In State of the State, Walker promotes self-sufficiency as solution to Alaska’s problems

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:51
Oil drilling, gas pipeline and Tongass timber all feature in 49-minute speech

With allusions to grit, determination and self-reliance, Gov. Bill Walker delivered his annual State of the State address to Alaskans on Thursday night in the Alaska State Capitol.

Despite Alaska votes, Congress again approves warrantless wiretapping

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:02
Murkowski, Sullivan and Young all vote against continuing surveillance program

Despite the ‘no’ votes of Alaska’s Congressional delegation, Congress has passed a measure extending the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program for six more years.

Former state senator Huggins quits governor race

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:38
In statement, he predicts most expensive campaign in state history

Former state senator Charlie Huggins has announced he is suspending his campaign for governor.

Two of Juneau’s three lawmakers may not run for re-election

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:12
Rep. Sam Kito III says Legislature pay debate is a major factor in his decision; Sen. Egan cites health issues

Two of three Juneau lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature may not run for re-election this year.

Southeast fisherman found guilty of ‘creek robbery’, fined $32K and forced to forfeit boat

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:47
Curtis Demmert handed over the Tlingit Lady after being caught fishing illegally

Curtis Demmert handed over the Tlingit Lady after being caught fishing illegally.

Alaska remains No. 1 state for gun deaths

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:19
Suicide drives Alaska’s top ranking

Suicide drives Alaska’s top ranking.

Watch Gov. Walker’s State of State address live Thursday night

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:20

Gov. Bill Walker is giving his annual State of State Address Thursday night and you can watch it live on juneauempire.com.

Staffers suggest tips for good public testimony

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:32

A microphone can be a scary thing.

Guardedly optimistic, Alaska Legislature starts second regular session

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:17
Lawmakers say multibillion-dollar budget deficit expected to be partly resolved this year

Lawmakers say multibillion-dollar budget deficit is expected to be partly resolved this year.

Three finalists named to replace Mike Dunleavy in Alaska Senate

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:39

Eleven candidates were considered, and five of the 11 were interviewed.

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