U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Murkowski has health care on her mind

Alaska’s senior senator talks about ending ‘surprise’ medical billing.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau delegation host Town Hall downtown

Reps. Hannan and Story and Sen. Kiehl talk budget with Juneauites

Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Dunleavy signs capital budget into law, vetoes funds

Sweep is reversed and capital budget is passed but $34 million is vetoed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Empire Live: Governor signs SB 2002

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is signing SB 2002 which contains funds for the capital budget.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Recall campaign makes progress

Campaign website claims 10K signatures gathered.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New contract a ‘win-win’ for ferry workers

Both sides are pleased with contract.

The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Sen. Sullivan promotes legal program to help domestic violence victims

The POWER Act gives free legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski, Sullivan urge action on mine cleanup

Alaska’s senators host stakeholder meeting in Juneau on transboundary mining.

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska seeks review of options for psychiatric facility

State health department officials want to take another look at options for running Alaska’s state-owned psychiatric facility, including privatization. The request for proposals was released… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, gives an update during a speech at the university on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, gives an update during a speech at the university on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, gives an update during a speech at the university on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UAS Live: Chancellor Caulfield speaks to UA Budget

Live updates from UAS Chancellor Caulfield’s forum at Egan Lecture Hall.

Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, gives an update during a speech at the university on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Ridicule pole makes it to Juneau for recall effort

Totem pole shaming Trump and Dunleavy made the rounds in the capital city.

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