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Last week the first woman to sit on the Alaska Supreme Court called for greater cooperation between the judicial system in Alaska and the growing number of Tribal courts.

House Majority Outlines "Guiding Principles"

Feb 15, 2013
House Majority Caucus

The Republican dominated Majority Caucus in the Alaska House of Representatives intends to focus on 5 guiding principles over the next 2 years.

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Alaska's Congressional Delegation continues to voice displeasure with the recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prohibit construction of a road between Cold Bay and King Cove.

State of Indian Nations Address Given Thursday

Feb 14, 2013
National Congress of American Indians

The challenges facing Alaska Natives and American Indians were outlined in detail Thursday during the annual "State of Indian Nations" address.

Dillingham City School District

    

The man who has led the Dillingham School District for the last 3 years will stay on the job for another year.     

Revenue Sharing Bill Introduced in Juneau

Feb 13, 2013

A member of the minority organization in the State House has put forward a couple of bills intended to increase the amount of money the State of Alaska shares with communities.

More Time to Comment on "Frankenfish"

Feb 13, 2013
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The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.

A handful of Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate have put forward their own plan to change the oil tax structure in Alaska. This comes as consideration of the Governor's plan moves into high gear this week in Juneau.

All 3 members of Alaska's Congressional Delegation are sponsoring legislation in response to tentative approval of the first genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption.

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  The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the alert level for the active Cleveland Volcano in the east central Aleutian Islands.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.

Bethel Teens Rescued By the Alaska National Guard

Jan 31, 2013
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The Alaska National Guard rescued 2 teenagers on Wednesday near Bethel after they got stranded on Monday.  The teens, age 18 and 16, were on a day hunt near Bethel when they got caught in a blizzard and lost cell phone service.

An effort is underway in the Alaska Legislature to find money to finish construction of the engineering buildings on the 2 largest campus's in the University of Alaska system.     

A effort has been started in the Alaska Legislature to remove references to mental retardation from state policies.     

Hooper Bay Man Charged with Importing Alcohol

Jan 30, 2013

A man from Hooper Bay has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle alcohol into the local option community of Hooper Bay.

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