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Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriously

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriouslyWhile Sen. Lisa Murkowski barely mentioned climate change in her annual speech to the Alaska Legislature, a small crowd rallied outside to bring attention to the issue.

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissioners

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissionersGov. Bill Walker says he’d like all of his commissioners to live in Juneau, but thinks it’s OK if some of them choose to live in other parts of the state.

Lawsuit challenges Alaska’s regulation restricting abortions for low income women

A trial got underway today in Anchorage in a lawsuit challenging the state regulation that restricts abortions for low income women.

Alaska lawmakers frustrated after meeting with Interior Secretary Jewell

A team of nine legislators took a break from session work in Juneau to travel to Kotzebue this week to confront Sally Jewell.

Jewell, Governor, delegation descend on Northwest Arctic Borough

For two days, the Northwest Arctic Borough is suddenly Alaska’s seat of power, with the governor, the lieutenant governor, the whole congressional delegation, and 10 legislators all descending on the region.

State budget cuts threaten local jails

State budget cuts threaten local jailsSitka is one of several local departments who say the cuts are so deep, it could force their jail to close.

Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansion

Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansionHouse Republicans expressed skepticism over Governor Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid in a hearing Monday morning.

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection process

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection processA statewide group is fighting a proposed change in Alaska’s judge selection process pushed by a Fairbanks Senator.

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuit

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuitThe last time a sitting governor spoke directly before a committee was in 2007, when Sarah Palin testified on an ethics bill.

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budget

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budgetThe Haines Borough Police Department and dispatch services could face a dramatic funding loss under Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget.