Mollie Barnes

A ‘gathering of family’: Gold Medal Tournament kicks off in Juneau

A ‘gathering of family’: Gold Medal Tournament kicks off in Juneau

Last year’s tournament raised about $23,000 for various nonprofits.

A ‘gathering of family’: Gold Medal Tournament kicks off in Juneau
Empire Exclusive: Sen. Sullivan talks Roadless Rule, Medicare, Green New Deal
Empire Exclusive: Sen. Sullivan talks Roadless Rule, Medicare, Green New Deal
Alaska approves regulations for marijuana consumption in retail shops
Alaska approves regulations for marijuana consumption in retail shops
Orange wine, napping at work and Georgian cuisine top list of hot business trends

Orange wine, napping at work and Georgian cuisine top list of hot business trends

Americans spend $308 billion online while drinking.

Orange wine, napping at work and Georgian cuisine top list of hot business trends
Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?

Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?

After hearing hundreds of testimonies, lawmakers say keeping basic service a top priority.

Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?
Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system
Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system
Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage

Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage

‘We’re finding ourselves a little short on time and resources to try and move forward.’

Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage
On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

Congress accepting comments on environmental impacts on ANWR through Wednesday.

On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session
Legislature to hear public testimony on ferry system and PFD
Legislature to hear public testimony on ferry system and PFD
Marijuana industry professionals say they heeded warning of Colorado’s mistakes, did a better job
Marijuana industry professionals say they heeded warning of Colorado’s mistakes, did a better job
Juneau schools try to set budget off current law, not governor’s proposed budget

Juneau schools try to set budget off current law, not governor’s proposed budget

Budget would still draw about half a million dollars from reserves.

Juneau schools try to set budget off current law, not governor’s proposed budget
Lt. Gov. tells Alaska Natives, ‘Don’t be too upset by the budget’
Lt. Gov. tells Alaska Natives, ‘Don’t be too upset by the budget’
Search team locates what is believed to be part of missing Guardian Flight medevac plane
Search team locates what is believed to be part of missing Guardian Flight medevac plane
Power costs in rural Alaska could go up under governor’s proposed budget
Power costs in rural Alaska could go up under governor’s proposed budget
Man arrested after trying to run from police, hitting officer with car

Man arrested after trying to run from police, hitting officer with car

The extent of the injuries to the on-duty officer are still unknown.

Man arrested after trying to run from police, hitting officer with car
Juneau Empire reporters Kevin Baird, left, and Mollie Barnes interview Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on the budget

Gov. says businesses will come back to Alaska if budget is balanced.

Juneau Empire reporters Kevin Baird, left, and Mollie Barnes interview Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

Senator says incentives need to be put in place to stop government shutdowns.

Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
Fire department responds to emergency call for injured hiker at ice cave
Fire department responds to emergency call for injured hiker at ice cave
Will this marijuana board nominee be influenced by governor?

Will this marijuana board nominee be influenced by governor?

But this nominee is not their biggest concern.

Will this marijuana board nominee be influenced by governor?
Juneau chef nominated as James Beard semifinalist
Juneau chef nominated as James Beard semifinalist