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Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuitA Ketchikan judge says he will decide by today whether he should approve a stay of his January decision regarding an education funding case between the State of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Maw withdraws from consideration for Board of Fisheries position

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader John Coghill’s office confirmed the withdrawal of Dr. Roland Maw but couldn’t provide additional details.

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repeal

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repealAlaska’s film and television producers fear an attempt to repeal the 7-year-old tax credit system will stifle their growing industry.

Slideshow: Sikuliaq stops in Juneau

Slideshow: Sikuliaq stops in JuneauUAF officials roll out gangplank for public to view new research vessel devoted to polar oceanography.

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programsAdvocates are rejoicing after Gov. Bill Walker released an updated budget that restores funding for homeless programs.

Tongass transition plan may run short

Tongass transition plan may run shortA new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.

House Bill targets Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for elimination

House Bill targets Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for eliminationHB112 comes after a Department of Fish and Game report questions the efficiency and organizational structure of the CFEC.

Alaska tops Gallup’s Index of Well-Being

Alaska tops Gallup’s Index of Well-BeingGallup yesterday released its annual Index of Well-Being, and for the first time, Alaska tops the list.

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline projectWalker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas to Asian buyers, too.

New Alaska branch of Americans For Prosperity campaigns against Medicaid expansion

Americans for Prosperity led a successful campaign to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill in Tennessee this year. Price is hoping for the same success in Alaska.