The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Lawmakers get gloomy budget forecast

State can’t keep spending like it is, analysts say.

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough looks to manage facilities in more efficent way

The borough assembly appropriated funds to cover costs of facility management strategic planning.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, musicians John Walsh, Rose Flanagan and Pat Broaders perform at the annual Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music at Kenai Peninsula College in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Irish Music Concert returns to Kenai Peninsula College

The concert will feature three Irish musicians, John Walsh, Pat Broaders and John Skelton.

From left, musicians John Walsh, Rose Flanagan and Pat Broaders perform at the annual Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music at Kenai Peninsula College in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

State Kenai River board recruiting members

The advisory board provides state park managers with recommendations of the special management area

The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Borough to test alert system

The test will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Alaska Native woman, 90, is 1st counted

By Mark Thiessen Associated Press TOKSOOK BAY — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020
A sign for Set Free Alaska hangs in the faith-based addiction treatment nonprofit’s new outpatient servies location on Ocean Drive on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The organization held an open house to celebrate the outpatient services building opening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Outpatient addiction treatment services open in Homer

Run by faith-based Mat-Su organization, services have been long time coming

A sign for Set Free Alaska hangs in the faith-based addiction treatment nonprofit’s new outpatient servies location on Ocean Drive on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The organization held an open house to celebrate the outpatient services building opening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge halts enforcement of decision in Alaska recall case

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press JUNEAU — A state court judge on Tuesday put on hold a decision that would have allowed supporters of an… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House provides first day fireworks while Senate takes it slow

Legislative session starts with split votes and objections.

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Meredith McCullough, language arts teacher at Kenai Central High School, is seen here at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska on Jan. 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Local language arts teacher honored for work with students

“Trust them and allow them to grow”

Meredith McCullough, language arts teacher at Kenai Central High School, is seen here at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska on Jan. 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula residence hall on Poppy Lane in Soldotna can be seen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The hall will go on one-year hiatus beginning this summer.

KPC to shut down dorm this summer

The one-year hiatus will begin June 30.

The Kenai Peninsula residence hall on Poppy Lane in Soldotna can be seen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The hall will go on one-year hiatus beginning this summer.
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

She said she wants to make sure there’s a process that allows senators to “really hear the case.”

  • Jan 18, 2020
Erik Boraas speaks during the Celebration of Life for his father, Dr. Alan Boraas, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Community gathers to remember Alan Boraas — educator and trailblazer

‘That’s how you change the world’

Erik Boraas speaks during the Celebration of Life for his father, Dr. Alan Boraas, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna city council to consider LGBTQ hate crime resolution

The resolution would express support for the expansion of hate crime protections.

Micciche discusses PFD, taxes and criminal justice at town hall

Micciche started by addressing the repeal of Senate Bill 91.

Soldotna man sentenced to 9 years for heroin operation

He was arrested after he sold large quantities of heroin from his Soldotna residence in May of 2018.

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington on June 17. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)

Taking on Citizens United

Assembly members propose resolution supporting amendment to U.S. Constitution.

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington on June 17. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)