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Why time zones are a sore subject for Juneau

Why time zones are a sore subject for JuneauJuneau's history of time zones is quite complicated. New legislation could heal an old "war wound" for when the capital city moved off Pacific Time in 1983.

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panelAlaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher question

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher questionWith a crowd of charter school students in the gallery, the Alaska State House used a school choice resolution as a proxy for a debate on vouchers on Monday.

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repeal

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repealAlaska’s film and television producers fear an attempt to repeal the 7-year-old tax credit system will stifle their growing industry.

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programsAdvocates are rejoicing after Gov. Bill Walker released an updated budget that restores funding for homeless programs.

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline projectWalker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas to Asian buyers, too.

New Alaska branch of Americans For Prosperity campaigns against Medicaid expansion

Americans for Prosperity led a successful campaign to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill in Tennessee this year. Price is hoping for the same success in Alaska.

With budget changes, Walker boosts ferry, community jails funding

With budget changes, Walker boosts ferry, community jails fundingWith Wednesday’s deadline for changes, Gov. Bill Walker has sent his final amendments to the capital and operating budget to the Legislature.

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipeline

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipelineMurkowski says she’s not normally an alarmist, but she thinks President Obama’s actions show he’s trying to starve the Trans-Alaska Pipeline of new oil.

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.