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Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

At $245 million, the biggest item in the capital budget before the Legislature is a power plant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

USDA files complaint against Alaska university for muskoxen deaths

USDA files complaint against Alaska university for muskoxen deaths

The 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.

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill

The $150 million-dollar bill to subsidize Alaska’s oil refineries was expanded another $50m to include the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski.

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state’s oil tax structure would “kill” oil production.

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstration

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstration

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

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

The Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 216 on Thursday

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.

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell is hosting an online town hall Wednesday.

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