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House Passes Bill to Increase Cooperation Between Lawmakers

House Passes Bill to Increase Cooperation Between Lawmakers

Juneau – Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives took a step towards returning to the tradition of allowing lawmakers from different parties and caucuses to jointly sponsor bills and resolutions.…

Department Closing Glennallen Job Center

Department Closing Glennallen Job Center

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will close the Glennallen Job Center on Friday, April 20. The Glennallen Job Center is the least active of…

Public Testimony to Protect the Permanent Fund Dividend in the Constitution Denied, Committee Hastily Adjourns

Public Testimony to Protect the Permanent Fund Dividend in the Constitution Denied, Committee Hastily Adjourns

Sunday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee planned to hear three bills that would preserve the Permanent Fund Dividend and protect public safety. Instead, these bills were effectively killed by the…

At Least 15 Communities Statewide Urge Legislators to Strengthen Salmon Habitat Protections

At Least 15 Communities Statewide Urge Legislators to Strengthen Salmon Habitat Protections

JUNEAU – House Fisheries Committee Chair Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) held public testimony Sunday for the latest version of House Bill 199, “The Wild Salmon Legacy Act.” The bill, sponsored…

Alaska Native Youth Find Strength, Resilience in Ancient Traditions

Alaska Native Youth Find Strength, Resilience in Ancient Traditions

WASHINGTON — For thousands of years, the lives of the Yup’ik people of Alaska centered around the “qasgiq,” a communal house where men lived and worked, where community celebrations were held,…

Wolves Pictured in Media Campaign Were Legally Harvested

Wolves Pictured in Media Campaign Were Legally Harvested

(Anchorage) – Alaska Wildlife Troopers have determined that 10 wolves pictured in a pair of photographs currently being distributed to news media and on social media were harvested legally. The…

April Marks Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

April Marks Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – April, 2018 marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month in Alaska. Governor Bill Walker has signed proclamations making the designations, and the…

The Alaska House Passes a Responsible Budget in the Face of a Fiscal Crisis

The Alaska House Passes a Responsible Budget in the Face of a Fiscal Crisis

Juneau – Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives met their Constitutional duty to pass an operating budget for the State of Alaska. House Bill 286 largely maintains the current level…