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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 8, 2015

...than the $10,000 top prize: bragging rights.Thumbs down to ferry uncertainty. In Sunday's Juneau Empire, state reporter Katie Moritz explained how tourism booking agencies and tourists themselves are already feeling the effects of the...
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers should share in the state's budget cuts

...we suggest they take a step in solidarity with the state's employees. On the front page of today's issue, state reporter Katie Moritz outlines the top 10 highest-paid workers in the Alaska House and the Alaska Senate. If we're talking...
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 12, 2015

...everyone. We hope that the goodwill and optimism shown at Saturday's event will last.Thumbs down to losing a good state reporter. On Saturday, Amanda Coyne announced that she's shutting down her independent newsgathering website to work as...
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure

...Empire he is reviewing the analysis over the weekend and plans to take it up in committee this week.? Contact State reporter Matt Woolbright at
State | AK legislature
Facing a spectrum of choice, Alaska Legislature considers compromise on school funding

...That means having quality teachers, it means mentoring teachers and it means doing everything we can."? Contact State reporter Matt Woolbright at
State | AK legislature
We've got a win, but don't stop now

...honeymoon phase, but I think marriage is great. I was in a rental car between Seattle and Redmond, Oregon, when former State Reporter Mark Miller texted me the news. Of course, things evolved over a few days as a stay was requested and talk of fighting...
Online news sites vie for niche in Alaska market

...well. The first hires were two prominent Alaska journalists, reporter Jill Burke from KTUU-TV in Anchorage and state reporter Rena Delbridge from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Jenkins said's investment includes...
State employees plead for retirement changes

...consider revenue-neutral changes to the retirement system, but the options it has seen have increased costs to the state. reporter Pat Forgey at 586-4816 or


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