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Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Gov. Sean Parnell is reiterating his call for lawmakers to put $3 billion from savings toward paying down the state’s unfunded pension liability.

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Californian pulls name from board consideration

The decision came before a legislative hearing where the nominee was expected to be questioned on his residency status, his tax records, and his ties to the oil industry.

Low income Alaskans fall through Medicaid “donut hole”

Nearly 30,000 Alaskans are left without options when it comes to health insurance.

Labor language reinserted in gasline bill

Labor language reinserted in gasline bill

The latest version of a bill advancing a natural gas mega-project restores language concerning collective bargaining.

Controversial permitting bill back for consideration

House Bill 77 has been sent back to the Senate Resources Committee, and it’s scheduled for hearings on Monday and Wednesday.

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansion

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansion

The Governor’s Mansion appears on a list of construction projects requiring EPA intervention for lead violations.

Kerttula’s last laugh

Kerttula’s last laugh

Juneau-based Alaska Robotics put out its second of six satirical news shorts on the web Tuesday.

Parnell warns Ketchikan of lawsuit repercussions

Parnell warns Ketchikan of lawsuit repercussions

Governor Sean Parnell is warning that Ketchikan’s lawsuit against the state over school funding might make him and lawmakers reluctant to fund Ketchikan projects.

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Close to a hundred members of the public offered comment and all but a dozen spoke against removing the prohibition on state money benefiting private schools.