Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Not mailing it in: State’s plan is for primary to proceed as usual with modifications

Early voting and absentee ballots will be options, and there will be PPE at polls.

Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska in January 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion File)

Lawmaker likens virus screening stickers to Star of David

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, said he was serious in making the comment in an email chain.

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska in January 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion File)
This photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo | Al Grillo, File)

Low oil prices and coronavirus fallout mean PFD could be at risk

Without cuts or new revenue, there’s a real possibility the program could go away, an economist said.

This photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo | Al Grillo, File)
Some lawmakers want to come back to Juneau soon to finish legislative business. Others think it’s time to wait. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Some lawmakers want to come back to Juneau soon to finish legislative business. Others think it’s time to wait. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Work on federal allocations goes into the evening

Big implications for unprecedent times.

Then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the 2015 Native Issues Forum in December 2015 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Mallott died at age 77. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott dies at age 77

Byron Mallott, who served as Alaska’s lieutenant governor as part of a “unity ticket” with Gov. Bill Walker, has died, Walker said Friday. Walker called… Continue reading

Then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the 2015 Native Issues Forum in December 2015 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Mallott died at age 77. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)