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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.

AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptions

AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptionsThey say the state’s position in the case Tununuk v. the state of Alaska erects barriers between tribal children and tribal homes.

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is among 47 Republican senators who signed a letter to Iran’s leadership Monday. The letter concerns President Obama’s negotiations for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program without involving Congress.

Skagway assembly reviews port expansion design options

It’s a big step in the ongoing project aimed at modernizing the ore dock and ship loader and provide more space with the port for more cruise and industrial traffic.

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansion

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansionSen. Pete Kelly plans to introduce a bill aimed at reforming the current Medicaid system.