JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers are expected to spend most of the special session addressing concerns about the state's tax on oil industry and discussing the elusive in-state gas pipeline, but Gov. Read more
JUNEAU - Education leaders are content but not exuberant about a deal brokered over the course of the legislative session that went through many changes and ended with a $90.7 million increase of K-12 school funding. Read more
JUNEAU - The chairman of the House Education Committee has proposed a bill that requires Alaska public schools develop curriculum conveying constitutional principles of resource use, development and conservation.
Rep. Read more
JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee began a series of hearings Monday to try to determine how the state funds Alaska school districts and how much additional funding, if any, districts should receive this year. Read more
JUNEAU - For the second time in as many weeks, legislators on Thursday debated a proposal to define in state law what qualifies as "medically necessary" abortion.
That phrase has carried significance in Alaska. Read more
JUNEAU - Lawmakers on Monday debated whether language in the state's "do-not-resuscitate" law includes the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and if not, whether that should be spelled out more clearly.
Sen. Read more
JUNEAU - A bill that would expand the right to use lethal force as a means of self-defense is dangerous, without support in the prosecutorial community, and rife with potential unintended consequences, an Anchorage prosecutor said Friday. Read more
JUNEAU - A proposal before the Alaska Legislature would give judges flexibility when handing down criminal sentences to people who were born with effects caused by their mother drinking during pregnancy. Read more
JUNEAU - The state House Transportation Committee on Thursday approved a ban on cellphone use by minors while driving, sending the measure onto another legislative panel.
Previously attempted bans have fallen short, but Anchorage Democratic Rep. Read more
JUNEAU - Businesses and communities around Alaska are one step closer to getting economic incentives to develop areas around the state's military bases and facilities after the House State Affairs Committee cleared the bill on Tuesday. Read more
JUNEAU - Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur traveled more than 3,300 miles from their Anchorage home to get married, and in high fashion they became the first same-sex couple to exchange vows at the Empire State Building. Read more
JUNEAU - The Senate Education Committee on Monday discussed a plan that would change how the state intervenes in struggling school districts, while a House bill takes a different approach to the same issue. Read more