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

Kerttula’s last laugh

Kerttula’s last laughJuneau-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 repercussionsGovernor 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 schoolsClose 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.

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role Evolves

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role EvolvesSince the Palin administration, the State has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to TransCanada as reimbursement for planning work on a gasline.

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forward

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forwardThe Senate Finance Committee advanced the bill on Friday. The pay-raise recommendations come from a non-partisan board that look at factors like cost of living and salaries for comparable positions in other states.