State & Legislature

Capitol Live: House enters weekend still without permanent leadership
Capitol Live: House enters weekend still without permanent leadership
Update: Commissioner designee resigns after accusations of false resume entry
Update: Commissioner designee resigns after accusations of false resume entry
Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2019 in the Alaska Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2019 in the Alaska Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills

Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills

Live updates from the Alaska State Capitol.

Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills
Capitol Live: Pinpointing when House majority will be formed ‘pretty difficult’
Capitol Live: Pinpointing when House majority will be formed ‘pretty difficult’
Corri Feige, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, right, listens to Chantal Walsh, director of the Division of Oil and Gas, left, as along with Sara Longan, Deputy Commissioner of DNR, center, give a status of North Slope production during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Corri Feige, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, right, listens to Chantal Walsh, director of the Division of Oil and Gas, left, as along with Sara Longan, Deputy Commissioner of DNR, center, give a status of North Slope production during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dunleavy unveils plan for PFD back payments
Dunleavy unveils plan for PFD back payments
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, right, and Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speak during a Senate Majority press conference on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, right, and Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speak during a Senate Majority press conference on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, receives a kiss from his daughter, Adara, before Kiehl is sworn in on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, receives a kiss from his daughter, Adara, before Kiehl is sworn in on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Chamber announces new vice president

Alaska Chamber announces new vice president

His roles include advocacy and legislative issues.

Alaska Chamber announces new vice president
First lady of Alaska Rose Dunleavy takes the microphone before welcoming the guests at the Reclaim Own And Renew Women’s Conference Friday night at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
First lady of Alaska Rose Dunleavy takes the microphone before welcoming the guests at the Reclaim Own And Renew Women’s Conference Friday night at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Counting down the top stories of 2018
Counting down the top stories of 2018
Dunleavy vows to crack down on crime, restore PFD
Dunleavy vows to crack down on crime, restore PFD
Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, greets Airlift Northwest pilots Randy Aspeluind, left, and Tyler Cousins during a bill signing by Gov. Sean Parnell at the air ambulance company’s hangar at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday. Senate Bill 159, sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, will exempt air ambulance services from the state’s insurance code, thereby allowing Airlift Northwest to continue their AirCare insurance program.
Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, greets Airlift Northwest pilots Randy Aspeluind, left, and Tyler Cousins during a bill signing by Gov. Sean Parnell at the air ambulance company’s hangar at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday. Senate Bill 159, sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, will exempt air ambulance services from the state’s insurance code, thereby allowing Airlift Northwest to continue their AirCare insurance program.
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, participates in a discussion with Governors-Elect Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo | Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, participates in a discussion with Governors-Elect Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo | Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (Evan Vucci | Associated Press)
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (Evan Vucci | Associated Press)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his wife, Rose, welcome Juneau residents at the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his wife, Rose, welcome Juneau residents at the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Governor’s Mansion, ready for the holidays, is pictured on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Governor’s Mansion, ready for the holidays, is pictured on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)