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Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Neil Steininger speaks at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall Thursday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Budget director says something has to change

Revenue streams are running dry.

Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Neil Steininger speaks at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall Thursday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Keren GoldbergBelle gestures at her Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre piece. “The theme is sort of Abba meets Chiquita Banana,” GoldbergBelle said. “That’s what this is.” Past Wearable Art pieces can be seen in the background. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Keren GoldbergBelle gestures at her Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre piece. “The theme is sort of Abba meets Chiquita Banana,” GoldbergBelle said. “That’s what this is.” Past Wearable Art pieces can be seen in the background. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Chilkat Indian Village Vice President Jones Hotch Jr. gives public testimony Monday while Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, listens. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Chilkat Indian Village Vice President Jones Hotch Jr. gives public testimony Monday while Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, listens. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
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                                Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building.

Setting it right: Military could apologize for bombarding Alaska Native villages

Three Southeast Alaska villages were bombarded by the military in the 1800s.

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                                Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building.

Juneau teams enjoy ‘big’ wins and a crosstown clash in Anchorage

Over-time victories and a rivalry tilt.

This license plate was designed by Anita Laulainen and was the winning design in the 2017 Alaska Artistic License competition. A surcharge could be attached to plates like this one if a bill heard by the Senate Education Committee Thursday becomes law. The additional charge could be used to provide funding for the Alaska State Council on the Arts. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Council on the Arts)

License plates could be a roadway to revenue

Alaska State Council on the Arts would set the surcharge.

This license plate was designed by Anita Laulainen and was the winning design in the 2017 Alaska Artistic License competition. A surcharge could be attached to plates like this one if a bill heard by the Senate Education Committee Thursday becomes law. The additional charge could be used to provide funding for the Alaska State Council on the Arts. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Council on the Arts)
Spruce Root business development manager Paul Hackenmueller, Village Coffee Company owner Justyne Wheeler, Foundroot co-owner Leah Wagner, Spruce Root Board Chairwoman Susan Bell and Spruce Root programs manager Ashley Snookes smile together after the presentation of the Path to Prosperity awards Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

These two Southeast businesses just won $25K

Alaska-ready seeds and village’s first drive-thru earn awards.

Spruce Root business development manager Paul Hackenmueller, Village Coffee Company owner Justyne Wheeler, Foundroot co-owner Leah Wagner, Spruce Root Board Chairwoman Susan Bell and Spruce Root programs manager Ashley Snookes smile together after the presentation of the Path to Prosperity awards Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Meilani Schijvens, owner and director of Rain Coast data and former executive director of Southeast Conference, gives a presentation on Southeast Alaska By the Numbers at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Tuesday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Meilani Schijvens, owner and director of Rain Coast data and former executive director of Southeast Conference, gives a presentation on Southeast Alaska By the Numbers at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Tuesday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Capitol Live: Senate leadership at Southeast Conference

Summary: Bipartisanship and civil discourse has been one of the distinguishing features of this senate, Giessel says. But none of the senators have set aside… Continue reading

Meki Toutaiolepo led all scorers in Thunder Mountain High Schools victory Friday night at Juneau-Douglas High Schooll: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

TMHS holds off JDHS for back-to-back wins

Thunder Mountain pays a visit to Juneau-Douglas, winning Friday and Satuday.

Meki Toutaiolepo led all scorers in Thunder Mountain High Schools victory Friday night at Juneau-Douglas High Schooll: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Juneau’s legislators want to shape up the ships

Ferries and funding formula fill Native Issues Forum.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)