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Juneau man solves mystery of governor’s mansion photo

Juneau man solves mystery of governor’s mansion photoTerry VanLeuven owns the original black and white photo found in the attic of the Alaska Governor's Mansion

Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found dead

Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found deadBob Tkacz was a fixture in the capital press corps for years. His death is not considered suspicious.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Parnell signs gasline legislation

Parnell signs gasline legislationThe proposed natural gas project is seen as a lifeline for the state, as North Slope oil production declines and state revenue dwindles.

Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegations

Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegationsParnell’s commissioner of the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs, Major General Thomas Katkus says the federal investigation should help improve the system.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegations

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegationsGovernor Sean Parnell is defending his decision to wait four years to request a federal investigation into reports of a sexual assault problem in the Alaska National Guard.

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education bill

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education billNegotiators from the State House and Senate have reached a deal on the governor’s education bill, and it includes a mix of permanent and one-time funding increases.

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension systemThe Legislature unanimously agreed to put $3 billion toward the public employee pension system just hours after their plan was released.

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel outWith the House and Senate struggling to make a deal on education, lawmakers are forced into extra innings.