The U.S. Interior Department has already signed a new land swap agreement for a King Cove road, just days after it gave up its appeal of a court ruling that its prior agreement violated federal law.
University of Alaska
Financial exigency likely means UAS layoffs and program reductions — but not before fall classes begin
The UAS chancellor says programs with larger enrollments are more likely to be retained. But he adds that some smaller programs, like Alaska Native languages, are critical to the mission of UAS.
House committee proposes $1,600 PFD and accepts some vetoes — but falls short of governor’s goal
The bill would accept $89 million in vetoes, including $20 million in cuts to the University of Alaska, a $49 million cut to school bond debt reimbursement and a $20 million cut to rural school construction.
Dozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in rural Alaska. Sometimes, they’re the only applicants.
In one village, every cop has been convicted of domestic violence within the past decade, including the chief. Only one has received formal law enforcement training of any kind.
The Alaska House of Representatives failed again to approve funding for the capital budget Monday morning. A measure that would draw funding from the state’s Constitutional Budget Reserve fell one vote shy of the 30 necessary for passage.