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House OKs timber payments, but Alaskans can’t count on it

House OKs timber payments, but Alaskans can’t count on itA federal revenue-sharing program called Secure Rural Schools has been a million-dollar boon to some Alaska cities and boroughs, mostly in Southeast.

Legislature votes to end school bond reimbursements, but uncertainty lingers for Anchorage

Right now, when municipalities bond for school construction costs, the state pays more than half the bill.

Fishing rights case likely headed for Alaska Supreme Court, federal court

Fishing rights case likely headed for Alaska Supreme Court, federal courtThe defendants moved for dismissal of the charges, asserting that their fishing for king salmon was a religious activity, and that they were entitled to a religious exemption from the emergency orders under the free exercise clause of the Alaska Constitution.

House delays vote on school bond bill

The House adjourned Tuesday before voting on an amendment that would allow reimbursements for projects voters approve by November 15, 2016.

Today is deadline to apply for PFD

Today is deadline to apply for PFDAlaskans are almost out of time to sign up for their share of the state's oil wealth this year.

Haines pot grower proposes cannabis exchange

Haines pot grower proposes cannabis exchangeIn Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature.

‘There’s nothing left to cut’: Fairbanks Assembly gives school district $800K boost

Assembly members say the action was a small step toward helping the district cope with personnel and program cuts that district officials have proposed to deal with an $11 million state funding shortfall.

Seward statue project moving ahead

Seward statue project moving aheadOrganizers hope to erect a bronze sculpture of William Henry Seward by the 150th anniversary of the Alaska purchase.

Investigating historical trauma endured by Native Americans, Alaska Natives

In one of her articles, Mary Annette Pember tells the story of Oseira. In 1944, at the age of five, she was removed from her home in a Bristol Bay area village and sent to a Catholic boarding school in Interior Alaska.

Juneau Symphony to perform “Russian Portraits” with final conductor candidate

Juneau Symphony to perform “Russian Portraits” with final conductor candidateJeremy Briggs Roberts is the musical director and conductor of the Washington Idaho Symphony.