Don Young

Alyse Galvin, Alaska’s independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, holds a town hall-style meeting to an overflowing room at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: I’m voting Alyse Galvin for real change

Time is running short. We have a chance to make a real change in Alaska by electing independent candidate Alyse Galvin for U.S. House. Her… Continue reading

 

U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin are shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Galvin, an independent who won the Alaska Democratic primary, is challenging Young, a Republican who is the longest serving member of the House. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press)

In debate, Rep. Young likens migrant caravan to invasion

Immigration was one of the hot-button issues in Friday night’s debate with independent Alyse Galvin.

 

Barbara Sheinberg speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood a couple blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a gunman on Saturday. An overflowing crowd gathered at Temple Sukkat Shalom on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to honor the memory of the people killed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Community members gather to mourn Pittsburgh shooting victims

People of all ages and backgrounds were in attendance.

 

Alyse Galvin, Alaska’s independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, holds a town hall-style meeting to an overflowing room at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Galvin is the change we need

I am so very proud and appreciative of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for acting on principle rather than partisanship. She is a sharp contrast… Continue reading

Alyse Galvin, Alaska’s independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, holds a town hall-style meeting to an overflowing room at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEWLocal 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEWLocal 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alyse Galvin, indpendent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, and Don Young, Republican incumbent candidate for U.S. House, are seen in a composite image using photographs submitted by their campaigns. (Composite image)

Galvin is beating Rep. Young in fundraising

If Galvin were to defeat Young, it would be a colossal upset.

Alyse Galvin, indpendent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, and Don Young, Republican incumbent candidate for U.S. House, are seen in a composite image using photographs submitted by their campaigns. (Composite image)
In this file photo from 2015, a protester stands next to rubber boots on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol during a rally to bring attention to the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this file photo from 2015, a protester stands next to rubber boots on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol during a rally to bring attention to the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Attempting to unseat Don Young, Alyse Galvin brings campaign to Juneau

When Don Young was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1973, Alyse Galvin was eight years old. Now, the 53-year-old Galvin is attempting to unseat the longest actively serving member of the House.

Opinion: Stop pushing timber-first policies

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation is once again showing how out of touch they are with the realities of the Tongass.

Opinion: Alaska’s Congressional delegation joins Alzheimer’s fight

My name is Cindy Harris and I am a volunteer ambassador in Alaska for the Alzheimer’s Association. I am an advocate for individuals and families… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, laughs while responding to a question at the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

At Juneau forum, Rep. Don Young hears about issues with federal services

Rep. Don Young was greeted by frequent applause as he spoke in an hourlong lunchtime forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday. At the talk,… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, laughs while responding to a question at the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after signing the tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. On Friday, the president signed two bills by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump signs two bills from Alaska Rep. Don Young

President Donald Trump has signed a pair of bills from Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. In a Friday ceremony, the president signed House resolutions 219 and… Continue reading

In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after signing the tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. On Friday, the president signed two bills by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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)
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)

Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s… Continue reading

Lisa Murkowski, Don Young and Dan Sullivan in their own words

In the last week of February, all three members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation visited the Juneau Empire to speak with the Empire’s editorial board. Where… Continue reading

Empire Exclusive: A Q&A with Rep. Don Young

This is Don Young triumphant. In the past year, the Republican who bills himself as the Congressman for All Alaskans has helped the federal government… Continue reading

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will deliver annual Legislative address this week

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be the headline speaker in the Alaska Legislature this week as she makes her annual pilgrimage to Juneau to deliver… Continue reading

Despite Alaska votes, Congress again approves warrantless wiretapping

Despite the ‘no’ votes of Alaska’s Congressional delegation, Congress has passed a measure extending the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program for six more years. The… Continue reading

ANWR drilling approved

As the final votes were tallied and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, enthusiastically banged his gavel, U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, was smiling.… Continue reading