Signer of Alaska Constitution, Jack Coghill, dies at age 93

He was a political icon in the state.

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Court reports for June 16, 2019

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska legislators face pressure for PFD decision

A governor can call a special session, but legislators don’t have to act on any of the agenda items.

In this July 4, 2013, file photo, a brown bear walks to a sandbar to eat a salmon it had just caught at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam. A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve is expected to halt heart-stopping encounters between human pedestrians and brown bears both using the old bridge. (AP File Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
New Katmai bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

The replacement for the old floating bridge was more than a decade in the making.

The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Swan Lake fire continues to grow

The Swan Lake fire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge shows no… Continue reading

Kaegan Koski strikes a pose during the 2019 Soldotna Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Celebrating with Pride

2nd annual Soldotna Pride march draws a crowd

Jasper Webb from Kenai shows off his Iron Man kite during the first Kenai Kite Festival on the Kenai North Beach in Alaska on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kite Festival debuts with high-flying fun

Clouds didn’t keep kites from the air

Kiters to hit the beach

The first-ever Kenai Kite Festival will be held at the Kenai North Beach from noon to 2 p.m.

Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, left, expresses his displeasure with Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, right, as Sen. Tom Begich listens, during debate on the capital budget in the Senate at the Capitol on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
One session ends as another one is set outside Juneau

There are numerous concerns with the new location.

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