Politics

The Hispanic Population in Alaska is Growing

Feb 20, 2013

Some new analysis from the State of Alaska shows that Alaska's Hispanic population is growing and currently makes up over 5-percent of the population.

Alaska House Majority Organization

A piece of legislation was introduced on Friday that could result in some additional money for local school districts in Alaska.

Juneau Empire

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.

J. Stephen Conn / flickr.com

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.

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.

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.

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.     

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