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Alaska Senate takes action against member over virus rules
Fellow lawmakers say Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold has refused to follow measures meant to guard against COVID-19.
Local State House reps. get committee assignments
Local lawmakers will represent the Kenai Peninsula on at least five different state House committees
Senate organizes Republican majority; Micciche elected president
Micciche’s election as Senate president was held by voice vote, with no one dissenting.
Knopp’s name to remain on Aug. 18 primary ballot
Should he win, the Alaska Republican Party will be able to petition for a replacement candidate.
Carpenter likens virus screening stickers to Star of David.
“If my sticker falls off, do I get a new one or do I get public shaming too?”
Opinion: Reconvene the Legislature
It’s time we went back to work to complete these tasks.
Are you a fisherman who’s been hurt on the job? This bill could help.
By fishermen, for fishermen.
Scientists: Pebble Mine study doesn’t account for all risks
Group says Army Corps study does not pass as credible science.
Bill would help immersion school teachers
Professor says it will help preserve Alaska Native languages.
Senate votes to roll back conflict of interest restrictions
Five Democrats voted no on the rollback.
New data shows Alaska suicide rate increase
Someone in Alaska dies by suicide every 44 hours.
Tuition assistance for medical students on the chopping block
Alaska would be the only state in the country to not provide state assistance for medical education.
Governor unveils spending plan for the next decade
He compares his plan to three other options.
Deadline extended for proposals for governor’s ferry study after only one applies
Budget for the study increased to a quarter million dollars.
New state revenue forecast slightly more positive for 2020
Oil forecast goes from $63 to $69 per barrel.
Students protest proposed budget cuts to university
“We don’t have to accept these cuts.”
Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?
After hearing hundreds of testimonies, lawmakers say keeping basic service a top priority.
Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage
‘We’re finding ourselves a little short on time and resources to try and move forward.’
Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system
Many did not get a chance to speak.
On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session
Congress accepting comments on environmental impacts on ANWR through Wednesday.