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Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars' - Juneau Empire (subscription)

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Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars'
Juneau Empire (subscription)
That innocent message — you've probably heard it several times without remembering — is the latest psalm in what some lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature call the “eye wars,” a decades-old rhetorical and political battle. “It's been going on for a ...

Alaska travelers, civilian military employees will soon need a passport unless Legislature passes REAL ID bill - KTUU.com

Thu, 2017-03-23 15:03

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Alaska travelers, civilian military employees will soon need a passport unless Legislature passes REAL ID bill
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JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Homeland Security has been warning Alaska policymakers for more than a decade to bring state law into compliance with the REAL ID Act, or else. The latest else will arrive on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, ...

Blink and you'll miss it: Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars' - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 2017-03-23 06:11

Blink and you'll miss it: Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars'
Juneau Empire (subscription)
That innocent message — you've probably heard it several times without remembering — is the latest psalm in what some lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature call the “eye wars,” a decades-old rhetorical and political battle. “It's been going on for a ...

Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Helping Build a Safer Alaska - Alaska Native News

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:59

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Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Helping Build a Safer Alaska
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JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker thanked the Alaska Legislature for taking a crucial step to build a safer Alaska by passing Senate Bill 91, which extends the ...
Legislation extends authority of Chief Medical Officer to distribute life-saving drugSitNews
Gov. Walker signs bill extending drug-abuse emergency through 2021Juneau Empire (subscription)

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Bill addressing contaminated property moves fast in Senate - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:34

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Bill addressing contaminated property moves fast in Senate
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Other states are dealing with the problem, but Alaska has not, Micciche said. “Alaska is one of seven states that do not have an environmental covenant law. Such a process is often all that is necessary to make property transferable as well as ...

Legislature move unwarranted: Consolidation of power, resources in Southcentral bad idea for state - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2017-03-22 00:04

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Legislature move unwarranted: Consolidation of power, resources in Southcentral bad idea for state
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In other states, where the state capitals are not only on the road system but also often located in states' largest population centers, there is little more participation in government by residents than here in Alaska. The Legislature's own experiment ...
Relentless cuts diminish our schoolsAlaska Dispatch News

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Differences over future divide Alaska Legislature - KTOO

Tue, 2017-03-21 17:18

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Differences over future divide Alaska Legislature
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“In the Alaska State Legislature, as in Congress, and generally around the United States of America, over the past few decades, there has been a decline in dealmakers and a rise in ideologues,” Groh said. The House majority wants to package this draw ...

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House Majority Leader Chris Tuck pushes reforms to improve voter turnout - Alaska Public Radio Network

Tue, 2017-03-21 14:56

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House Majority Leader Chris Tuck pushes reforms to improve voter turnout
Alaska Public Radio Network
Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich invested heavily in rural Alaska in his 2014 campaign against Republican Dan Sullivan. His brother, Tom Begich worked on the campaign before being elected last year to represent District J in the Alaska Senate.

New education bill from Senate would create virtual education hub, push for schools consolidation - Alaska Dispatch News

Mon, 2017-03-20 18:09

Alaska Dispatch News

New education bill from Senate would create virtual education hub, push for schools consolidation
Alaska Dispatch News
Anna MacKinnon, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said the bill likely can't pass before next year's legislative session, since the current session is nearing its conclusion. But it could help reach the Senate's target of $250 million in budget ...
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