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In this file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes four new crimes bills at a press conference with Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, and Alaska State Troopers at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes four new crimes bills at a press conference with Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, and Alaska State Troopers at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Recall Dunleavy application denied by Department of Law

Department says application is ‘both factually and legally insufficient.’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One in June. (Courtesy photo | White House photographer)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One in June. (Courtesy photo | White House photographer)
Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s nursing program. (Courtesy photo | Premera Blue Cross)
Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s nursing program. (Courtesy photo | Premera Blue Cross)
In this file photo, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska prisoners to be sent out of state

Prisons are almost at capacity.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
SEITC Chair Rob Sanderson Jr., center, and Reuben George, of the Sacred Trust, Tsleil-Waututh Nation at the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission meeting at the Lummi Reservation in Ferndale, Wash. (Courtesy photo | Jeff Gibbs)

Indigenous meeting declares ‘salmon emergency’

Meeting of tribes from US and Canada calls for action.

SEITC Chair Rob Sanderson Jr., center, and Reuben George, of the Sacred Trust, Tsleil-Waututh Nation at the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission meeting at the Lummi Reservation in Ferndale, Wash. (Courtesy photo | Jeff Gibbs)
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                                LGBT supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington. The Supreme Court heard arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative.

LGBT Alaskans closely watching US Supreme Court hearings

Ruling could change definition of workplace discrimination.

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                                LGBT supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington. The Supreme Court heard arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative.

Recall campaign is ready for a fight

Legal team has some heavy hitters.

Prescriptions drugs, vitamins, hormones, and other drugs left in the drug drop box in the lobby of the Juneau Police Department displayed on Thursday, Sept. 26. The drop box gives residents a safe place to disposed of their unused prescription narcotics. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opioid crisis still cuts deep in Alaska

Nearly 6 million pills in 6 years.

Prescriptions drugs, vitamins, hormones, and other drugs left in the drug drop box in the lobby of the Juneau Police Department displayed on Thursday, Sept. 26. The drop box gives residents a safe place to disposed of their unused prescription narcotics. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                In this Empire file photo, Rep. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, listens to Kathryn Monfreda, bureau chief of the Department of Public Safety’s Division of Statewide Services, as she presents the Uniform Crime Reporting Annual Report to House members during an informational meeting at the Capitol on Feb. 5.

Breaking: Gov wants third special session once Senate seat is filled

The session would be to allocate the remainder of the PFD.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                In this Empire file photo, Rep. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, listens to Kathryn Monfreda, bureau chief of the Department of Public Safety’s Division of Statewide Services, as she presents the Uniform Crime Reporting Annual Report to House members during an informational meeting at the Capitol on Feb. 5.
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A downed spruce tree sits near the East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in this June 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge blocks logging in the Tongass, for now

Old growth, new logging.

A downed spruce tree sits near the East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in this June 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State files lawsuit against public employee union

State says its about First Amendment.

In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State’s budget director Arduin is out

New director to be named soon.

In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)