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Hughes apologizes for news release headline

JUNEAU - Alaska House members apologize for a news release on a breastfeeding initiative that had the words "smart and sexy" in the headline.HCR18...
State | AK legislature
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...Abuse Prevention Month in Alaska, named by a declaration by Gov. Sean Parnell in February and legislation passing the Alaska House and Senate earlier this month. It has been declared Child Abuse Prevention Month annually in Alaska since 1983 and...
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters to channel Nancy Reagan for a moment: Just say "No," Alaska Legislature.This week, we've watched as the Alaska House has moved closer to passing HB384, which would boost Alaska's minimum wage and tie further increases to the rate...
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...helping you make a critical decision.? Mike Chenault has represented Nikiski and the rural Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska House of Representatives since 2000. He's the first three-term Speaker of the House, and one of the prime authors of...
TRS pulled from education bill in House

JUNEAU - The Alaska House voted to remove a plan to address the teachers' retirement system from a broad-ranging education bill it began debating late...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery" liquor license that permits...
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

The Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill to increase the state's minimum wage, but backers of a minimum wage ballot...
State | AK legislature
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...benefits - it has a healthy workforce. Children benefit - they are protected from deadly disease.Now it's up to the Alaska House to ensure this program moves forward.Vaccination is the most powerful tool in modern public health. It has saved...
Empire Editorial: In closing one loophole, lawmakers about to open a bigger one

...Politics is a messy business, especially during election years. It's even dirtier during hotly contested races. The Alaska House is considering a bill some legislators say will clean up mudslinging and frivolous accusations against incumbent lawmakers...


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