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Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

Education activists wary of latest school funding billIn Juneau, the latest version of the education funding bill emerged Friday, and it isn’t what school advocates were hoping for.

USDA files complaint against Alaska university for muskoxen deaths

USDA files complaint against Alaska university for muskoxen deathsThe USDA has accused the UAF of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at its large-animal research station.

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstration

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstrationA pack of youths walked the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday in a silent demonstration asking for more education funding.

Origami peace peacock finds a home in the state capitol

Origami peace peacock finds a home in the state capitolThe peacock is made of more than 2,000 pieces of folded paper.

Senate passes proposed amendment on student loans

Senate passes proposed amendment on student loansThe Alaska Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping lower the cost of student loans.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education billThe Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some contentious elements and adding more funding.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school fundingFor the past week, there have been a lot of parents running around the State Capitol letting their legislators know they want more money put into education.

Club at homeless shelter builds a community of trust and dialogue

Club at homeless shelter builds a community of trust and dialogueIt’s called The Glory Hole Book Club, but instead of everyone reading the same book, there’s a theme that everyone talks about each week.

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pie

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pieThe group Great Alaska Schools took to the steps of the Capitol on Friday to demand an increase in the state’s education funding formula.

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle school

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle schoolA pro-life group remains concerned over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in health instruction at Blatchley Middle School last fall, even though the curriculum is no longer being taught.