Scientists see improved ocean conditions for young salmon

Young salmon could see improved conditions this year.

Courts look for fair raises for employees

Some state employees got raises in the governor’s budget.

Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game appointee looks for more state, not federal, control over fisheries

The importance of fishing and hunting isn’t lost on Alaskans or lawmakers.

Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Department of Law finds no legal problems with rules approved by regulators.

The state of Alaska’s third governor dies at 94

Governor oversaw Prudhoe Bay oil and gas lease sale.

Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

Senator says incentives need to be put in place to stop government shutdowns.

Murkowski, 3 other senators push resolution to halt Trump’s border emergency

The proposal is identical to the one-sentence measure the Democratic-controlled House approved.

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Unions rally outside Capitol, protest job cuts

“2-4-6-8, We need to save our state.”

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Dunleavy removes French as oil, gas commission chair

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has fired the chair of a state commission tasked with overseeing oil and gas drilling in Alaska, saying Hollis French was neglectful… Continue reading

Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin and members of her budget team takes time to explain Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s state budget at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Budget bill language would give unprecedented power to governor’s office

Under bill, OMB Director Arduin could override Legislature’s appropriating power.

Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin and members of her budget team takes time to explain Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s state budget at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard dismisses 4 in Kodiak for illicit drug activity

Two people were dismissed from the main base and two from Air Station Kodiak.

Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)