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Session starts sans House speaker, smooth in Senate
Temporary House leader elected as another majority stalemate looms; Senate slights its minority.
Yet another suspenseful session starts today
Who will lead the House? Where are the meet-and-greet parties? And other key early-days essentials
More do’s and don’ts proposed by pols
Sequels are almost never as grandiose as originals, and such is the case with the second batch of prefile bills from state lawmakers released Friday… Continue reading
Local lawmakers say there are ‘no simple answers’ ahead of session
However, Juneau’s delegation expresses optimism for progress on health, safety and education.
‘Freshmen 19’ bring unusual heft to Capitol
Class of incoming lawmakers includes many with legislative experience.
Governor previews carbon market bills
Dunleavy outlines legislation for plan he hopes will earn $900 million a year.
Columbia to resume mainline ferry service next month
Vessel grounded in 2019 to save costs now needed due to extra repairs planned for Matanuska
The story of a lifetime
Longtime reporter Lisa Phu finally unveils family’s escape from genocide in Cambodia in podcast.
Head of state’s troubled food stamps program replaced
Director of the Division of Public Assistance departs in wake of months-long backlog.
Election changes dominate first round of legislative bills
Ranked choice voting, security are hot topics; state pensions, ‘capital move’ among repeat proposals.
Study: Juneau’s COVID-19 response a role model for success
Control of hospital and airport, public communication, coordination with tribes cited as key assets
New study released for Mendenhall Glacier area development, old concerns raised
Report features 3 alternatives based on earlier public input; 2 public meetings set for this month.
City, school district draft legislative priorties
Assembly members rank housing projects high, while school board opts for new tactic of broader goals
Southeast employment up 6.5% in ’22, 2.5% more expected in ’23
Record cruise season, construction growth will help post-pandemic recovery continue, state reports.
SEACC entangled in union dispute
Non-management employees petition NLRB after vote to unionize not recognized by management
Stories likely to break big in 2023
New housing, federally-funded projects, school leadership changes among items affecting Juneau
The stories that shaped our 2022
Unprecedented elections, record rain and much more.
Weather drops the ball on New Year’s Eve
Personal fireworks again available for limited locations, but wet and windy night may dampen spirits
Insured prescriptions from Fred Meyer may end for many Jan. 1
Corporate parent severing contract with company that reimburses city, military, other local workers
Food stamps backlog expected to continue for months
8,000 Alaska households go months without SNAP benefits; cyberattack, lack of workers blamed