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Walker to release budget early

Gov. Bill Walker will release his finalized state budget "well before" the Feb. 18 deadline, according to a spokesperson for the governor.The budget's release date is not yet set, but Walker won't wait until the last minute to unveil...
State | AK legislature
Walker names investigator

...Tony Knowles. She retired in 2011. She will be paid about $157 per hour, up to $50,000, for the investigation, a spokesperson for the Department of Law said in an email.Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said Collins' investigation will hopefully...
State | AK legislature
WSJ ranks Alaska Airlines best overall in U.S.

...number of complaints. It scored well enough on the other categories to secure the No. 1 overall spot.Bobbie Egan, a spokesperson for the airline, told the Empire on Monday that Alaska Airlines has worked to increase communication with customers, which...
Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry adventurers

...Alaskans take a selfie right before heading out into the backcountry, as a way to account for their whereabouts.Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the advice to snap a selfie is part of a larger push to encourage those venturing into the backcountry to...
Quiet New Year's Eve

...Retailer's Association) has been provided free rides home on major holidays, such as New Year's, in Juneau since 2005.A spokesperson for the organization wasn't immediately available Thursday to discuss how many taxis were operational, how many people...
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...Patterson works with the Alaska Native community as a relatable spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control's anti-smoking campaign...way, despite the cost.Since his election as the official spokesperson for the CDC, Patterson has dedicated the time he has left...
Racism in Juneau an ongoing topic of discussion

...was to answer two questions: Where do we want to see the issue of racism in Juneau in 10 years and How do we get there? A spokesperson from each table group presented its conclusions to the room. The main takeaways were that people would like racism to be...
Have your pet sit with Santa for a good 'claws'

...Club has held a similar event as the Nugget Mall as a fundraiser, but took a break from the annual tradition this year. A spokesperson said they might do it again next year.Brint said the funds raised go toward SOFA's rescue and adoption services, which...
Plane struck by lightning flies safely to Juneau

...another plane flew the rest of the route to Anchorage, a spokesperson for the airline said."Our airplanes are designed to dissipate...Independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker.A campaign spokesperson, Lindsay Hobson, said Mallott was trying to get to Anchorage...
Five juvenile escapees indicted on 15 felony charges

...Dominick and Nehren attempted to escape but were still in the facility when police responded to the riot, Catherine Stadem, spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Serivces, wrote in an email.Troopers located Crouse and Gary Nov. 8 in...


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