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With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

A bill authorizing the state to build a billion-dollar bridge across the Knik Arm is back for consideration.

State reps reject measure to extend military perk to same-sex partners

State reps reject measure to extend military perk to same-sex partners

A measure adding same-sex partners to a bill allowing military spouses to keep their driver’s licenses was rejected.

State representatives condemn EPA chief’s statements

State representatives condemn EPA chief’s statements

The Alaska State House unanimously condemned language used by the chief of the EPA to describe gifts she received in the state.

VPSOs prepare for possibility of being armed

VPSOs prepare for possibility of being armed

The effort to allow VPSOs to carry guns cleared a major hurdle last week when the Alaska House unanimously passed the bill that does just that.

Slideshow: Interior work underway on new SLAM vault

Slideshow: Interior work underway on new SLAM vault

Artifacts to be moved into new vault in late May prior to demolition of current Alaska State Museum

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Californian pulls name from board consideration

The decision came before a legislative hearing where the nominee was expected to be questioned on his residency status, his tax records, and his ties to the oil industry.

Despite revisions, opposition to permitting bill still vocal

Despite revisions, opposition to permitting bill still vocal

Most of the testimony on the Parnell administration’s permitting bill was as negative as it was brief.

SHARP-II student loan repayment program under fire

SHARP-II student loan repayment program under fire

The program that helps medical professionals repay their student loans if they serve poor or rural patients.

Without necessary votes, Senate leadership pulls controversial education amendment

Without necessary votes, Senate leadership pulls controversial education amendment

The measure did not even make it to the floor, because it did not have enough support to pass.