Dillingham OKs Pay Hike For Teachers

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham The teachers who work for the Dillingham City School District have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that...

Judge Rules Against Miller Challenge

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau, Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks & Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC A state judge has ruled against Republican...

Coastal Management Program Facing Elimination

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The state’s Coastal Management Program faces certain termination on July first unless the legislature and governor agree to grant...

Murkowski Votes Against Defense Bill Ending ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senate Democrats failed Thursday to move forward on a defense bill that included ending “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” ...

Miller Adds New Claim of Potentially Questionable Ballots

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau Lawyers for Senate candidates Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski, and the state argued over the counting of write-in ballots...

Language in Defense Appropriations Bill May Allow ARSC to Retain Funding

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Language in a defense appropriation bill could retain military funding for the University of Alaska Fairbanks based Arctic Region...

Potential Plan Includes Extending Bush-Era Tax Cuts

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC President Obama’s announcement Tuesday that he brokered a deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for...

Murkowski Supporting Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski left no question today about her position on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the law banning...

Assembly Passes $435 Million Spending Plan

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Anchorage's Mayor ended up getting a budget that will not increase property taxes up to the cap, and Assembly members...

Commission Proposing $50,000 Pay Raise for Governor

Associated Press The  Alaska State Officers Compensation Commission is proposing a $50,000 pay increase for Governor Sean Parnell.   It had a hearing Tuesday that was...

Parnell Honors Pearl Harbor Day

Associated Press Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered all state flags lowered to half-staff to mark Pearl Harbor Day. He says Tuesday’s lowering of flags is...

Parnell Sworn into Office

Photo and Story by Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau On Monday, Governor Sean Parnell began the term of office to which he was elected...

Congress, White House Hammering Out Tax Cut, Unemployment Deal

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The U.S. Congress and the White House are trying to hammer out a deal that would extend the...

Municipal Budget Not Alone on the Agenda for the Anchorage Assembly

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage While much of the attention at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting will be on the municipal budget, two other...

Report Studies Effect of Climate Change on Resources

Jacob Resneck, KMXT – Kodiak The Department of Fish and Game released its climate change strategy last week. The document comes from the subcabinet...

Governor, Lt. Governor Inauguration to be Carried on 360 North, APRN

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO Juneau Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mead Treadwell will be sworn into office today in the Capital City. The ceremony begins at...

Parnell Appoints New Education Commissioner

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau Parnell continues to fill out his cabinet.  Anchorage elementary principal Michael Hanley will replace Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux.  The state...

Obama Administration Proposes Protection for Two Arctic Seal Species

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow The Obama Administration proposed Endangered Species Act protection for two species of Arctic seals today. The National Oceanic and...

Next Year’s State Revenue Forecast Appears Strong

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau With more than $11 billion in reserves,  the state is looking for another good year as far as having...

Senate Working to Decide on Middle-Class Tax Breaks

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The weekend may be around the corner but the U.S. Senate will be working tomorrow.  Democratic leadership called...