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Alaska’s youth advocate foster care reform at Capitol

Alaska’s youth advocate foster care reform at CapitolMembers of the Alaska Youth Policy Summit shared traumatic stories of drug abuse, foster care and mental illness with state legislators on Tuesday.

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.

Sen. Egan says daylight saving time important for Southeast

Sen. Egan says daylight saving time important for SoutheastA Juneau lawmaker said the proposed daylight saving time exemption would mean a loss of useful light in southeast Alaska.

Bill: No per diem for lawmakers not in Juneau during session

Bill: No per diem for lawmakers not in Juneau during sessionAn Anchorage lawmaker has proposed eliminating per diem payments to lawmakers who aren't in Juneau during session.

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.

Gov. Walker’s new adviser to focus on rural economy, local governments

Gov. Walker’s new adviser to focus on rural economy, local governmentsGov. Bill Walker named his new rural affairs adviser Tuesday at the Alaska Federation of Natives winter retreat in Kotzebue.

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.