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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.
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.
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.
Senate Resources is expected to be the only Senate committee to consider a sweeping bill that proposes changes to Alaska’s permitting system.
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.
An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has announced its opposition to marijuana legalization, specifically in Alaska and Oregon.
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.
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.