Bars and breweries propose bill rewriting state’s alcohol laws

Long-brewing conflict may be coming to an end.

Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Clarice Hardy wipes a tear away from her eye during a news conference Thursday in Anchorage. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy’s behalf against the City of Nome and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the right is Stephen Koteff, the ACLU’s legal director in Alaska. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Woman who says rape wasn’t investigated sues Nome

ANCHORAGE — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate… Continue reading

Clarice Hardy wipes a tear away from her eye during a news conference Thursday in Anchorage. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy’s behalf against the City of Nome and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the right is Stephen Koteff, the ACLU’s legal director in Alaska. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

‘A perfect storm’: DOT deputy says everything that could go wrong with ferries did

DOT deputy commissioner says aging fleet, reduced budget and more led to ferry problems.

Members of Moms Demad Action for Gun Sense in America talk to a staffer about House Bill 62. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Members of Moms Demad Action for Gun Sense in America talk to a staffer about House Bill 62. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Brian Lauth, closing manager for Super Bear Supermarket IGA, bags groceries Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Super Bear will be collecting donations to ship food to Southeast Alaska communities impacted by a lack of ferry service. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Shelf-help: Locals send food to Southeast communities without ferry service

Lack of ferry service means lack of food for Southeast communities.

Brian Lauth, closing manager for Super Bear Supermarket IGA, bags groceries Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Super Bear will be collecting donations to ship food to Southeast Alaska communities impacted by a lack of ferry service. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski: ‘Do what’s good for Alaska’

Alaska U.S. Senator tells Legislature to work together.

In this March 26 file photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. The group opposing an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to drop its court fight and instead gear up for a possible recall election. Stand Tall With Mike said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it told its attorneys to withdraw its appeal before the Alaska Supreme Court. The group says recent court actions indicate that continuing to pursue the case in court would not be a productive use of resources. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Dunleavy recall opponents plan to drop court fight

Opponents will attempt to sway the possible recall election.

In this March 26 file photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. The group opposing an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to drop its court fight and instead gear up for a possible recall election. Stand Tall With Mike said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it told its attorneys to withdraw its appeal before the Alaska Supreme Court. The group says recent court actions indicate that continuing to pursue the case in court would not be a productive use of resources. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP)