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Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel outWith the House and Senate struggling to make a deal on education, lawmakers are forced into extra innings.

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languagesDedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

Legislature backs Tongass takeover planThe Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrapped

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrappedAn effort to resurrect parts of a dead permitting bill was abandoned on Friday night.

Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

Education activists wary of latest school funding billIn Juneau, the latest version of the education funding bill emerged Friday, and it isn’t what school advocates were hoping for.

‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ group takes petition dismissal to court

‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ group takes petition dismissal to courtRepresentatives from the “Recall Lindsey Holmes” group and Alaska’s Division of Elections met in State Superior Court on Thursday.

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages bill

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages billSen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, wants to create a new section in state statute for ceremonial languages

Parnell signs abortion bill

Parnell signs abortion billGov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill that restricts state Medicaid payments for abortions.

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension system

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension systemThe Alaska State House has voted in favor of Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to shore up the state’s pension system.

State House OKs refinery subsidy plan

State House OKs refinery subsidy planThe Alaska State House has a approved a deal to give the state’s refineries – and one fertilizer plant — up to $200 million in subsidies.