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Anchorage Jail Corrections Officer Struck, Injured by Inmate

Omnibus Crime Bill Passes Alaska Legislature

A law offering sweeping reforms to Alaska’s prison system has passed the state Legislature Tuesday.

Joe Miller Joins GOP Senate Race to Challenge Begich

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Joe Miller Joins GOP Senate Race to Challenge Begich

A familiar face officially joined the Republican primary race Monday night to decide who will challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election.

State Lawmakers Adjourn to Tuesday on Education Bill

State Lawmakers Adjourn to Tuesday on Education Bill

After weeks of debate and marathon hours over the past few days, state lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on sending money to Alaska's local schools.

Extended Session Pushes 3 Ballot Measures to General Election

Extended Session Pushes 3 Ballot Measures to General Election

As the state Legislature extends its session to cover unfinished business Monday, voters will see three statewide ballot initiatives scheduled to appear on Aug. 19 primary ballots in the state’s Nov. 4 general elections.

Senate Finance Advances Education Bill

Senate Finance Advances Education Bill

The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a broad-ranging education bill that adds more money to public education and raises the required local contribution for schools.

Senate Passes New Approach to Pension Obligation

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation.

Wasilla Passes Law to Ban 'Spice' Drugs

Legislature Passes Updated Synthetic Marijuana Ban

The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill intended to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana statewide, based on new language which targets its packaging rather than its chemical components.

House Finance Hears Gas Line Bill

House Finance Advances Gas Line Bill

The House Finance Committee has advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.

Senate Finance Unveils Education Bill Rewrite

The Senate Finance Committee has overhauled a broad-ranging education bill, opting to provide additional aid to districts outside the per-pupil funding formula known as the base student allocation.

(img1)Medically Necessary Abortion Law

Parnell Signs Law Defining 'Medically Necessary' Abortions

Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 49 into law on Thursday, legislation that defines what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of state Medicaid coverage of their costs.

Obama meets Pope Francis

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Obama meets Pope Francis

Corrections Reform Bill Introduced

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Corrections Reform Bill Introduced

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