March 2016

Congressman seeks headstones for WWII Alaska Native militia

ANCHORAGE - Alaska wasn't even a state yet when thousands of Alaska Natives volunteered for a citizens militia to protect the vast U.S. territory from... Read more

Alaska village receives $450K in HUD grant for fire repairs

ANCHORAGE - A tiny village in Alaska's interior is getting $450,000 in federal funding for repairs to a fire-damaged building housing the water treatment system. Read more

Juneau bishop: Church needs legal shield to deny same-sex services

JUNEAU - A Catholic bishop in Juneau told the House Judiciary Committee that the church reversed a 75-year-old policy of allowing people of other faiths... Read more

Bill would let communities fund ferry service directly

Speaking to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott recalled a time when he was homesick. Attending college in Washington state, he couldn't... Read more

Constitutional amendment advances, again

A proposed Alaska Constitutional amendment that failed to pass the 28th Alaska Legislature by accident is advancing toward a final vote in the 29th Legislature. Read more

JSD pauses testing again

For approximately two and a half hours Thursday, Juneau students were able to take their standardized exams. Then a familiar error screen appeared. Read more

Homeowner shoots suspect sought by Alaska State Troopers

ANCHORAGE - State prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a Wasilla man who was shot and wounded by a homeowner as he fled Alaska State... Read more

Alaska lawmakers looking at oil, gas tax credit changes

JUNEAU - Oil and gas tax credits are setting up to be a major debate as the Alaska Legislature enters what are supposed to be... Read more

Alaska House takes time out for yoga

The Alaska House postponed consideration of a foster care reform bill on Thursday morning but still found time for a little yoga. Read more

Bill protects those who won't perform same-sex marriages

JUNEAU - A House Judiciary committee will hear testimony Wednesday afternoon on a bill that protects religious officials and others who refuse to perform same... Read more

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