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Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pie

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pieThe group Great Alaska Schools took to the steps of the Capitol on Friday to demand an increase in the state’s education funding formula.

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project fundingJuneau residents on Thursday weighed in for and against a $35 million appropriation for the Juneau Access project in Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget.

Proposed budget cuts would close Augustus Brown Swimming Pool

Proposed budget cuts would close Augustus Brown Swimming PoolJuneau City Manager Kim Kiefer is expected to detail her proposed budget cuts to the Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday, as the city faces a $12 million shortfall for the next two fiscal years.

Public testimony scheduled for Egan’s retirement choice bill

Public testimony scheduled for Egan’s retirement choice billSenate Bill 30 would let local and state government workers choose between a traditional pension and a 401(k)-style retirement savings account.

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws critics

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws criticsTwo bills dealing with Alaska Native issues got different receptions from members of the Legislature on Thursday.

City readies for Douglas Highway extension

City readies for Douglas Highway extensionAs soon as this summer, the city will be ready to apply for permits to build a pioneer road at the end of North Douglas Highway.

New scanner to ease luggage backlog at Juneau airport

New scanner to ease luggage backlog at Juneau airportJuneau Airport Manager Patty deLaBruere says luggage has been piling up in the lobby before morning flights, causing delays

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad OrrBrad Orr is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and brings a wealth of recreation management experience with him

Jurors to hear opening statements in Yakutat cold case homicide

Jurors to hear opening statements in Yakutat cold case homicideRobert Kowalski is accused of causing the 1996 death of Sandra Perry at Yakutat’s Glacier Bear Lodge

Interviews scheduled for Bartlett CEO finalists

Interviews scheduled for Bartlett CEO finalistsThe board hopes to have the new CEO on the job in May