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Retirees still concerned about changes to state health plan

Retirees still concerned about changes to state health plan

Retired public employees continue to be concerned with changes to the AlaskaCare health plan offered through the state retirement system.

Juneau Access project begs question of ferries versus roads

Juneau Access project begs question of ferries versus roads

Why should the state of Alaska consider extending roads to take over the function served by ferries?

Controversial permitting bill back for consideration

House Bill 77 has been sent back to the Senate Resources Committee, and it’s scheduled for hearings on Monday and Wednesday.

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansion

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansion

The Governor’s Mansion appears on a list of construction projects requiring EPA intervention for lead violations.

Budget cuts target residential addiction treatment centers

Budget cuts target residential addiction treatment centers

Providers say the waiting list for beds at treatment centers is already long

Firefighters stretched while responding to Lemon Creek emergencies

Firefighters stretched while responding to Lemon Creek emergencies

CBJ asking Legislature to fund design of new fire station

Legislature considers changing autopsies in rural Alaska

The state covers some of the costs, but family members often end up paying large sums to funeral homes to prepare the body and transport it.

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Alaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.

If the legislature were a monster truck rally…

If the legislature were a monster truck rally…

…then House Speaker Mike Chenault would be a mechanized tyrannosaurus shooting flames from his haunches.

Budget committee presents recommendations to Juneau school board

Budget committee presents recommendations to Juneau school board

The school board now has until the end of the month to finalize the spending plan and submit it to the Juneau Assembly.