Corrections: Alaska PFD, Caufield, CBO

• An article on page A1 of Thursday’s Empire stated that the first quarter performance of the Alaska Permanent Fund’s investment portfolio “could mean a big hit for next year’s dividend, depending on whether the losses are made up during the remainder of the year.”

Permanent fund spokesperson Laura Achee said the annual fund dividend is calculated off of realized gains, incorporating realized losses. The $3 billion loss cited in the article was unrealized. Achee said unrealized losses do not go into the calculation at all — only net realized gains or losses factor into the calculation.

• An article on page A1 of Thursday’s paper provided an incorrect email address for Jan Caufield. The correct address is

• An article on page A3 of Thursday’s Empire quoted a bill summary written by the Congressional Budget Office in the article’s closing paragraph. That paragraph containing authorizing language was removed after the CBO did its review. Therefore, the final sentence is incorrect, the bill does not authorize the director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements with Sealaska and other groups with cultural ties to Glacier Bay National Park.


Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

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This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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