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House health care bills we're watching in Alaska - State of Reform - State of Reform

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:09
House health care bills we're watching in Alaska - State of Reform  State of Reform

Over a month after Alaska's 2019 legislative session began, the state House of Representatives officially elected leadership and announced its committee ...

Report: Repealing Medicaid Expansion Would Hurt Y-K Delta Residents - KYUK

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:52
Report: Repealing Medicaid Expansion Would Hurt Y-K Delta Residents  KYUK

House District 38 Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky was one of two lawmakers who released a report analyzing the potential effects on healthcare providers in Alaska.

Senate bill would require UA regents to keep Legislature up to date on program accreditation - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:32
Senate bill would require UA regents to keep Legislature up to date on program accreditation  Alaska Public Radio Network

On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 53, which would require the University of Alaska Board of Regents to prepare a ...

90-day comment period for Pebble mine review is inadequate, Sullivan says - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:01
90-day comment period for Pebble mine review is inadequate, Sullivan says  Anchorage Daily News

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said a 90-day comment period is inadequate for a draft environmental review of a large copper and gold mine near the ...

WATCH: Sullivan talks major Alaska issues at joint session in Juneau - KTUU.com

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:11
WATCH: Sullivan talks major Alaska issues at joint session in Juneau  KTUU.com

Thursday, Alaska's junior U.S. Senator, Dan Sullivan, addressed a joint session of state lawmakers in Juneau.

School district grapples with proposed budget cuts - Homer News

Thu, 2019-02-21 11:57
School district grapples with proposed budget cuts  Homer News

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify a paraphrased remark by Kari Dendurent to delete a remark that did not come from her. When it comes to ...

DEC staff: Ocean Rangers 'critical' to monitoring cruise ship pollution - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 2019-02-21 11:54
DEC staff: Ocean Rangers 'critical' to monitoring cruise ship pollution  Alaska Public Radio Network

The state official overseeing Alaska's cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental inspectors on cruise ships.

Other places the muni should be looking for revenue - Anchorage Press

Thu, 2019-02-21 10:27
Other places the muni should be looking for revenue  Anchorage Press

To the editor: The assembly wants to raise taxes on liquor while continuing to allow an inappropriate exemption that exempts $1 billion worth of apartment ...

Pressing Events for the weekend of Feb. 21 - Anchorage Press

Thu, 2019-02-21 10:23
Pressing Events for the weekend of Feb. 21  Anchorage Press

One of the world's most beloved musicals, “The Sound of Music” gifts us soaring songs and a story emphasizing positivity, kindness, and courage. Enjoy the ...

ASRC, after backing Dunleavy's campaign, blasts his oil tax redistribution plan - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 2019-02-21 10:08
ASRC, after backing Dunleavy's campaign, blasts his oil tax redistribution plan  Alaska Public Radio Network

An influential Alaska Native corporation has joined the list of critics of a proposal from Gov. Michael Dunleavy that would strip some of the taxing power of cities ...

Officials concerned budget cuts will take away Ocean Rangers - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thu, 2019-02-21 09:37
Officials concerned budget cuts will take away Ocean Rangers  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state official overseeing Alaska's cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental inspectors ...

Scientists: Southeast Alaska vulnerable to ocean acidification - Juneau Empire

Thu, 2019-02-21 08:45
Scientists: Southeast Alaska vulnerable to ocean acidification  Juneau Empire

Southeast Alaska is poised to be among the first regions in the world affected by ocean acidification. The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network hosted a public ...

Watch: US Sen. Dan Sullivan addresses the Alaska Legislature - KTOO

Thu, 2019-02-21 05:14
Watch: US Sen. Dan Sullivan addresses the Alaska Legislature  KTOO

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan delivered his annual address to the Alaska Legislature on Thursday. Sullivan, a Marine reservist, has been taking on leadership roles on ...

State of Alaska threatens a takeover of subsistence management - IndianCountryToday.com - Indian Country Today Media Network

Thu, 2019-02-21 04:06
State of Alaska threatens a takeover of subsistence management - IndianCountryToday.com  Indian Country Today Media Network

The total subsistence take by Alaska Native tribes amounts to only 2 percent of all fish and game while commercial and urban interests get the remaining 98 ...

Nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa - Minnesota Lawyer

Thu, 2019-02-21 03:23
Nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa  Minnesota Lawyer

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing ...

University of Alaska is under siege | Community Perspectives - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thu, 2019-02-21 00:00
University of Alaska is under siege | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska system, especially our local Fairbanks campus, our own great educational community, is under siege. This is no mystery ...

Opinion/Letter: THE GREAT ALASKA DEPRESSION COMETH YOU VOTED FOR IT By David G Hanger - SitNews

Wed, 2019-02-20 22:27
Opinion/Letter: THE GREAT ALASKA DEPRESSION COMETH YOU VOTED FOR IT By David G Hanger  SitNews

February 20, 2019. Wednesday PM. The main problem with a parrot is it does not understand that it is repeating words, let alone comprehending what they might ...

Capitol Live: Sullivan expresses optimism for Alaska economy - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2019-02-20 21:30
Capitol Live: Sullivan expresses optimism for Alaska economy  Juneau Empire

11:20 a.m.. Sullivan's back on the Alaska economy. He says there used to be a loophole in the federal school lunch program that allowed Russian fish to be ...

Officials Concerned Budget Cuts Will Take Away Ocean Rangers - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 2019-02-20 21:15
Officials Concerned Budget Cuts Will Take Away Ocean Rangers  U.S. News & World Report

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The state official overseeing Alaska's cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental ...

ASRC, after backing Dunleavy's campaign, blasts his oil tax redistribution plan - KTOO

Wed, 2019-02-20 19:08
ASRC, after backing Dunleavy's campaign, blasts his oil tax redistribution plan  KTOO

ASRC president and CEO Rex Rock Sr. said: “Trying to balance a state budget on the backs of the Iñupiat people across the Arctic Slope is a wrongsided attack ...

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