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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, during a Senate Education Committee hearing at the Capitol last month

Controversial sex ed measure stays alive in Legislature

A controversial measure requiring all sex ed programs in Alaska schools to garner the approval of local school boards has been assigned to a conference committee in the Alaska Legislature.

by JAMES BROOKS

Before move on budget, Legislature moves itself

The Alaska Legislature is moving slowly to address the state's $4 billion annual deficit, but it will move quickly this weekend as proceedings are displaced from the Alaska Capitol to the Bill Ray Center in the Juneau Flats.
JAMES BROOKS

Crime bill advances to the House floor

House lawmakers are expected to hear one of the biggest changes to Alaska's criminal justice system since statehood, on the floor today.
JAMES BROOKS

Negotiators reach deal on excess power program earnings

JUNEAU - House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement for use of any excess earnings from a fund set up to help rural areas faced with high electricity costs.

Troopers investigate 2 caribou wanton waste cases

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska. Troopers found multiple cow caribou killed and left to waste near the Kauk (kowk) River.
AP

Assisted living home faces $75,000 fine for workplace death

ANCHORAGE - State labor officials have fined an Anchorage assisted living home $75,000 for alleged safety and health violations in the death of a caregiver who was killed by a resident of the home.

Sea lion that made 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.

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