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 By Claire Stremple    News    February 22, 2024 

Dunleavy proposes crackdown on unpermitted public protests

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration introduced legislation on Wednesday that would criminalize unpermitted street protests and other activities that... Full story


Alaska's courts are mired in cases, with gradual progress on pandemic backlog

Alaska’s courts have had a backlog of cases since courts shut down for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The backlog has persisted, in part becau... Full story


Alaska must face food stamp litigation after a year of stays, court says

In January of last year, 10 Alaskans sued the state because they said the Department of Health failed to provide food stamps within the time frames... Full story


Quakers contribute more than $92k in reparations to develop Kake healing center

An unused U.S. Forest Service building near Kake may soon be a healing center for the community to... Full story


Alaska Gov. Dunleavy's budget has millions for education, but no increase to funding per student

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said education is among his top priorities in the coming fiscal year. He proposed spending millions on education, but did not... Full story


Alaskans again wait months for food stamps

Nikita Chase doesn’t have a Christmas tree yet this year. She said she is more worried about staving off an electricity shutoff notice than getting... Full story


Lack of investment in school guidance programs linked to Alaska's lagging workforce

Jobs are available in Alaska, but the workforce to fill them isn’t there. A report from the Association of Alaska School Boards linked it to... Full story


Alaska board of education votes to limit trans girls' participation in high school sports

The state’s governor-appointed board of education voted to limit transgender girls’ participation in school sports at a special meeting on...

 By Claire Stremple    News    August 3, 2023

Alaska to use crowdsourcing website to distribute $2M in COVID-19 relief money for public school supplies

Alaska public school teachers short of supplies this year have a new source to turn to for funding, and it’s not the local school budget. Each... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    August 3, 2023

Alaska Department of Health moves to ease parts of child care licensing burden

The state government is taking aim at eliminating one of the most common barriers for people who want to open child care centers in remote...

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

Dunleavy veto cuts Head Start increase as centers struggle to pay teachers, serve children in need

In Alaska, only a third of children meet the state’s goals to be ready for kindergarten. But the state’s share of funding for Head Start, a... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

New state child care task force faces bleak reality of Alaska's system

Alaskans are having a harder time accessing child care now than they were five years ago, an expert told a new task force charged by Gov. Mike... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    May 18, 2023

Legislature fails to pass major education policy changes

Major education policy changes for Alaska got close to the finish line but fell short in the final hours of this legislative session. A bill to... Full story


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