A move to reduce funding for a new sex trafficking investigation unit has one high-profile critic: Alaska First Lady Sandy Parnell.
Gov. Sean Parnell has declared this Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska.
Minority members say they’ve been getting hundreds of emails and other comments from frustrated parents, teachers, school administrators and education boards asking for increased public school funding.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected a challenge by the state of Alaska to the Clinton-era “roadless rule” for the Tongass National Forest.
The Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up amendments Monday to the $9. 9 billion state operating budget.
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.