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Springing forward with a famous farewell
Trio of piano concerts at JACC highlight Schubert’s last sonatas
Guns a low-caliber issue at Capitol this session
Few bills from majority and scant interest from minority as safety advocates visit legislators
Pay hikes for governor, other executive branch leaders, nixed by Senate
Increase would make Dunleavy 10th highest paid in U.S. instead of 28th; House rejection also likely
Ukrainians get Capitol welcome on war anniversary
Six of the people living in Juneau after fleeing war-torn homeland get standing ovation from Senate
Protesters denounce Eastman’s child abuse questions
State representative, censured for asking if dead children save money, subject of demonstration.
Report has some lawmakers ready to shed tiers
401k-style state pensions perform worse than expected in first in-depth study of 17-year-old system
Murkowski gives Legislature ‘tough love’ in speech
U.S. senator asks state lawmakers to make federal funds count in speech.
Eastman gets 2nd censure for questions about dead abused children
Controversial Wasilla legislator causes uproar by asking if deaths offer economic benefits
Weiss tapped to be first-ever liaison for UA program that recruits, trains teachers
It’s a new role for the departing Juneau superintendent.
Sky’s the limit for recovering UA, president says
“State of the University” highlights fiscal and enrollment stability, unique programs such as drones
Alaska House unanimously OKs Willow resolution
Supporters say North Slope oil project overwhelmingly favored by locals, addresses opponents’ worries.
A Mary Friday at the Alaska State Capitol
Kuspuks abound as Peltola invokes “Alaska model” of cooperation in congressional speech to Legislature
Going through fire and water to fight PFAS
Ban on “forever chemicals” for most firefighting sought by Kiehl part of much bigger overhaul effort
New elections director says political ties won’t affect her work
Carol Beecher, a GOP donor, declines to say if she believes recent elections were fairly conducted
New spending plan calls for ‘toll’ funds to shore up ferries
It adds temporary food stamp workers, attempts novel way to secure federal funds for AMHS upgrades.
Senate quickly falls for veterans’ traps
Juneau lawmaker’s bill giving disabled vets lifetime trapping licenses is first to pass floor vote.
Change by degrees: Dunleavy nixes college requirement for most jobs
Dunleavy nixes college requirement for most jobs; some say it fails to fix real workforce problems.
What’s in the cards for education funding
Major players at Alaska’s Capitol are showing their hands, but lots of bids and buffs remain.
State employees sound the horns on food stamp crisis during rally
Staff and union leaders hope food stamp crisis gets lawmakers to remedy workforce issues, threats.
DOC commissioner-designee has nomination advanced
She emphasized staffing improvement and inmate reentry goals.