Alaskans Rally to Support ‘Choose Respect’ Campaign

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage and Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Alaskans in more than 60 communities held marches today to support Governor...

Voting District Restructure Debate Continues

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state’s redistricting board is in the throes of creating new voting district boundaries...

Parnell Holding Rally to Push Oil Tax Revision Bill

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Governor Parnell has another rally on his schedule for Thursday.  Wednesday, the Governor attended an Anchorage rally designed to push...

Two Bills May Increase School District Funding Across State

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Two bills in the state Senate would provide increased funding for school districts across the state. One bill...

Citizen Group Asks Fish and Game to Hold Off on Wolf Removal Program

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage A citizens volunteer group in Anchorage wants the state Department of Fish and Game to hold off on...

Legislation in the Works to Make Coast Guard Cutter Storis a Maritime Museum

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Alaska’s United States Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski re-introduced legislation Tuesday to preserve the Coast Guard Cutter...

House Names New ‘Ted Stevens Day’

Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage Wednesday, the Alaska State House of Representatives passed House Bill 101, naming the fourth Saturday in every July...

Senate May Bar EPA From Regulating Climate Warming Emissions

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Today, votes are likely in the U.S. Senate to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions that are...

Delegation Reacts to US Mission in Libya

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional delegation has concerns over the U.S. mission in Libya – and questions about the end-goal. ...

Agencies Grapple With Climate Change

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage Congress is not really focusing on it yet, but behind the scenes a number of federal agencies are...

Collective Bargaining Conundrum Reaches Juneau

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Threats to public employee collective bargaining rights have reached Alaska. Palmer Republican State Representative Carl Gatto has introduced a...

Lawmakers Address Insurance Coverage of Autism Diagnosis, Treatment

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg Alaskan lawmakers are again considering legislation that would require health insurance companies cover the diagnosis and treatment for ...

Bill Would Establish Public Gardens Day

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Alaska isn’t exactly known as a Mecca for gardeners, but a bill establishing a Public Gardens Day passed...

Some Aspects of National Health Care Law Not Carrying Over to Retirees

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC One of the most popular parts of the one-year-old national health care law is now in place...

No Decisions Made on Coastal Management Program

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The legislature is heading into the last three weeks of this year’s session – and there’s concern...

Bill Proposes Lowering Legal Drinking, Smoking Ages for Military Members

Associated Press Military members under the age of 21 would be allowed to legally drink and smoke under a bill introduced by an Alaska...

Game Board to Meet on Bear Snaring Issue

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state game board begins its meeting on Southcentral hunting issues on Saturday in Anchorage.  Proposals changing rules...

Lawmakers Move Towards Synthetic Pot Ban

Associated Press Lawmakers took another step toward banning synthetic cannabinoids on Friday by sending a modified version of the ban out of the Alaska...

Resolution Opposes Roadless Rule

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg The Alaska House Special Committee on Energy this week moved forward a resolution opposing the Forest Service’s Roadless Rule...

Kott Conviction Thrown Out, New Trial Ordered

Associated Press A federal appeals court has thrown out the conviction of another former Alaska lawmaker charged in a wide-sweeping corruption probe. The 9th Circuit...