial mine project north of Haines

City officials weren’t notified, which concerned some citizens.

Governor visits controversial mine project north of Haines
In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State’s budget director Arduin is out

New director to be named soon.

In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University still in limbo as restructuring moves forward

University still in limbo as restructuring moves forward

What will restructuring look like?

University still in limbo as restructuring moves forward
AP Photo | Andrew Harnik                                 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court in June 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.

‘We’re going to fight them all the way’: Alaska union plans to fight legal ruling over dues

The attorney general is calling for stricter rules for union dues.

AP Photo | Andrew Harnik                                 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court in June 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Governor reluctant to consider oil taxes

Will taxes might cause companies to leave?

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)