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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2023

SE State Fair board cancels public meeting on drag act

HAINES — The Southeast Alaska State Fair board canceled a meeting scheduled for Wednesday to take public input about the scheduling of Juneau Drag...

 By Iris Samuels    News    April 13, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy announces Alaska child care task force but declines to support immediate funding boost

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he does not support a request to add millions of dollars to the state budget to help child care providers, instead announcing...

 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

Alaska House votes for temporary boost to public school funding

The Alaska House of Representatives voted Monday to increase the amount of money the state pays K-12 schools per student in the 2023-2024 school... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

State sales tax, envisioned as part of long-term plan, gets first hearing in Alaska Capitol

A 2% statewide sales tax proposed by Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, received its first legislative hearing last Wednesday night, with its sponsor sayi... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    April 6, 2023

Legislation could help boost legal services for low-income Alaskans

A state senator wants to direct a larger share of filing fees paid to the court system toward a nonprofit legal aid organization that helps several...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Parks wrongful death suit

In a 2-1 decision, the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the Estate of Molly Parks'...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 30, 2023

Legislature moving toward school funding increase, but amount uncertain

Similar pieces of legislation to increase state funding for public schools are awaiting hearings in the House and Senate finance committees as...


2 face charges in death of Alaska man after online post

JUNEAU (AP) — Two southeast Alaska men face charges in the beating death of a man who was attacked because of a social media post, according to an i...


Legislators will get 67% pay raise next year; 20% boost for governor

Alaska legislators will get a 67% pay raise next January — from $50,000 to $84,000 a year — and the governor and state department heads will...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Forest Service approves use of facility as cultural healing center

The Tongass National Forest has approved the Organized Village of Kake's request to use a U.S....

 By James Brooks    News    March 30, 2023

Fast-track budget bill, intended to help food-stamp program, speeds through Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Legislature has passed a fast-track budget bill intended to immediately address problems with the state’s food-aid program for poor... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    March 30, 2023

Property assessments climbing higher across the state

Though Wrangell appears to have led the state with its overall 56% increase in assessed property values this year, residents in Petersburg, Juneau...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 23, 2023

Ferry system short more than 100 crew to put Kennicott to work

The Alaska Marine Highway System is short more than 100 new crew to safely and dependably put the Kennicott to sea. Without enough onboard workers,...

 By James Brooks    News    March 23, 2023

K-12 funding increase takes first step forward in Alaska House

The Alaska House Education Committee voted 5-2 Wednesday morning to raise the amount Alaska pays K-12 schools per student, a figure known as the base... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 23, 2023

SEAPA Board selects new CEO, discusses power needs

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board named a new CEO during its meeting earlier this month while...

 By James Brooks    News    March 23, 2023

Testifiers support new Alaska housing anti-discrimination bill, sharing personal stories

Dozens of Alaskans testified in the state Capitol on Monday, urging lawmakers to advance a new anti-discrimination measure that would protect... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    March 16, 2023

Summer ferry schedule finally open for bookings

Just eight weeks before the start of the summer timetable on May 1, the Alaska Marine Highway System has released its schedule and opened its online...


Stedman: proposed spending cap that excludes PFD is 'nonsensical'

Bills under consideration in the Legislature to cap state spending are not addressing the main challenges Alaska is facing, said Sitka Sen. Bert...

 By Caroleine James    News    March 16, 2023

Alaskans continue pressing for U.S. intervention on B.C. mines

After meeting with representatives of the British Columbia mining and environmental ministries in Juneau last week, state legislators, Alaska Native...

 By James Brooks    News    March 16, 2023

New anti-discrimination bill proposes housing protections for more Alaskans

Anchorage Democratic Rep. Jennie Armstrong, one of three newly elected LGBTQ members of the Alaska Legislature, has introduced a new proposal to ban... Full story


PFD hearing brings out widely differing viewpoints

When Jan Kanitz of Juneau and Antonia Lenard of Eagle River testified before a legislative committee last Saturday about personal responsibility and...

 By Katie Anastas    News    March 9, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill requiring parent permission for sex ed, pronoun changes

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a bill Tuesday that would increase the amount of parental permission needed to teach sex education and change... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    March 9, 2023

Ferry system management says state is working to fix hiring problems

The Alaska Marine Highway System is working faster to hire more crew, trying to fix problems that slowed the process so much the past four years that...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 9, 2023

House committee starts work on PFD legislation

A state House committee last week held its first hearing on a bill intended to settle the Legislature’s biggest annual political battle: The amount...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 2, 2023

Ferry system lacks crew to operate the Kennicott this summer

In a change of plans from just a few weeks ago, the Alaska Marine Highway System reports it lacks enough crew to operate the Kennicott this summer. Th...


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