The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy expected to give State of the State address next week

The governor will likely address the Legislature Monday.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Neil Steininger, then-Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, explains how the office performs “sweeps” of unspent money in various government accounts during a Senate Finance meeting at the Capitol in July 2019. Gov. Mike Dunleavy Monday named Steininger director of OMB. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Neil Steininger, then-Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, explains how the office performs “sweeps” of unspent money in various government accounts during a Senate Finance meeting at the Capitol in July 2019. Gov. Mike Dunleavy Monday named Steininger director of OMB. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Here’s what to expect Tuesday, the first day of session

With little ceremony, Legislature gets back to work.

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Catholic Bishop Andrew Bellisario speaks at a news conference Thursday in Anchorage announcing a review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

14 with church ties named in Alaska misconduct review

A review found credible evidence by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966.

Catholic Bishop Andrew Bellisario speaks at a news conference Thursday in Anchorage announcing a review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Alaska company takes pizza to new heights with air delivery

The air deliveries began as a simple matter of supplying a demand.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
A recent sale of waterfront property to Norwegian Cruise Lines will likely have a ripple effect on the assessed value of waterfront property in Juneau. Alaska is a so-called “non-disclosure” state, so typically sales property transaction prices aren’t shared with the public, but bids for land previously owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority were publicly unsealed in September. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

House-passed bill could lead to PFAS cleanup

It needs to get past the Senate and President, too.