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The House Finance Committee room is filled to standing room only at one point for a morning meeting of the conference committee on education on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska.
With a plan to increase longevity and add environmental benefits to roofs in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District by installing "Green Roofs," Homer High School Senior Katherine Dolma claimed the Caring for the Kenai traveling trophy for Homer the second year in a row.
MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.
Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he thought lawmakers could wrap things up Monday.
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Alaska lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to a bill that would officially recognize the state's 20 indigenous languages in a symbolic move that gives a nod to tribal efforts to save Native American tongues at risk of dying out.
The Alaska Legislature may not be quite finished with its work in Juneau but one major piece of business, approval for state participation in a large North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project, is finished.
SB138, from Gov. Sean Parnell, would set state participation at about 25 percent in a project also being pursued TransCanada, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., and the North Slope's major players.
Any rational person must marvel at the Democrats' Kafkaesque fetish for returning to Alaska's failed, economy-busting oil tax and their odd predilection for turning good news into sour milk.
The Senate Finance Committee proposed a new approach to addressing Alaska's pension obligation Saturday, a plan that the state's Revenue commissioner said would work well.
Republicans "still can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working," President Obama told a news conference on Thursday.
The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long hoped-for gas line.
Sen. Hollis French addresses a joint session of the Alaska Legislature during debate about confirmations of the governor's appointees, April 17, 2014.
A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .