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Sen. Begich Courts Voters in Rural Alaska

Sen. Begich Courts Voters in Rural AlaskaSenator Mark Begich last week visited the three lower Yukon River villages of Marshall, Alakanak, and Emmonak. He heard from dozens of people about infrastructure needs, and issues such as the importance of subsistence and the need for local law enforcement.

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgrade

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgradeAccording to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.

Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreement

Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreementMasters, Mates and Pilots represents about 100 licensed captains and officers who navigate Alaska marine highway vessels.

Oil tax referendum ignites a neighborly sign war

On top of being the most expensive ballot measure in state history, next week’s referendum on oil taxes may also be one of the most contentious.

Ad claims Treadwell company erodes privacy

Ad claims Treadwell company erodes privacyA new negative ad says technology companies Mead Treadwell founded are helping the government erode privacy.

With no primary election races, Juneau House candidates look to November

With no primary election races, Juneau House candidates look to NovemberNone of the candidates to represent Juneau in the state House of Representatives next year have challengers in this month’s primary election.

State has no plans or funds to replace steel float in Gustavus

State has no plans or funds to replace steel float in Gustavus"It is our hope to bring that float back to the harbor, but nothing is certain," says DOT's Kirk Miller.

Fairbanks station stays with APRN — for now

Fairbanks station stays with APRN — for nowKUAC-FM in Fairbanks will not leave the Alaska Public Radio Network, at least not for a couple months.

As primary nears, House candidate attacks rival’s residency status

As primary nears, House candidate attacks rival’s residency statusSherri Jackson’s opponent in the Republican primary, Liz Vazquez, is convinced that Jackson can’t run in the primary for District 22.

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companies

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companiesLast week, Dan Sullivan sent mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefitted financially from the Obama stimulus package.