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Radio stations weigh rural impact of proposed public media cut

Radio stations weigh rural impact of proposed public media cutPublic radio and TV in Alaska could lose $2.5 million next year if a proposed state budget cut goes through.

Slideshow: Early learning supporters march on Capitol

Slideshow: Early learning supporters march on CapitolThe rally had a Dr. Seuss theme for "Horton Hears a Who" -- they want lawmakers to hear their support for early education.

Why time zones are a sore subject for Juneau

Why time zones are a sore subject for JuneauJuneau's history of time zones is quite complicated. New legislation could heal an old "war wound" for when the capital city moved off Pacific Time in 1983.

Chenault sees relationship with gov going nowhere but up

Chenault sees relationship with gov going nowhere but upHe told reporters the relationship probably hit the lowest point it could.

Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalizationA state Department of Law official told concerned lawmakers that regulating marijuana shouldn't result in federal prosecution.

Judicial council extends application period for judgeship

The council is seeking applicants for the seat currently held by Judge Philip R. Volland, who plans to retire.

Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers, Davidson

Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers, DavidsonLegislators, aides and others heard an alternate viewpoint on Medicaid expansion from a senior fellow with an organization that has referred to the “dangers” expansion poses in states that opt for it.

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry office

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry officeThe latest budget cuts under consideration by one committee would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau.

Budget cuts would eliminate Health Care Commission

The commission makes policy recommendations to the legislature and the governor to improve the health of Alaskans and control health care costs.

Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearingProposed cuts equal to employee raises in the departments of administration and education weren't included in a draft operating budget before the House Finance Committee.