Capital correspondent Dave Donaldson retires

Few people know the ins and outs of the Alaska State Legislature as well as Alaska Public Radio Network’s State Capital Correspondent Dave Donaldson.

He came to Alaska in 1991 to cover state politics for APRN and has logged an impressive 22 legislative sessions. He arrived in Juneau from North Carolina, thinking he would only stay one year. But like many Alaskans, he fell in love with the state and its capital city almost instantly.

Donaldson turned off his tape deck Thursday for retirement. In this interview with APRN’s Lori Townsend, he says he had a great first impression of the legislature and state lawmakers:


Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan and legislative staffer Christopher Clark share a joke with Dave Donaldson at a retirement party at KTOO on Thursday. Photo courtesy Bob Tkacz.

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