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  1. Alutiiq Museum to exhibit Old Harbor artist's treasured pieceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen.

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  2. Troopers arrest man after high-speed chase near WasillaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers tried to stop a compact car near Mile 5 Knik-Goose Bay Road for suspected moving violations. The driver accelerated, troopers said, ran red lights and passed cars in no-passing zones.

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  3. $50 million budget cut latest indicator of waning support for state gasline projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listen to Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, during a Senate Finance meeting focusing on the corporation's budget on February 14, in Juneau. The head of Alaska's Gasline Development Corporation is in China this week, working to attract buyers and woo investors into supporting a state-run LNG export project.

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  4. Eastman becomes first Alaska state representative to be censuredRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, speaks Wednesday during the floor session before being censured. Eastman had said some Alaska women are glad to become pregnant to receive Medicaid-funded travel to have abortions.

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  5. Tlingit and Haida Central Council joins chorus of Rep. Eastman's criticsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday formally added itself to the chorus of critics of Alaska lawmaker David Eastman. Leaders within the organization, which represents more than 30,000 Tlingit and Haida people, had piles of unflattering adjectives to characterize Eastman's comments, including "appalling," "demeaning," "egregious," "inexcusable," "venomous," "indefensible" and "demonizing."

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  6. Rep. Eastman stands by controversial abortion statements, attacks mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, speaks during a House Minority press availability on April 6, 2017. Last week, Rep. David Eastman made national news by claiming that there are women in Alaska villages who are "glad" to become pregnant in order to travel to Seattle or Anchorage for an abortion - paid for by Medicaid.

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  7. Rural House members demand apology from Rep. Eastman over abortion remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, speaks during a House floor session in March. He hasn't apologized for comments he made about Alaska women being glad to become pregnant so they can travel for abortions.

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  8. Alaska Dispatch News reporter says he was slapped by Wasilla lawmakerRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks during a Senate Floor Session on Feb. 6, 2017. ADN reporter Nat Herz says Wilson slapped him.

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  9. Walker signs bill recognizing black Americans who helped build Alaska HighwayRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Gov. Bill Walker signs the first half of his name on SB 46 on Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Anchorage. He signed his last name at the veterans memorial in the Delaney Park Strip of Downtown Anchorage.

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  10. Senate passes survivors' benefits bill, allowing municipalities to opt outRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. John Coghill, R- North Pole, testifies April 5 before the Senate Finance Committee in favor of Senate Bill 48, a bill he sponsored that would give medical insurance premiums for surviving dependents of certain peace officers or firefighters who die in the line of duty. The Senate passed House Bill 23, after amending it to include elements of the Senate bill.

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  11. Hughes to replace Dunleavy on Senate Finance CommitteeRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Majority Leader Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, talk during an at-ease on the Senate Floor, on April 6. Hughes is set to replace Dunleavy on the Senate Finance Committee. When Sen. Mike Dunleavy left the Senate majority last week, he knew it meant he would lose some of his official positions of power.

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  12. Oil tax credit bill on its way to the Senate, with ultimatum from the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, during a debate on the state House floor over an oil tax credit overhaul bill on Monday in Juneau. Tarr spoke in favor of the bill.

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  13. Dunleavy leaves Senate majority before voting against budgetRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, answered reporters questions after leaving the Senate majority in order to vote against the budget. Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy announced he's leaving the Senate majority, before the Senate passed its budget on Thursday.

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  14. Rep. Eastman is sole lawmaker to vote against honoring black soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Historian Lael Morgan said the 10,000 U.S. soldiers who built the Alaska Highway included about 3,500 African-American troops, who mainly worked from Alaska southward into Canada. Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, left, speaks during a House Minority press availability on Thursday.

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  15. Senate Finance budget cut falls short of $300 million goalRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, proposed a series of budget amendments during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday. The Senate will debate a state government budget for the coming year that is $262 million less than the current budget.

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  16. Juneau superintendent questions funding planRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. Shelley Hughes, a Wasilla Republican, held a series of committee hearings on virtual education and school funding beginning last year. It culminated in the release of broad education reform bill.

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  17. Troopers release names of 2 officers in fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The agency says Trooper Christopher Havens, an officer since February 2012, and Trooper Jason Somerville, employed since August 2015, fired their weapons. Thirty-six-year-old Justin Smith of Wasilla died in the shooting.

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  18. Senate panel cuts public broadcastingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    KFSK in Petersburg is among Alaska public radio stations that could end local programming under proposed budget cuts. A state Senate panel wants to eliminate funding for most public broadcasting in Alaska.

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  19. Senate passes bill drawing from Permanent FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Anchorage, on the Senate Floor during debate about a bill that would draw money from the Permanent Fund. The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would draw money from the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for the state government's budget.

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  20. Senate approves bill to recognize black soldiers' efforts in building Alaska HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Historian Lael Morgan said the 10,000 U.S. soldiers who built the Alaska Highway included about 3,500 African-American troops, who mainly worked from Alaska southward into Canada. The bill, introduced by Wasilla Republican David Wilson, was created in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the construction of the highway.

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