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University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system - Kenai Peninsula Online

Wed, 2018-02-21 20:55

Kenai Peninsula Online

University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system
Kenai Peninsula Online
The Legislature has not yet finished its work, but it is not expected to vary greatly from the governor's suggestion. Johnsen urged attendees to talk to their lawmakers and tell them to increase funding for the university system and approve a ...

Alaska Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp - Alaska Public Radio Network

Wed, 2018-02-21 17:21

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp
Alaska Public Radio Network
“I just want to use Alaska hemp,” Haynes said. “It's been frustrating for us, just because our business is entirely made up of products that we wild-craft or grow ourselves. And so the hemp seed oil, that would just change everything for us, to have it ...

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Juneau's Dennis Egan reflects on why his successor must learn to 'get along' - Alaska Public Radio Network

Wed, 2018-02-21 15:35

Alaska Public Radio Network

Juneau's Dennis Egan reflects on why his successor must learn to 'get along'
Alaska Public Radio Network
Long before he was appointed to the state Senate or elected Juneau's mayor, Egan was a regular fixture on KINY's airwaves. He and his partner sold the station in 2008. Now, the Egan era of Alaska politics is ending, too. Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan ...

School board unanimously passes teacher agreement - KTVA

Wed, 2018-02-21 15:28

KTVA

School board unanimously passes teacher agreement
KTVA
LATEST STORIES. School board unanimously passes teacher agreement. Anchorage School Board unanimously passes AEA collective bargaining agreement. Contract is for one year and ends on June 30, 2018. Students speak up on guns, bathrooms at school board ...
Anchorage School Board approves budget that cuts teacher positions and increases some class sizesAlaska Dispatch News

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Watch Sen. Murkowski address the Alaska Legislature - KTOO

Wed, 2018-02-21 14:34

KTOO

Watch Sen. Murkowski address the Alaska Legislature
KTOO
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski delivers her annual address to the Alaska Legislature at 11 a.m. Thursday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North). Come back to this post at 11 a ...

UA president delivers grim look after years of cuts - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:37

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UA president delivers grim look after years of cuts
Alaskajournal.com
But it is due 360,000 acres more that has not yet been granted, he said, a matter that is taken up with the Alaska congressional delegation. In 1862, an act passed by Congress under President Lincoln provided 11 million acres to states and territories ...
University of Alaska president appeals for public support for more fundingAlaska Public Radio Network
University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about systemJuneau Empire

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Gov. Walker asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refuge - KFQD

Wed, 2018-02-21 10:57

Alaska Public Radio Network

Gov. Walker asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refuge
KFQD
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker's administration is asking the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the ...
State leaders push to take next steps on ANWR drillingAlaska Public Radio Network

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Alaska state lawmakers look to impose Medicaid work requirements - The Hill

Wed, 2018-02-21 10:32

The Hill

Alaska state lawmakers look to impose Medicaid work requirements
The Hill
Alaska's state legislature is divided with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate. Senate President Pete Kelly (R) is one of the sponsors of the bill, and according to the Associated Press, said work requirements should ...

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End of an era: Juneau's Dennis Egan reflects on why his successor must learn to 'get along' - KTOO

Wed, 2018-02-21 06:49

KTOO

End of an era: Juneau's Dennis Egan reflects on why his successor must learn to 'get along'
KTOO
His father was Bill Egan, a longtime member of the Alaska Territorial Legislature and the first state governor. Growing up in the Alaska Governor's Mansion, Dennis Egan would get into all sorts of trouble, resulting in well-earned comparisons to Dennis ...

Gov. Walker asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refuge - KTUU.com

Wed, 2018-02-21 05:53

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Gov. Walker asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refuge
KTUU.com
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker's administration is asking the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the ...

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Governor Asks to Use $10M on Seismic Surveying at Refuge - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 2018-02-21 05:15

Juneau Empire

Governor Asks to Use $10M on Seismic Surveying at Refuge
U.S. News & World Report
Gov. Bill Walker's administration is asking the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Feb. 21, 2018, at 9:19 a.m.. Governor Asks to Use $10M on Seismic ...
State asks Legislature for $10 million to survey ANWR for oilJuneau Empire
Sen. Murkowski to deliver Legislative address on ThursdayKFQD
Gov. Walker asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refugeNews & Observer

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Looking Back: February 21, 2018 - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-02-21 00:04

Looking Back: February 21, 2018
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A law passed by the Alaska Legislature in June mandates that midwives must be licensed by the state. The law also creates a licensing board which oversees the licensing, discipline and programming of midwives in Alaska. Since December, the board has ...

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Gov. Bill Walker appoints former F-22 pilot to vacant Alaska Senate seat - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2018-02-20 19:19

Juneau Empire

Gov. Bill Walker appoints former F-22 pilot to vacant Alaska Senate seat
Juneau Empire
The Alaska Constitution and Alaska law require the governor to fill a legislative vacancy within 30 days. The replacement lawmaker must be of the same party and district of the departed lawmaker, and fulfill all constitutional requirements for the job ...
Pilot told Walker he'd take leave from FedEx to serve in SenateKTUU.com
Walker picks Shower to fill Dunleavy's vacated Senate SeatMat-Su Valley Frontiersman

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University of Alaska president appeals for public support for more funding - KTOO

Tue, 2018-02-20 19:15

KTOO

University of Alaska president appeals for public support for more funding
KTOO
“We didn't just sit back and crawl under the table and wait for oil prices to come back. We went forward and came up with very strong, proactive plans,” Johnsen said. “And I think that legislators see 'Wow, OK, those guys are moving forward. They want ...
University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about systemJuneau Empire
University of Alaska President stresses importance of reinvesting in educationKTUU.com
University advocates for land grantUAA Northern Light

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University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:56

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University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system
Juneau Empire
Neither the governor nor the Legislature have been inclined to follow the regents' suggestion. In December, Gov. Bill Walker proposed a budget a few hundred thousand dollars below last year's figure, or about $317 million again. The Legislature has not ...
University of Alaska President stresses importance of reinvesting in educationKTUU.com
University advocates for land grantUAA Northern Light

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Democrats send Walker 3 names for open Alaska House seat - KFQD

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:43

KFQD

Democrats send Walker 3 names for open Alaska House seat
KFQD
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott wait for a joint session of the Alaska Legislature to convene Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska. In Walker's annual State of the State address, he told lawmakers Alaska's prosperity ...

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Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Tue, 2018-02-20 10:58

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits. Two bills introduced in the Legislature would impose work requirements, something one of the sponsors, Senate President Pete Kelly, said should be ...

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Bills Would Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid in Alaska - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 2018-02-20 10:56

Bills Would Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid in Alaska
U.S. News & World Report
Bills introduced in the Alaska Legislature seek to impose work requirements for Medicaid benefits amid concerns with growth in program numbers and costs. Feb. 20, 2018, at 2:52 p.m.. Bills Would Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid in Alaska. Share ...

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League of Women Voters of Alaska supports redistricting - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2018-02-20 06:07

League of Women Voters of Alaska supports redistricting
Juneau Empire
Alaska's redistricting process has always been contentious. Originally redistricting in our state constitution was a function of the Governor; the constitutional convention, seeing the problems other states had to reapportion in a timely and fair ...

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Don't let political dysfunction threaten our children's education - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2018-02-20 06:04

Juneau Empire

Don't let political dysfunction threaten our children's education
Juneau Empire
On Feb. 7 the Alaska House of Representatives passed a historic piece of legislation to protect Alaska's public education system from the seemingly endless political dysfunction that has plagued the Alaska Legislature. House Bill 287 would fund K-12 ...

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