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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.
Child care providers rally outside Capitol in support of increased funding
Supporters say new bill would provide necessary support and resources
Trillion dollar maybes: Coordinated approach aims to untangle complicated federal funding web
State, tribal and local governments using “hub” plans to simplify and maximize Alaska’s share.
The ABCs of the 33rd Legislature
Legislative business isn’t always as simple as 1-2-3.
Sullivan applauds, denounces feds in speech to Legislature
Senator praises ferry funds and monitoring of China’s balloon, fears Biden limiting oil project.
The bizarre bills other state legislatures are considering
Alaska’s Legislature isn’t mulling the headline-grabbers some statehouses have in the works.
Skull found in ‘97 in Interior belongs to New York man
A skull found in a remote part of Alaska’s Interior in 1997 belongs to a New York man who likely died in a bear mauling,… Continue reading
Chief justice bids lawmakers a fervent farewell
Daniel Winfree, in State of Judiciary days before retirement, warns about mixing politics and courts
Biden administration takes step toward OK’ing Willow Project
Final decision expected no sooner than early March.
A tale of two terms
Lawmakers say governor’s appointments, agenda vastly less confrontational this time.
Feds use rare veto to block Pebble Mine
Litigation is likely.
Feds float AMHS $285M in ferry infrastructure funding
It will fund six projects, requires state partial fund match
Big carbon and ‘small nukes’ are state’s future, governor says
Dunleavy sells business leaders on greenhouse gas cash, greenhouses with mini nuclear power plants
Homer Library Advisory Board upholds decision to retain LGBTQ+ books
A citizen’s group last year submitted a petition asking that the books be removed from the children’s section
Food stamp, Medicaid backlogs still loom large
State lawmakers conduct first hearing into state’s struggles processing public assistance applicants.
Biden administration reinstates Tongass Roadless Rule
Miners and timber interests upset, environmentalists thrilled, Sen. Sullivan vows retaliation
Troopers, misled by false court order, detained principal for mental health check
State troopers mistakenly took Alaska’s 2022 Principal of the Year into custody…
Report: Southeast Alaska drought risk declining, but warming temps may amplify future impacts
“This is going to happen again, and if it gets warmer and not wetter things can go south.”
Juneau teachers and supporters rally for an increase in state funding for education
“We need a substantially increased BSA and we need it now.”
Dunleavy urges cooperation to change course of state’s history
War on fentanyl, resilient Alaskans and “most pro-life-state” vow among State of the State highlights.