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Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plansPresident Barack Obama wants to tie college rankings to how affordable they are and whether students are landing in the workforce after graduation.

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown fallout

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown falloutThe president recently announced the one year delay of the provision of the law that requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance. Republicans in Congress sensed an opportunity and pounced.

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summit

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summitThis week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting in Anchorage to discuss what they see as “federal overreach.”

Pebble Mine waits, frustration grows

Pebble Mine waits, frustration growsPebble Partnership CEO John Shively has maintained for years that his company will submit its application soon.

LGBT Protections Advance in Senate

LGBT Protections Advance in SenateSenate leaders hope to capitalize on growing support for gay rights – especially after the landmark DOMA decision.

Forest Service OKs timber sale on Tongass

Forest Service OKs timber sale on TongassSome welcome what they say is a needed supply of timber to keep local mills operating. But a regional conservation group criticizes the plan, which it predicts will harm habitat for wildlife.

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate change

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate changePresident Barack Obama is laying out his framework for combating climate change.

Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border Security

Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border SecurityThe Senate passed a key procedural hurdle to immigration reform yesterday evening.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Update: Sealaska lands bill passes Senate committee

Update: Sealaska lands bill passes Senate committeeAlaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s version of the Sealaska lands bill has passed out of its only committee of referral.