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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.

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

The head of the state’s largest labor union says Alaska AFL-CIO would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure.

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

James Michael Wells is charged with murder counts in the deaths of 51-year-old Richard Belisle and 41-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins.

Bartlett Regional Hospital board to begin CEO deliberations

Bartlett Regional Hospital board to begin CEO deliberations

Five candidates interviewed last week for the position of Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO.

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review whether or not Southeast Alaska wolves should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Public testimony scheduled for Egan’s retirement choice bill

Public testimony scheduled for Egan’s retirement choice bill

Senate Bill 30 would let local and state government workers choose between a traditional pension and a 401(k)-style retirement savings account.

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

While the Legislature is still hammering out how much money to put toward the base student allocation, the Senate Finance Committee has included a major injection of funds in their version of the operating budget.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Sen. Fred Dyson’s bill would make it so all criminal cases that result in a dismissal or an acquittal are considered confidential.