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Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Southeast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

The State of Alaska may sue to set up a right-of-way through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

A constitutional amendment that would reconfigure a commission tasked with vetting judges was pulled from a vote in the Alaska Senate on Monday.

Assembly nixes boat size limits on Auke Lake

Assembly nixes boat size limits on Auke Lake

The Assembly also voted to ban flushing jet and prop boat engines in Auke Lake

Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

For 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.

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

The court challenge of Petersburg’s borough boundaries is not over yet.

Land-use agreement reached for Susitna-Watana dam work

Land-use agreement reached for Susitna-Watana dam work

The Alaska Energy Authority says it has reached a land-use agreement that is also key to it perhaps receiving additional funding for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project.

Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

Officials in Ouzinkie are racing to find funding to replace the Mahoona Lake dam.