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.

E. Coli outbreak, believed to be from contaminated lettuce, sickens eight in Nome

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:40
State tells Alaskans to check their romaine

State tells Alaskans to check their romaine.

Southcentral Alaskans plead for SB 91 rollback, Juneau testifiers urge otherwise

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:59
Despite public outcry, measure to rollback new criminal justice reform law appears to lack Senate support

Despite public outcry, measure to rollback new criminal justice reform law lacks support in the Senate.

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:51

The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Debt doubt: Legal argument may threaten state’s ability to borrow money

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:23
Attorneys’ different opinions about tax-credit program may stain other efforts

Attorneys’ different opinions about tax-credit program may stain other efforts.

Legislature approves flat schools budget, but no increases may force cuts

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:24
Juneau schools superintendent says bill a ‘good first step,’ but without funding increases to account for inflation, ‘this is going to get really ugly, really quickly’

The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday approved a $1.2 billion budget for public schools in the next fiscal year.

House, Senate negotiators take first steps toward budget compromise

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:19
Commerce, legislative budgets are checked off the list

Compromise reached on commerce and legislative spending.

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