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Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the year

Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the yearThe Alaska Youth for Environmental Action awards go to Reps. Andy Josephson, Charisse Millett, Les Gara and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

Budget consideration sparks Medicaid debate

Democrats have proposed 22 amendments, and discussion of the bill is expected to last into the late hours. The minority opened with an effort to restore Medicaid expansion to the budget.

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollutionCruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. Scrubbers are aimed at clearing the air — and meeting new regulations. But it’s also dodging some stronger, more expensive measures.

Alaska Senate passes bill to end daylight saving time

Alaska Senate passes bill to end daylight saving timeThe Alaska State Senate has passed a bill that would eliminate daylight saving time.

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threats

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threatsThe new city and Juneau School District strategy for dealing with active threats is known as ALICE—Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

House Speaker reattempts Agrium tax credit

House Speaker reattempts Agrium tax creditThe Alaska Department of Revenue expects a proposed tax credit for the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski to cost the state between $3 million and $4 million in foregone revenue annually.

Alaska teens lobby governor on climate change

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action delivered a petition with more than a thousand signatures to the governor’s office on Tuesday.

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of Stevens

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of StevensThe resolution follows a decision earlier this year upholding the reversal of suspensions of two federal prosecutors accused of withholding evidence in Stevens' corruption trial.

At National Guard confirmation hearing, the political becomes personal

At a pair of confirmation hearings on Tuesday, Laurie Hummel was asked about her plans for reforming the Guard, and went through a personal line of questioning along the way.

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendments

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendmentsThe House Finance Committee has approved restoring much of a proposed $1.7 million cut to public broadcasting and reducing by about $10 million a cut to the University of Alaska system.