Invest in education is the rally cry of the week in the state capitol, as the Senate completes its work on the state operating and mental health budgets.
A bill that would require a longer probationary period for teachers has attracted opposition from labor organizations, who say it’s an attack on job security.
Monday is the deadline for comments on Alaska Electric Light and Power’s federal application to investigate the feasibility of a Sheep Creek hydroelectric project.
President Obama wrapped up his trip to Israel and the West Bank on Friday with visits to three symbolic pilgrimage sites: First he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, then he laid a wreath and a stone on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader assassinated in 1995. Finally, Obama made a somber visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.
One of the new, more controversial provisions – granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non natives for domestic violence crimes committed in Indian Country – has reopened a long-simmering debate about tribal power in Alaska.
University of Alaska would like to sell the downtown office and classroom building
The House gets its first stab at the Senate’s oil tax package Friday.
Traditional Native garment is worn by legislators, staff as a symbol of Alaska’s diverse people and cultures
But the governor says the Alaska House of Representatives should take its own look at the legislation, and make any changes members deem necessary.
Senator Murkowski has threatened to filibuster the nomination over the Interior Department’s decision to prevent construction of a road from King Cove to Cold Bay.