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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League's legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/  Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy needs to use his bully pulpit

For guidance, he can look to the Republican governors of Utah, North Dakota and Iowa.

  • Nov 21, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League's legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/  Juneau Empire File)
This July 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. U.S. officials on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, released details on proposed land conservation purchases for the coming year amid bipartisan objection to restrictions on how the government’s money can be spent. (AP Photo / Kathy Matheson)

Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

It would buy up private property inside the boundaries of Glacier Bay National Park.

This July 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. U.S. officials on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, released details on proposed land conservation purchases for the coming year amid bipartisan objection to restrictions on how the government’s money can be spent. (AP Photo / Kathy Matheson)
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s design ‘Raven Story,’ shown here, is thought to be the first Tlingit-designed art to be featured on a stamp, available beginning in 2021. (Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s design ‘Raven Story,’ shown here, is thought to be the first Tlingit-designed art to be featured on a stamp, available beginning in 2021. (Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Alex Weiss, 9, sleds down a hill at Twin Lakes Friday, Nov. 20. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alex Weiss, 9, sleds down a hill at Twin Lakes Friday, Nov. 20. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Sherry Simpson and a BMW she loved to drive in New Mexico, where she moved after leaving Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Scott Kiefer)

Alaska Science Forum: Remembering a gift of observation

Consider this, a closing tribute to a modest superstar.

Sherry Simpson and a BMW she loved to drive in New Mexico, where she moved after leaving Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Scott Kiefer)
A conceptual drawing showing a possible use for Norwegian Cruise Line's property on Egan Drive. This drawing shows the property with NCL's largest ship, the Bliss, shown for scale. (Courtesy image / MRV Architects)
A conceptual drawing showing a possible use for Norwegian Cruise Line's property on Egan Drive. This drawing shows the property with NCL's largest ship, the Bliss, shown for scale. (Courtesy image / MRV Architects)
An election official lays out “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Lt. Gov. seeks initiative audit to calm questions

He said he thinks the ballot measure passed “fair and square.”

An election official lays out “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Tailings Treatment Facility and Upper Slate Lake at the Kensington Mine on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The mine's owner Coeur Alaska wants to expand the life of Kengsington by at least 10 years which will require expansion of the lake which is a concern to environmentalists. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The Tailings Treatment Facility and Upper Slate Lake at the Kensington Mine on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The mine's owner Coeur Alaska wants to expand the life of Kengsington by at least 10 years which will require expansion of the lake which is a concern to environmentalists. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Chris Miller photographing the troll fishery in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Chris Miller)

Pride of Bristol Bay: True stories from a fishing photographer

The lens doesn’t like. Fishermen on the otherhand…

Chris Miller photographing the troll fishery in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Chris Miller)
The author’s consolation prize for a buck-less November so far has been a single shed. (Jeff Lund / For Juneau Empire)

I Went To The Woods: Sometimes you have to move on to Plan J

I’ve been on Plan C and D before. But last weekend seemed much further down the alphabet…

The author’s consolation prize for a buck-less November so far has been a single shed. (Jeff Lund / For Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department is investigating a possible homicide of a 69-year-old man at a senior living facility downtown, Nov. 18, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Update: Man arrested for murder at senior living facility

The initial cause of death appears to be stabbing, a JPD spokesperson said.

The Juneau Police Department is investigating a possible homicide of a 69-year-old man at a senior living facility downtown, Nov. 18, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Nearly every voting booth is occupied at a polling place in Nugget Mall on Nov. 3, 2020. The Associated Press released an updated list of declared winners Tuesday, though officials results have yet to be certified by the Alaska Division of Elections. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Nearly every voting booth is occupied at a polling place in Nugget Mall on Nov. 3, 2020. The Associated Press released an updated list of declared winners Tuesday, though officials results have yet to be certified by the Alaska Division of Elections. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Charring and other damage is visible on a downtown residence burned in a fire early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. No one was injured, but Capital City Fire/Rescue assessed the damage at roughly $100,000. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Charring and other damage is visible on a downtown residence burned in a fire early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. No one was injured, but Capital City Fire/Rescue assessed the damage at roughly $100,000. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This photo taken Oct. 16 shows the in-progress site of the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: City investment in Arts Campus would provide economic and cultural returns

We humbly ask the people of Juneau to take this journey with us again

  • Nov 18, 2020
This photo taken Oct. 16 shows the in-progress site of the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. (AP Photo / David Goldman)

Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Pending changes, which benefit multiple industries, deepen challenges for President-elect Joe Biden.

Ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. (AP Photo / David Goldman)
Screeners at Juneau International Airport were on hand Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to process arriving travelers under the state's current restrictions which require testing for nonresidents. Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a new disaster declaration which extends most of the state's travel guidelines and allows municipalities to pass their own regulations. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Screeners at Juneau International Airport were on hand Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to process arriving travelers under the state's current restrictions which require testing for nonresidents. Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a new disaster declaration which extends most of the state's travel guidelines and allows municipalities to pass their own regulations. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This photo from the Alaska State Library Historical Collections shows Jalmar Kerttula. The longtime lawmaker has died. He was 92. (Courtesy Photo / Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)
This photo from the Alaska State Library Historical Collections shows Jalmar Kerttula. The longtime lawmaker has died. He was 92. (Courtesy Photo / Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)
This September photo shows a sign in downtown Juneau encouraging people to get tested for COVID-19. Recent analysis shared by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows the majority of Alaskans have at least one underlying health condition that increases risk of serious illness from COVID-19. (Ben Hohesntatt / Juneau Empire File)

Report: Most Alaska adults have conditions that increase risk for serious illness from COVID-19

Obesity, smoking and diabetes among common health issues, according to health officials.

This September photo shows a sign in downtown Juneau encouraging people to get tested for COVID-19. Recent analysis shared by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows the majority of Alaskans have at least one underlying health condition that increases risk of serious illness from COVID-19. (Ben Hohesntatt / Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Chad Cameron will be taking over as the chief of Palmer Fire and Rescue at the end of the month after 25 years with CCFR. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)

Assistant fire chief takes top job in Palmer

After 25 years with CCFR, he’ll head up a full fire/rescue department.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Chad Cameron will be taking over as the chief of Palmer Fire and Rescue at the end of the month after 25 years with CCFR. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a call at approximately 10 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2020 to a vehicle fire downtown. The vehicle, shown here the next morning, was located on F Street. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters extinguish late-evening downtown vehicle blaze

The vehicle’s interior is competely torched.

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a call at approximately 10 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2020 to a vehicle fire downtown. The vehicle, shown here the next morning, was located on F Street. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)