Leslie Rohr from Love INC speaks to the House Finance Committee members in opposition to cuts that help vulnerable Alaskans on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents pack House Finance meeting

“We are now to the bone … More cuts will cut to the marrow and we’re going to start losing limbs”

Community members show their support for the opening of Freedom House’s men’s residence in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Freedom House celebrates the opening of men’s residence

Freedom House uses a faith-based recovery program to help transition into a sober lifestyle

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks about CSSB 38, a supplemental appropriation bill for earthquake relief, during a Senate floor session at the Capitol on Monday, March 25, 2019. The $130 million bill passed unanimously. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate approves fast-tracked disaster relief funds

Dry weather predictions prompt additional fire suppression funds.

Dr. Suzanne Allen, from Boise, Idaho, gives an overview of the WWAMI School of Medical Education program to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tuition assistance for medical students on the chopping block

Alaska would be the only state in the country to not provide state assistance for medical education.

Members of the public wait to share their thoughts on the governor’s budget to the House Finance Committee at the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

House Finance holds 1st community meeting on budget in Juneau

Dozens of people told lawmakers they’re ready to give to the state.

School briefs for the week of March 25, 2019

What’s happening this week

Growers fear agriculture cuts could curb industry growth

The governor’s proposed budget would reduce funding to the state Division of Agriculture

The spring thaw floods a street in Soldotna, Alaska, in March 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Unhinged Alaska: Break up, let’s don’t rush it

I should have never asked for his help in hauling off some yard debris

  • 3 days ago

Court reports for March 24, 2019

Read the latest reports

Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Permanent fund must reflect today’s fiscal reality

When revenues are down, so goes the dividend. Just like in the real world.

  • 5 days ago