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Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunch

Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunchLike most lawmakers, Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan expects Alaska’s multibillion dollar deficit to be the top issue during the upcoming legislative session.

About 16,000 Alaskans sign up on healthcare.gov

About 16,000 Alaskans sign up on healthcare.govThe federal government says about 16,000 Alaskans have signed up for health insurance on healthcare.gov.

In underground rooms, Sullivan’s senate office takes shape

In underground rooms, Sullivan’s senate office takes shapeU.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, like other Republicans in Congress, is on a two-day retreat in Hershey Penn.

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlook

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlookJonathan Kreiss-Tomkins thinks the state’s financial situation will mean a new reality for the state legislature in the upcoming session.

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commish

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commishFormer House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.

Swanton appointed deputy commissioner of Fish and Game

Charles Swanton will lead the department on Pacific salmon issues.

Pebble Mine owner raises funds for operations, legal fight

Pebble Mine owner raises funds for operations, legal fightNorthern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has raised about $13 million to help fund operations and an ongoing legal fight in support of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Meyer decides against Pierre contract for press work

Meyer decides against Pierre contract for press workThe incoming Alaska Senate president has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press office this session.

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimously

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimouslyDespite the fierce fights waged in Congress over the Affordable Care Act, a bill to loosen the employer mandate sailed through the U.S. House last week.

Juneau Assembly commits to Housing First project

Juneau Assembly commits to Housing First projectThe Juneau Assembly has officially committed $1.5 million to a Housing First project aimed at helping the chronically homeless.