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Senate committee advances transportation fund measure

Senate committee advances transportation fund measure

A measure setting up a road-and-ferry savings account has cleared its first state Senate committee.

Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives

Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has asked officials from King Cove for an alternative to the road.

Alaska’s health insurers call marketplace enrollment figures disappointing

In Alaska, the final numbers aren’t in yet. The two insurers on the state’s federally run marketplace are reporting they had 7,500 enrollees by mid March.

Proposed budget cuts would close Augustus Brown Swimming Pool

Proposed budget cuts would close Augustus Brown Swimming Pool

Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer is expected to detail her proposed budget cuts to the Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday, as the city faces a $12 million shortfall for the next two fiscal years.

Is Juneau ready for a cruise ship security threat?

Is Juneau ready for a cruise ship security threat?

Emergency officials in Juneau are testing their response to a cruise ship security threat today.

Alaska Native languages bill clears final House committee

Alaska Native languages bill clears final House committee

A bill symbolically making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is heading to the House floor for a vote.

Landmark subsistence decision stands

Landmark subsistence decision stands

The Katie John lawsuit over subsistence fishing rights is finally over.

House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

Mike Chenault is proposing a policy change that explicitly carves out an exception for the board that could oversee development of a natural gas pipeline.

Senate Education consider dual track tenure system

Senate Education consider dual track tenure system

The Senate Education Committee Monday began hearings on a bill that will establish different teacher tenure tracks for urban and rural Alaska.

Court rejects Alaska appeal over fishing rights

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by the state of Alaska in a long-running fight over the control of rivers and the fishing and hunting rights of Native Alaskans.