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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.

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.