Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, watches the Senate from his office computer in the Capitol as they vote to end the Governor's special session and gavel into their own special session at the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage on Thursday.
Vetoed portions of the operating budget Gov. Bill Walker signed this week were packaged into new legislation, House Bill 2001, and introduced to the House Finance committee during its first meeting of the second special session.
SITKA - Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall has reopened after an asbestos scare.
The gray insulation substance that raised workers' concerns tested negative for asbestos in a Washington state lab, KCAW-FM reports.
HONOLULU - The Army's commander in the Pacific said Thursday one of his top priorities is incorporating the growth of U.S. soldiers assigned to the region.
Over 100,000 soldiers are now assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command, Gen.
ANCHORAGE - After the Anchorage School Board cut about 60 classroom teacher positions from next school year's budget, teachers in the Anchorage School District can be happy knowing they won't be laid off. The Alaska Dispatch News reported.