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28 min ago | Homer News
Legislators have their boxes packed, computers have been shipped to local offices and some aides have boarded the ferry and left Juneau, but as of late Wednesday morning, the 28th session of the Alaska Legislature remained at work as a joint House-Senate conference committee struggled to resolve discrepancies in an omnibus education bill.
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7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News
For those of us brave or insane enough to follow the shenanigans of the Alaska Legislature, the end of session comes as quite a relief.
12 hrs ago | Homer Tribune
An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the state, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000.
Supporters of the Coaching Boys into Men project carry a sign down Main Street in Juneau during rally on March 27, 2014.
The House began taking up amendments Monday. Sunday was supposed to mark the end of the legislative session, but ran long after the House and Senate failed to find agreement on an education plan.
Juneau District Attorney James Scott called the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Bonnie E. Odom as a "one-off," the Juneau Empire reported .
The Alaska Senate passed a broad-ranging education bill Monday, but the issue of how to address public education in the state - and funding, in particular - remained to be resolved in an extended legislative session.
If you're so inclined, and able, you could soon speak Tlingit, Inupiaq, or Siberian Yupik in Alaska with the knowledge that those and 18 other languages, including English, are officially recognized by the state.
Packing boxes dot the walls on the fourth floor of the state Capitol late Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska.
Alaska Natives beat the drum during a protest in front of Sen. Lesil McGuire's Capitol office as her chief of staff, Brett Huber, in tie, prepares to address them.
Let's just look straight at that elephant in the room. It's not easy but sometimes being in and around politics requires asking tough questions.
Julia O'Malley writes a general interest column about life and politics in Anchorage and around Alaska.
Legislators are still hoping to get out of Juneau this weekend but the pile of work yet to be done raised doubts Friday morning as to whether that is possible.
We'll talk with Ben Huff and Katie Bausler about summer offerings at UAS including Huff's class in beginning digital photography; Antoine Doiron and Ken Fix will come in to tell us about a special benefit showing of Antoine's new movie Space Trucker Bruce at the Planetarium tonight at 7 p.m.; Daniel Teske and Stefanie Sell of the Alaska Department ... (more)