DMV greenlights software verifying insurance ownership

The update will make roads safer for Alaska drivers.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents meets in an emergency meeting in Anchorage, Alaska Monday, July 22, 2019. Regents voted 10-1 to declare a financial exigency, allowing administrators to expedite layoffs of tenured faculty in the face of severe budget issues. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska up to layoffs

ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them… Continue reading

The University of Alaska Board of Regents meets in an emergency meeting in Anchorage, Alaska Monday, July 22, 2019. Regents voted 10-1 to declare a financial exigency, allowing administrators to expedite layoffs of tenured faculty in the face of severe budget issues. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, speaks in favor of HB 2002 on a reconsideration vote at the Capitol on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Capitol Live: House again fails to fund bill, reverse sweep

House falls one vote short of funding HB 2002

Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, speaks in favor of HB 2002 on a reconsideration vote at the Capitol on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, listens during a House floor session Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, listens during a House floor session Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks in favor of a senate bill that would reverse “the sweep” during a Senate floor session Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks in favor of a senate bill that would reverse “the sweep” during a Senate floor session Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, right, questions Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, center, as Rep. Bart LeBon, R-Fairbanks, listens during a House Finance Committee meeting on HB 2002 at the Capitol on Thursday, July 18, 2019.(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

For second day in a row, legislature tackles ‘the sweep’

Finance Committees try to wrap their heads around technical budget details

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, right, questions Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, center, as Rep. Bart LeBon, R-Fairbanks, listens during a House Finance Committee meeting on HB 2002 at the Capitol on Thursday, July 18, 2019.(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tlingit and Haida Prez: Dunleavy administration ‘attacking on every level’

Live coverage of Central Council’s executive meeting.

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, center, speaks with House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, as Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, prepares to gavel into session at the Capitol on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislature comes back together, but uncertainty remains

A final agreement on a revised budget seems far off.

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, center, speaks with House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, as Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, prepares to gavel into session at the Capitol on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Budget wonks try to explain ‘the sweep’

Senate Finance Committee spends afternoon slogging through legal and technical details

Kiehl to Chamber: Vetoes went ‘too far, too fast’

Juneau’s senator talks politics with local business leaders.

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WATCH: Glory Hall homeless shelter talks cuts in services

Juneau’s homeless shelter is hoping for a miracle.

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Update: Governor calls special session to meet in Juneau

Gov. Dunleavy has called all legislators to Juneau to finish the special session.

Alyson Currey gives testimony on HB 2001 in the House Finance Committee room as Marc Wheeler, left, waits his turn at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The committee is meeting in Wasilla and taking testimony telephonically from around the state. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alyson Currey gives testimony on HB 2001 in the House Finance Committee room as Marc Wheeler, left, waits his turn at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The committee is meeting in Wasilla and taking testimony telephonically from around the state. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alyse Galvin announces bid for Congress

It will be her second bid trying to unseat Don Young.

Rep. Sara Hannan, R-Juneau, speaks during a town hall meeting at the Douglas Public Library in Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, R-Juneau, speaks during a town hall meeting at the Douglas Public Library in Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)