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Alaska sues federal government over Voting Rights Act

Yesterday, state attorneys filed a challenge to the federal Voting Rights Act in district court in Washington, DC.

State will accept $20 million for transportation projects

Alaska is slated to receive more than $20 million of unspent funds. The money is part of nearly half a billion dollars that the U.S, Department of Transportation has discovered went unspent.

Majority of Alaska schools fall short of education targets

Less than half Alaska public schools made “adequate yearly progress” last year under the federal education law.

Parnell seeking spending restraint

Parnell says the state is currently looking at a decline in revenue next year, due to factors including lower oil prices. If that situation holds, he says he will seek less spending.

AK crime stats: jump in assaults against police

Statistics gathered by Alaska State Troopers show the state has seen an increase in assaults against law enforcement.

Gas taxes will be part of getting new pipelines

The Parnell Administration is beginning to consider what needs to be done with the state’s tax on gas production.

Vermont double homicide may have Alaska connection

Prosecutors refuse to identify the suspect, but a Vermont news outlet is reporting that Israel Keyes, arrested for killing Samantha Koenig of Anchorage, is also suspected of killing William and Lorraine Currier.

Century of history at the Governor’s House

Century of history at the Governor’s House

Past and present Governors, Juneau residents look forward to the next hundred years of history to be made at the landmark structure.

USCG Opening Temporary Base In Barrow

The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.

Southeast Alaska shows population growth

Many communities in Southeast Alaska have seen population declines for a decade or more, but there appears to be a turnaround.