Political candidates with limited Internet access or who don’t own a computer could get an exemption from a state requirement that they file campaign disclosure forms electronically under a bill passed by the state House this morning (Friday).
Brian Ervin was initially accused of sexual assault of a minor, but later convicted of interference with official proceedings.
Public employees who choose a traditional pension under a bill sponsored by Juneau Senator Dennis Egan may have to share more in the rising cost of health care, after changes made by the Senate State Affairs Committee today (Thursday).
More than 1,000 people responded to an online survey on Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area. Coupled with an earlier telephone survey of Juneau residents, the results are part of the master plan process underway by the Eaglecrest Board of Directors.
A key Southeast Native leader is asking the Legislature to not lower oil taxes. Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas says Alaska needs the revenue. He also says oil companies are already making huge profits.
The state could save more than $5 billion in future payments to the Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System by immediately putting $2 billion into a pension reserve fund, according to a fiscal analyst for the legislature.
A Western Alaska lawmaker says place-based education is working.
Representative Reggie Joule, a Kotzebue Democrat, told Juneau’s Native Issues Forum today (Feb. 8) that the approach makes sense.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska will take more time to investigate Alaska Pacific Environmental Services’ plan to change the way garbage is collected in Juneau.
Several Alaska Native organizations oppose a legislative effort to increase sea otter harvests.
The Basin Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic through mid-April.