Mollie Barnes

Crime bill held up over conflict of interest

Lawmakers say new ethics rule too ‘fuzzy.’

Health insurance costs strain school districts’ budgets

Health insurance accounts for 16 percent of one district’s budget.

High school robotics team advances to Worlds competition

They will be the first team from Southeast Alaska to ever go to the world championship.

Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, speaks to House members during an informational meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, speaks to House members during an informational meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ferry system braces for budget cuts

Dwindling budget could mean loss of services.

US Senator questions Facebook over policies surrounding ivory sales

He worked with Alaska Native artists to resolve an issue with Etsy last year.

As House falters to organize, committees take new shape

Committees masquerade as ‘informational meetings.’

Guardian Flight resumes medevac service in Alaska after plane went missing last week

‘We know our friends would want us to resume helping others.’

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue flight

Three Juneau residents were aboard medevac plane traveling from Anchorage to Kake.

Kelly Tshibaka was appointed to serve as the next commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration. (Courtesy photo | Dunleavy administration)

Governor tabs new Administration commissioner

She has extensive federal government experience.

Kelly Tshibaka was appointed to serve as the next commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration. (Courtesy photo | Dunleavy administration)

Senators voice concerns with Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education, village officers

“You should be talking to the school districts first.”

Assembly to vote on ordinances involving downtown waterfront project

New visitor kiosk also being proposed

New pregnancy center opens in Juneau

It’s a Christian-based center.