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Planned Parenthood testifies on abortion bill

Planned Parenthood testifies on abortion billPlanned Parenthood says a bill that would cut state funding for abortions in cases which are not "medically necessary" is unconstitutional and unnecessary.

Josephson proposes to extend school year

Josephson proposes to extend school yearJosephson proposes to extend school year

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this week

The halls of the state Capitol should be quieter later this week as many lawmakers head out for the traditional Energy Council break, though there are a number of hearings crammed into the schedule through Wednesday.

Alaska Senate urges drilling in ANWR

Alaska Senate urges drilling in ANWRThe Alaska Senate has unanimously passed a resolution urging Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

Alaska broadcasters challenge cable provider plans

Several Alaska broadcasters have filed a petition to block cable provider GCI's purchase of three television stations in Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka.

First comes leave, then comes baby

First comes leave, then comes babyFairbanks and Bassett Army Community Hospital are waiting on some new arrivals.

Lawsuit challenges Alaska petroleum reserve access

Lawsuit challenges Alaska petroleum reserve accessThe residents of Nuiqsut say petroleum development already is forcing villagers to travel longer distances to hunt caribou.

Senate panel to hear from leading voucher advocate

School vouchers will be the subject of two hearings on Friday at the Alaska Legislature.

Deadline looms for PFD applications

Alaskans have a big deadline looming.

Update: Alaska villagers see Salazar over refuge road

Update: Alaska villagers see Salazar over refuge roadResidents of a small Alaska community are scheduled to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today in their quest for a road through a national wildlife refuge.