Alaska Legislature

Bill would make permanent Alaska Native Heritage Month
Bill would make permanent Alaska Native Heritage Month
Rally calls attention to coastal connection to marine highway
Rally calls attention to coastal connection to marine highway
Capitol Live: Hundreds turn out for town hall on budget
Capitol Live: Hundreds turn out for town hall on budget
Opinion: Job losses are personal. I should know.

Opinion: Job losses are personal. I should know.

I’m preparing to tell you something very personal and intensely painful.

Opinion: Job losses are personal. I should know.
Courts look for fair raises for employees

Courts look for fair raises for employees

Some state employees got raises in the governor’s budget.

Courts look for fair raises for employees
Capitol Live: Dunleavy heading to oil conference to promote Alaska
Capitol Live: Dunleavy heading to oil conference to promote Alaska
Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
‘We’ve got to get our fiscal house in order’: Dunleavy opens up about budget proposal
‘We’ve got to get our fiscal house in order’: Dunleavy opens up about budget proposal
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Budget would have ‘dire impact’ on Juneau economy
Budget would have ‘dire impact’ on Juneau economy
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau. (Michael Penn | Junea Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau. (Michael Penn | Junea Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Bill could pave way for alcohol at Eaglecrest

The ski area could have the Alaska State Fair to thank.

The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska’s chief justice requests funding for cybersecurity, highlights new legal tool online
Alaska’s chief justice requests funding for cybersecurity, highlights new legal tool online
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
What you can expect at the Capitol this week
What you can expect at the Capitol this week
Frank Murkowski: Here’s how to fix the Alaska Marine Highway System
Frank Murkowski: Here’s how to fix the Alaska Marine Highway System
In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, former Speaker nominee Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Dillingham, right, shares a laugh with Speaker nominee Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, as Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Neal Foster, Nome, presides over the House. Edgmon was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A whirlwhind week at the state capitol

Looking back on the week in the Alaska Legislature.

In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, former Speaker nominee Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Dillingham, right, shares a laugh with Speaker nominee Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, as Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Neal Foster, Nome, presides over the House. Edgmon was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Biggest news from the Alaska Legislature, Dunleavy administration
Biggest news from the Alaska Legislature, Dunleavy administration
Alaska’s radio, TV contribution on the chopping block

Alaska’s radio, TV contribution on the chopping block

Dunleavy’s budget would cut state funding for public media.

Alaska’s radio, TV contribution on the chopping block