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Senate opts for big education funding boost 

Money in one-time funding, not BSA increase The Alaska Senate Finance Committee is recommending an extra $300 million for education funding over the next three years - a significant boost over previous proposals.

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The littlest big band

04/18/14

It's not every day that you get to hear 130 violinists younger than 9 play at the same time. Unless you're Lorrie Heagy, that is.

Photos: Egg hunt eggstravaganza

04/18/14
Children six years old and older sprint to find plastic eggs holding candy during a free egg hunt at Gruening Park on Thursday. The event, sponsored by SERRC's The Learning Connection program, ...

'Jackson's Law' clears house

04/18/14

A bill allowing parents to sue those responsible for unlawful or negligent actions that lead to an unborn child's death has cleared the statehouse.
Dubbed "Jackson's Law," SB200 was sponsored by Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage.
Presuming Gov.

Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

04/18/14

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell signed into law Thursday a bill to legally define the term "medically necessary" in relation to abortion funding criteria. Supporters say the bill is not related to the pro-life vs.

Attendance light at Thursday superintendent search meeting

04/18/14

One parent and one substitute teacher attended Thursday night's public forum on the superintendent search. The other person in the audience was school board member Phyllis Carlson.


Making green: Peony growers blossoming in Alaska, Southeast

04/18/14

Juneau gardener Brad Fluetsch has a photograph that, multiplied by thousands, tells the story: a $20 bill resting on a blooming Dutchesse peony flower.

19,000 Alaskans fall in health 'coverage gap' of Obamacare

04/18/14

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from local insurance broker Kelly Shattuck.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

"Happiness is 10,000 Texans headed south with an Okie under each arm." If you lived in Alaska in 1977, you probably remember that bumper sticker.

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Sports

Kings late goal beats Falcons

The Thunder Mountain High School boys soccer team could taste their first win of the season on Friday night on their home pitch, but it was Ketchikan’s Rudy Pankow who feasted on the Falcons home ... Read More

Arts & Culture

Museum event teaches art of paper crane folding

An ancient legend promises that if one folds 1,000 paper cranes, he or she will be granted a wish; other tales promise eternal good luck, prosperity or happiness.

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Neighbors

The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

Patricia Morgan is still haunted by the drowning death of a promising young athlete in Haines' icy waters - there was nothing that could be done to save him, but there is plenty that can be done to prevent more drowning deaths.

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