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Gov. Parnell Calls Proposal To Deal With Teacher Retirement System ‘Immoral’

How to address the teacher retirement debt is another friction point for lawmakers. Governor Sean Parnell says a House Finance Committee proposal to deal with the teachers’ retirement system is “immoral” and shifts the debt obligation to future generations.

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April 3, 2014 - 5:45 pm
Pacific Herring. (Alaska Department of Fish & Game photo)

Feds: No Listing For Southeast Herring

The southeast Alaska population of Pacific herring will not be listed as an endangered species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said such a listing is not warranted.

April 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Panel Proposes More Education Money, Pension Fix

The House Finance Committee has proposed an increase in education funding of about $300 per-student over three years.

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April 1, 2014 - 5:23 pm

House Passes Bill To End High School Exit Exam

The Alaska House has passed legislation that would repeal the high school graduation exam.

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March 25, 2014 - 5:25 pm

Treadwell Announces Campaign Changes

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell has parted ways with his campaign manager.

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March 21, 2014 - 4:28 pm
State, Feds To Weigh Options In Exxon Valdez Case

State, Feds To Weigh Options In Exxon Valdez Case

The state and federal governments have told a federal judge they are reviewing information from studies on the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and will be deciding how to proceed in a continuing legal case.

March 19, 2014 - 10:25 am

Austerman: Talks Under Way On Pension Issue

A co-chair of the House Finance Committee says he and fellow majority members are discussing possible options for addressing the state’s pension obligation.

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March 17, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Senate Education Moves Governor’s Education Bill

The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee’s lone Democrat.

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March 14, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Legislature Rejects Pay Raises For Top Officials

The legislature has rejected proposed pay increases for the governor, lieutenant governor and main department heads.

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March 14, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Permitting Bill To Only Be Considered By Resources

Senate Resources is expected to be the only Senate committee to consider a sweeping bill that proposes changes to Alaska’s permitting system.

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March 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Officers Shoot, Kill Driver Near Wasilla

Alaska State Troopers say a man has been shot and killed in an incident in Wasilla.

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March 10, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Former Crime Lab Employee Charged With 6 Felonies

A former employee of the State Crime Lab in Anchorage has been charged with six felonies, including drug misconduct and tampering with evidence.

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March 6, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Mayors Seek Assurances On Gas Line Project

Borough mayors are asking to be part of the discussions on terms related to a mega-liquefied natural gas project that will affect local communities.

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March 6, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Alaska Wolf Killings Upset National Park Service

Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service – which had been studying the animals – is none too pleased.

March 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

Northwest Tribes Oppose Marijuana Legalization

An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has announced its opposition to marijuana legalization, specifically in Alaska and Oregon.

February 26, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Democrats Offer Their Own Education Package

Alaska Minority Democrats today offered their own education package that includes an increase in base student allocation and allows charter schools to be located within neighborhood schools when space is available.

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February 20, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Anchorage Police Nab $400K In Drugs

A California man faces federal charges after Anchorage police arrested him trying to retrieve cocaine and heroin that had been shipped to a motel.

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February 20, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Trial Delayed In Coast Guard Shooting Case

The trial of a Kodiak man charged in the fatal shooting of two men at a Coast Guard station has been postponed.

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February 20, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Army Investigate Soldier Death

The U.S. Army is investigating the death of an Alaska-based soldier from Illinois. Army officials say 24-year-old Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag died at an Anchorage hospital Tuesday evening after being removed from life support.

February 13, 2014 - 5:21 pm

NBC Affiliate to Air Olympics in Rural Alaska

An NBC affiliate says it has reached an agreement with Alaska’s largest telecommunications company that will return its programming to rural communities just in time for the Winter Olympics. Anchorage station KTUU says its rural programming was resuming on Thursday after it reached a multiyear contract with General Communication Inc.

February 6, 2014 - 6:05 pm