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Channel 2 NewsA trial challenge of parental notification prior to minors having abortions, which is required in Alaska by a 2010 voter initiative, began Monday as Planned Parenthood sought to have an Anchorage judge strike the measure down. In August 2010, voters...
Tags: Politics, Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Elections, Trials
Channel 2 NewsA ballot initiative aimed at giving Alaskans a voice when it comes to coastal zone management was heard by a joint state judiciary committee on Monday. Alaska's last coastal zone management program expired last year. Supporters of a ballot initiative...
The Associated PressA coastal management initiative has garnered nearly 34,000 signatures to put it on the ballot, according to its proponents. The announcement regarding the initiative, which would revive the state’s defunct coastal management program, was made at...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Supreme Court ruled against the Alaska Redistricting Board’s redistricting plan for the state Wednesday afternoon, saying its imbalances of the Alaska Constitution weren’t necessitated by the federal Voting Rights Act and ordering...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Constitutional Issues
If a ballot initiative, aimed at giving Alaska's coastal communities a say in their resource management, eventually becomes law, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, R-Alaska, says it would cost the state about $5.4 million every year. “We feel fairly...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage voters will decide in April if the city’s equal rights protections should be extended to cover sexual orientation or transgender identity, after a petition turned in last week was verified Wednesday. The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s...
Channel 2 NewsSupporters of an equal rights initiative turned in 13,515 signatures today in an attempt to get on the April ballot. If approved by voters it will provide the same legal protections to gay and transgender Alaskans that are already provided to women,...
Channel 2 NewsA school bond will be on the ballot for Anchorage voters in the April 2012 city election. It could provide for some big structural improvements in the school district, but they come at a cost: nearly $60 million. The Anchorage Assembly approved the...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska State Senate approved a three-year increase in per-student school funding on Friday. The proposal would increase the money given to each school district based on how many students they have -- known as the Base Student Allocation --...
Channel 2 NewsThere is a chance Anchorage voters may have the final say on an equal rights law come April. Equality Works has launched its One Anchorage Campaign, a push to garner enough support and signatures to get an equal rights initiative on the next ballot. The...
Tags: Minority Groups, Politics, Anchorage, Anglicanism, Christianity
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has dismissed a complaint over a ballot initiative aimed at the Pebble Mine project. The Juneau Empire reports Alaskans for Bristol Bay alleged that opponents of the Save our Salmon ballot initiative were distributing...
The showdown over the proposed pebble mine in Western Alaska is heating up. Tomorrow voters will decide on an initiative aimed at blocking the mine, but the results will not be tallied for a couple weeks. The Save our Salmon initiative would prohibit...
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