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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Gene Tagaban, left, encourages men to stand together on the steps of the Capitol in support of the Alaskans Choose Respect campaign on Thursday. After speeches, including one by Gov. Bill Walker, center, about 100 community members marched to Marine Park.

'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

With the "Alaskans Choose Respect" banners flying over the Capitol entrance behind him and about 100 soggy Alaskans looking on in front, Gov. Bill Walker gave the first "Choose Respect" address of his term.

by KATIE MORITZ

Finance director paints sobering budget picture

JUNEAU — The director of the Legislative Finance Division laid out a sobering picture of the state’s budget outlook Thursday, saying the economic impact of cuts needed for a sustainable state budget would be far worse...
Becky Bohrer

Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

Editor's note: Mobile users may download infographic here. This chart lists all the bills and resolutions led by...
JAMES BROOKS

Lawmakers show no love to public media

A Senate Finance subcommittee eliminated all state funding for public broadcasting in a late afternoon meeting Thursday. The subcommittee on the Department of Administration, chaired by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, nixed the $4.
KATIE MORITZ

Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker is expected to introduce legislation setting out a framework for calculating property-tax payments for the state and municipalities from a major liquefied natural gas project.
Becky Bohrer

Lawmakers urge more study of changes tribal recognition

HARTFORD, Conn. - Several congressional members called on the U.S.
MICHAEL MELIA

Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

WASHINGTON - The U.S.
JONATHAN FAHEY

Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

FAIRBANKS - Eielson Air Force Base has "phenomenal assets" that make it attractive for basing new F-35 fighter jets, an Air Force official said Wednesday at a public scoping meeting.

Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

BETHEL - Bethel residents packed a City Council meeting to voice their opposition to plans to open the town's only liquor store. The council heard more than 3 1/2 hours of testimony Tuesday night.

Big king salmon wins Homer tournament for Kodiak fisherman

ANCHORAGE - Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen got to taste what some might consider a perfect fishing day in Homer on Saturday. Sunshine reflected off Kachemak Bay. Temperatures reached the upper 40s, "like summertime," according to the 45-year-...
MIKE CAMPBELL
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