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Budgetary delays worsen teacher shortage - Ketchikan Daily News

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Budgetary delays worsen teacher shortage
Ketchikan Daily News
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state's schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of the past school year. They were under the impression that ...

Oil company sues over Alaska's beleaguered cash-for-credits program - KTOO

Fri, 2017-08-18 17:53

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Oil company sues over Alaska's beleaguered cash-for-credits program
KTOO
The state will owe an estimated $1 billion in unpaid cash credits this year and the legislature appropriated $77 million. Alper said that means companies will get about .16 cents for every dollar they're owed. And, in Miller Energy's case, the state is ...

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage - KTUU.com

Fri, 2017-08-18 16:23

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Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state's schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of last school year. They were under the impression that statewide ...

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage - KFQD

Fri, 2017-08-18 09:45

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage
KFQD
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state's schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of last school year. They were under the impression that ...

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Ballot measures gather, one year from 2018 election - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Fri, 2017-08-18 07:37

Ballot measures gather, one year from 2018 election
Juneau Empire (subscription)
In the first week of August, four Alaska doctors sponsored a pair of initiative petitions dealing with health care. The first, a two-page measure, would enshrine Medicaid expansion in state law. Back in 2015, the Alaska Legislature declined to expand ...

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fri, 2017-08-18 06:26

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state's schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of last school year. They were under the impression that ...

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Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage - Washington Times

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:40

Budgetary delays worsen Alaska's teacher shortage
Washington Times
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state's schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of last school year. They were under the impression that ...

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Alaska Warily Eyes Change Bringing Suburbs and Amazon Boxes - New York Times

Fri, 2017-08-18 01:00

New York Times

Alaska Warily Eyes Change Bringing Suburbs and Amazon Boxes
New York Times
But in a quiet revolution this spring, dog lovers got the upper hand, and after a series of public meetings where few trappers showed up to fight back, trapping was banned by the borough council. The suburbs had won. “That part of old Alaska is moving ...

The Alaskan Who Could Lead Progressives Out of the Wilderness - OZY

Thu, 2017-08-17 20:07

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The Alaskan Who Could Lead Progressives Out of the Wilderness
OZY
Clad in running shorts and a United Fishermen of Alaska cap, the youngest member of the Alaskan legislature somehow seems even younger as he chats up a crusty, bearded fisherman in the Back Door Café. He asks questions as often as he answers them, ...

Ben Stevens, former Alaska Senate president once investigated for corruption, ponders bid for governor - Alaska Dispatch News

Thu, 2017-08-17 18:20

Alaska Dispatch News

Ben Stevens, former Alaska Senate president once investigated for corruption, ponders bid for governor
Alaska Dispatch News
Since leaving the Legislature, Stevens said, he's been working and raising his four children. He's now president of Cook Inlet Tug and Barge — the company's toll-free number redirects to his cell phone, though state corporation records show it's a ...

M/V Tustumena back on the water - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:53

M/V Tustumena back on the water
Alaska Public Radio Network
The M-V Tustumena returned to service this week following repairs that canceled 70-percent of its summer sailings. While the vessel gets underway, funds for its replacement aren't far behind. The Alaska Legislature approved the money to replace the ...

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Regulatory Commission of Alaska Asks State for Broadband Coverage Plans - Government Technology

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:31

Government Technology

Regulatory Commission of Alaska Asks State for Broadband Coverage Plans
Government Technology
(TNS) -- State utility regulators are doing their best to live up to a legislative directive to examine broadband coverage in Alaska and providers' future plans despite not having any authority to do so. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued an Aug.

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RCA seeks information on broadband Internet coverage - Cordova Times

Thu, 2017-08-17 09:04

RCA seeks information on broadband Internet coverage
Cordova Times
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has opened a public process to gather information about broadband Internet service in Alaska, including current and future projects, for an upcoming report to the Alaska Legislature. The effort to examine the ...

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RCA asks state telecoms for broadband coverage plans - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:30

RCA asks state telecoms for broadband coverage plans
Alaskajournal.com
State utility regulators are doing their best to live up to a legislative directive to examine broadband coverage in Alaska and providers' future plans despite not having any authority to do so. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued an Aug. 9 ...

Teacher shortages loom even after layoffs rescinded - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:29

Teacher shortages loom even after layoffs rescinded
Alaskajournal.com
While the Alaska Legislature tarried on budget talks for fiscal year 2018, nearly 700 teachers statewide were handed pink slips as required by state law in the weeks before the school year ended. The Legislature eventually settled budget questions six ...

New Alaska ballot propositions would put Obamacare insurance provisions in state law - Alaska Dispatch News

Tue, 2017-08-15 20:05

Alaska Dispatch News

New Alaska ballot propositions would put Obamacare insurance provisions in state law
Alaska Dispatch News
Decrease Article Font Size. A group of Alaska doctors, with help from a union-backed organization in Washington, D.C., is proposing a pair of ballot initiatives to establish state-level health insurance requirements like those in the federal Affordable ...

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Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry - The cordova Times

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:23

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Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry
The cordova Times
Alaska Legislature this year appropriated money from the state vessel replacement fund for a new Tustumena. The federal government will pick up 90 percent of the cost, and the state will pay the rest. That comes with a Buy American Act requirement ...
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Federal government stalling new ferry construction - Ketchikan Daily News

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:17

Federal government stalling new ferry construction
Ketchikan Daily News
Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken Friday warned members of the state Marine Transportation Advisory Board that an effort to build a new oceangoing ferry may run into trouble with the federal government. Under federal law ...

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Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry - New Haven Register

Mon, 2017-08-14 16:57

Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry
New Haven Register
Alaska Legislature this year appropriated money from the state vessel replacement fund for a new Tustumena. The federal government will pick up 90 percent of the cost, and the state will pay the rest. That comes with a Buy American Act requirement ...

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After signing wastewater bill, Governor Walker celebrates salmon - Alaska Public Radio Network

Mon, 2017-08-14 12:46

Alaska Public Radio Network

After signing wastewater bill, Governor Walker celebrates salmon
Alaska Public Radio Network
Alaska Governor Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker receive a coho, prepared by Colette Nelson of Ludvig's Bistro and presented by Gavi Stromer in a salmon-bone dress made by Cynthia Gibson. The salmon-themed celebration ... Looking on, from left ...

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