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

He was a political icon in the state.

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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”

Chief justice defends judicial nominating process

The governor said there were qualified applicants “inexplicably” not nominated

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.

Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

“We depend on feeding our families from the ocean.”

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.

A technician from Anchorage Solar installs vertical solar panels at the new location for River City Books in Soldotna on Saturday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
River City Books goes solar

People were also able to get an up-close look at the solar panels being installed

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