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Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla

Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller kicked off his campaign last night in Wasilla before a few hundred cheering supporters.

Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Because the Legislature did not meet its midnight deadline, three citizen’s initiatives are expected to be moved from the August primary to the November general election.

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

All session, legislative leadership has promised to gavel out early, to be home in time for the Easter holiday.

Alaska Native languages bill passes after 15 hour sit-in

Alaska Native languages bill passes after 15 hour sit-in

Supporters of a bill to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages organized a 15 hour sit-in protest at the Capitol on Sunday.

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

After wrestling with how to approach the state’s massive unfunded liability for months, the Legislature unanimously agreed to put $3 billion toward the public employee pension system just hours after their plan was released.

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrapped

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrapped

An effort to resurrect parts of a dead permitting bill was abandoned on Friday night.

Legislature approves advancing gas line project

The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state’s participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.

Legislature going long to address education

The House and Senate plan to reconvene later Monday to try to reach resolution on an education package.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

In Juneau, the latest version of the education funding bill emerged Friday, and it isn’t what school advocates were hoping for.

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