State Senate unanimously recognizes Alaska Native ‘linguistic emergency’

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:38
Resolution’s change links language loss to cultural loss and crisis

The Alaska Senate voted 20-0 in favor of a resolution declaring a “linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages, ending almost a week of debate about whether the issue merited the word “emergency.”

Rep. Parish faced sexual harassment complaint

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:05
Complaint was filed against Parish in February, Juneau Empire confirms

Rep. Justin Parish, D-Juneau, was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint in February, the Juneau Empire confirmed Tuesday.

Alaska legislators approve new policy for reporting, addressing sexual harassment

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:04
Two complainants praise efforts by lawmakers

Two complainants praise efforts by lawmakers.

Empire, CCW honored with Press Club awards

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:38

The Juneau Empire and CCW won 16 awards at the Alaska Press Club.

Rep. Justin Parish drops out of election; Assemblyman Rob Edwardson will run instead

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:03

Rep. Justin Parish, D-Juneau, is dropping out of this fall’s election for the Alaska House of Representatives seat representing the Mendenhall Valley.

Outgoing Juneau lawmaker’s idea to cut lawmakers’ pay swiftly rejected

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:00
Rep. Sam Kito proposes cutting per diem by 75 percent; idea fails 1-13

Members of the Alaska Legislature rejected a proposed pay cut.

Alaska unemployment stays flat in March

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:18
Number of jobs is still well below what it was in 2015

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Labor, but the state still has many fewer jobs than it did before the ongoing recession began.

Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:20

Alaska Airlines in recent years has handled about 150 support animals every day.

Alaska Native delegates march on Capitol after senators refuse to call language loss ‘emergency’

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:09
Controversy over removing word ‘emergency’ from bill takes place during annual tribal assembly in Juneau

A resolution intended to declare an Alaska Native language emergency is advancing in the Alaska Senate, but without its most important word.

Standalone education budget confirmed

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:38
Legislative conferees strip education money from omnibus budget, ensuring earlier funding for schools

Alaska lawmakers confirmed the state’s $1.2B education budget.

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