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State says Obama is breaking promise on Arctic refuge

State says Obama is breaking promise on Arctic refugeOfficials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say they're following the law by updating the agency's conservation plan for the Arctic refuge.

Health Department says Medicaid expansion can save state money

Health Department says Medicaid expansion can save state moneyHealth Commissioner Valerie Davidson unveiled two new reports Friday at a press conference in Anchorage she hopes will help make the case for Medicaid expansion.

Pilot program to arm VPSOs advances

Pilot program to arm VPSOs advancesVillage Public Safety Officers in Western Alaska will be participating in a pilot program that could make them the first VPSOs in the state to carry weapons in their job.

Walker’s new budget cuts 300 state jobs

Walker’s new budget cuts 300 state jobsSuspense around Gov. Bill Walker’s budget started building on Wednesday.

Alaska conservationists concerned with cruise ship rules

Alaska conservationists concerned with cruise ship rulesSEACC and Cook Inletkeeper say the public won't have an opportunity to comment on whether proposed discharges should be allowed in certain areas.

EPA administrator insists water rule isn’t a power grab

EPA administrator insists water rule isn’t a power grabMcCarthy insists the rule isn’t an expansion of the law but an attempt to expand exemptions to the law.

Before releasing budget details, Walker warns of layoffs

Before releasing budget details, Walker warns of layoffsBudget director Pat Pitney previewed some of Gov. Bill Walker's proposed cuts before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extension

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extensionAttorneys challenging the Point Thomson settlement have requested more time to prepare a new brief on the case.

State files motion for stay with Supreme Court

State files motion for stay with Supreme CourtThe State of Alaska has filed an emergency motion for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court pending the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.

Walker Files $50 Million Budget Supplement

Walker Files $50 Million Budget SupplementGov. Bill Walker has filed his supplemental budget, which covers spending for this fiscal year that was not originally appropriated.