The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors discussed budget crises and changes in education law during their annual conference held recently in Minneapolis. KTOO-TV’s Bill McAllister attended the conference and later picked up an award for KTOO’s “Alaska Week” program for its coverage of the Alaska Legislature.Related Link: KTOO wins national awards
- “So what we’re seeing here is a giant step — a beautiful step — backward in time, where we’re remembering that there is no us versus them. There’s only us, and we are the people, and the people are the police."
- Eaglecrest Ski Area is opening this year ahead of schedule.
- Alaska and British Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday expected to increase the state’s role in transboundary mine decisions.
- New rules could make it possible to develop more renewable energy in Alaska, by making it easier for independent projects to sell their power to the grid.