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Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programs

Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programs

Legislation reinstates such programs as Airlift Northwest’s AirCare

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

Some of the permitting bill’s less controversial provisions might be coming back in a different form.

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

A bill crafted by the Administration would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds.

State House passes bill limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

State House passes bill limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

The Alaska State House narrowly passed a bill that would put limits on state Medicaid payments for abortion.

HAARP research facility to shut down

HAARP research facility to shut down

News of HAARP’s imminent shut-down has alarmed the scientific community.

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foul

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foul

The fight over the minimum wage bill got so ugly on Sunday night, legislators joked that they preferred debating abortion.

Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment process

Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment process

The Alaska State House opened debate on a bill putting limits on state Medicaid payments for abortions on Thursday, only to shelve it and delay a final vote to Sunday.

Summer comes early in the far north

Summer comes early in the far north

A worker at the Toolik Field Station research camp in blue-white hills north of the Brooks Range has proclaimed this the first day of summer.

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil production

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil production

The Senate Resources Chair cut off microphones when the Minority Leader attempted to explain why industry experts should be required to testify under oath.

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted to postpone discussion of a letter that questions how the transfer of the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility has been handled.