Alaska Native activist alleges assault by Wasilla mayor

He grabbed her arm without permission.

Protesters hijacked the legislative special session at Wasilla Middle School on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Protesters hijacked the legislative special session at Wasilla Middle School on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Perseverance Theatre in Douglas was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith and is currently led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii and Managing Director Frank Delaney. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Perseverance Theatre in Douglas was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith and is currently led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii and Managing Director Frank Delaney. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Senate Finance member Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, center, studies the FY20 Budget during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, left, and Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, right, listen in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senate Finance member Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, center, studies the FY20 Budget during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, left, and Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, right, listen in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Wasilla contingent calls Juneau session ‘illegitimate’

They repeated many times that the legislators in Juneau were violating the law.

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Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, present one of three papers as Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, listens during a Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group at the Capitol on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislators call for PFD ‘grand compromise’

Protecting the Permanent Fund will mean give and take.

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, present one of three papers as Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, listens during a Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group at the Capitol on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Freshman legislators Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau; and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; reflected on what’s happened so far during a regular and special session and what they’re looking forward to working on next. (Michael Penn| Juneau Empire File)
Freshman legislators Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau; and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau; reflected on what’s happened so far during a regular and special session and what they’re looking forward to working on next. (Michael Penn| Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Court System responds to governor’s budget vetoes

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Court System responded to a pair of vetoes by the state’s Republican governor, including a budget cut related to a ruling… Continue reading

The Alaska State Capitol will be the site of a rally Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Veto override rally shaping up to be big

Handful of organizations plan demonstration for Monday

The Alaska State Capitol will be the site of a rally Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)