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National Guard problems highlight outdated military code

National Guard problems highlight outdated military codeUnder the current Alaska National Guard rules, misconduct is only met with administrative penalties. Now, legislators are preparing to strengthen the code.

Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancyA media campaign is set to launch in March that's aimed at reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska.

Lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposal

Lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposalA resolution was introduced in the state House, calling on Congress to reject any proposal "that does not explicitly and, without delay" open the coastal plain for development.

Juneau School District preps for grim budget

Juneau School District preps for grim budget"You really can’t solve multimillion dollar budget crisis by cutting $5,000 here or $4,000 here," says Superintendent Mark Miller.

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker says

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker saysSpeaking at JEDC's Innovation Summit, Walker says Alaska will need ingenuity - and possibly carrot beer - to deal with the state's budget deficit.

Skagway police say Klondike Highway closed

Skagway police say Klondike Highway closedThe Klondike Highway has been closed again due to an avalanche.

State to appeal education funding lawsuit ruling

State to appeal education funding lawsuit rulingThe judge ruled that municipalities should not be required to pay for public education because the required local contribution is essentially a tax earmarked for a special purpose.

Scattered services make homelessness in Haines hard to grasp

Scattered services make homelessness in Haines hard to graspThere is no shelter or centralized service tasked with responding to homelessness.

Sitka to sell several properties to Silver Bay Seafoods

Sitka to sell several properties to Silver Bay SeafoodsSitka will sell off a significant portion of its land at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park.

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but misses

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but missesSen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday failed to land her first counterpunch at the Obama administration’s new Arctic conservation policies.
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