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Senate OKs medevac memberships

Senate OKs medevac memberships

Legislation allowing a popular air-ambulance service’s membership program to continue serving Alaskans passed the state Senate today.

Measure calls for Tongass timber takeover

Measure calls for Tongass timber takeover

Legislation urging the state to take over some Tongass forest lands is attracting questions and opposition.

Stedman spends most for legislative travel

Stedman spends most for legislative travel

State officials recently released documents showing how much each legislator spent on travel last year. Two of the most expensive travelers are from Southeast.

AFN asks ANB to help voting-rights campaign

AFN asks ANB to help voting-rights campaign

Alaska’s largest Native organization is challenging a Southeast group to lead the regional campaign to regain federal voting-rights protections.

Bill Thomas considers Kerttula’s House seat

Bill Thomas considers Kerttula’s House seat

Former Haines Representative Bill Thomas is considering a run for the House seat being vacated by Juneau’s Beth Kerttula. But he’s more likely to take on Juneau Senator Dennis Egan.

Sealaska seeks new board youth adviser

Sealaska seeks new board youth adviser

Sealaska is looking for a young shareholder to take a seat on its board of directors.

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transition

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transition

The Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan.

Senator expects tighter state budgets in 2014

Senator expects tighter state budgets in 2014

Juneau Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan says the upcoming legislative session will be different from last year’s simply because there are fewer state dollars to go around.

Rep. Kerttula targets education, gasline, oil tax

Rep. Kerttula targets education, gasline, oil tax

State education spending and the possibilities for an Alaska gasline are top priorities for the minority leader of the Alaska House of Representative.

Stedman says hydro funds tight, otter bill will change

Stedman says hydro funds tight, otter bill will change

There won’t be many appropriations for Southeast Alaska projects this legislative session. That’s the word from Sitka Senator Bert Stedman, who represents most of the region.