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Gov. Bill Walker
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Why did I reduce the PFD in 2016?

The decision to reduce the PFD in 2016 in response to Alaska’s fiscal crisis will be one of the defining issues of this election.

Gov. Bill Walker
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U.S. Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The MSA and Don Young’s partisan dilemma

Like the breakup of a marriage, there are two sides to this story.

U.S. Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Almost all chocolate lily flowers are brown, but sometimes we find a rare yellow-flowered individual. (Denise Carroll | Courtesy Photo)

Nature potluck

An assortment of unrelated but potentially interesting observations and information.

Almost all chocolate lily flowers are brown, but sometimes we find a rare yellow-flowered individual. (Denise Carroll | Courtesy Photo)
Kavanaugh is the wrong choice for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh is the wrong choice for Supreme Court

President Trump has nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh has a paper trail from… Continue reading

Kavanaugh is the wrong choice for Supreme Court
Hiking taxes is Juneau’s top priority?

Hiking taxes is Juneau’s top priority?

The New JACC and Best Starts projects, regardless of how public-spirited they may be, cannot be considered in a vacuum.

Hiking taxes is Juneau’s top priority?
Runoff streams create curves to follow the path of least resistance. (Gabe Donohoe)

The icy path of least resistance

This sport requires so much gear.

Runoff streams create curves to follow the path of least resistance. (Gabe Donohoe)
Police calls for Wednesday, July 12, 2018

Police calls for Wednesday, July 12, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, July 12, 2018
Police calls for Friday, July 13, 2018

Police calls for Friday, July 13, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, July 13, 2018
Stock image. (JaPhoto by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash)

Stop child detention immediately

I remember the first day I dropped off my daughter Jaime at day care, in the home of a work colleague on the Navajo reservation.… Continue reading

Stock image. (JaPhoto by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash)
Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

We must remain committed to the bipartisan, bicameral tradition of fisheries management and my legislation accomplishes just that.

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescue 11 people after a float plane crashed 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, July 10, 2018. All 11 people were taken to a staging area nearby for further transfer to Ketchikan. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

All 11 rescued from crashed plane on Prince of Wales

All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said. A… Continue reading

Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescue 11 people after a float plane crashed 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, July 10, 2018. All 11 people were taken to a staging area nearby for further transfer to Ketchikan. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Where are the parents?

A few years ago, my granddaughter left her brand new scooter (with name scribbled underneath) at RALLY. Next day it was gone. We posted a… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Police calls for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Police calls for Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Police calls for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Police calls for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors Memorial Scholarship recipients

In September 2013, Larry Spencer, a long-time REALTOR® from Juneau and advocate for Southeast Alaska Board of REALTORS® concerns, passed away. The Southeast Alaska Board… Continue reading

A Juneau Empire file photo, a brown bear walks through Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, seen from the observation tower. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New federal hunting regulations are not good policy

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Trump Administration have proposed eliminating National Park Service rules that prohibit sport hunters from using certain extreme… Continue reading

A Juneau Empire file photo, a brown bear walks through Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, seen from the observation tower. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Empire file.

Police and fire for Monday, July 9, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Juneau Empire file.
Fireworks set off on shore along with a cruise ship illuminate Juneau’s waterfront prior to the city-funded fireworks show in Juneau’s downtown Harbor on Tuesday, July 3, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Where are our keepers of the peace?

The Fourth of July was one holiday I used to look forward to. Not anymore. Now it is just a torture! The once revered holiday… Continue reading

Fireworks set off on shore along with a cruise ship illuminate Juneau’s waterfront prior to the city-funded fireworks show in Juneau’s downtown Harbor on Tuesday, July 3, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mark Begich (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Begich’s uninspiring campaign kickoff

On his campaign Facebook page, Mark Begich has characterized himself “an independent voice for Alaska.” That seems more like a strategy pulled from Gov. Bill… Continue reading

Mark Begich (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Sunday, July 8, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading