In this May 29 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo | Becky Bohrer)

Dunleavy marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

The governor hopes to move past the rancor.

 

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.

 

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Southeast teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

 

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Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

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Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

After making a respectable run to unseat Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative, Don Young, in 2018, Anchorage’s Alyse Galvin is back at it for the 2020… Continue reading

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaska case on campaign finance laws could go national

Department of Law has until Monday to appeal.

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)

Stevens briefs Homer on PFD, oil taxes, other issues

On a recent visit to Homer, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, spoke to a group of about 15 area residents on Nov. 9 at Captain’s Coffee.… Continue reading

Cooper files for House District 31 race

With the 2020 general election a year away, the race for House District 31 Representative has already started. On Thursday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President… Continue reading

In this file photo from Sept. 15, 2016, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo from Sept. 15, 2016, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits.

Recall Dunleavy application denied by Department of Law

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

Fair Share Campaign opens Homer office to collect signatures

A week after the Homer office of Alaska’s Fair Share campaign opened, volunteers have gathered close to 600 signatures of the 692 needed to put… Continue reading

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)

DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

The Department of Transportation is responding to concerns over the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station near Hope, which housed equipment and operators responsible… Continue reading

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                                Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30.

Senator Micciche asks for clarification on Swan Lake Fire Management

In the wake of the Swan Lake Fire, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Kenai/Soldotna) is requesting a frank discussion on wildlife management policies. Micciche sent a letter… Continue reading

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                                Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30.
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)
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