Pure Sole: Does the governor enjoy cricket?

...and sometimes horrific effects of hazing and bullying have attracted the attention of Alaska lawmakers in recent years.Two bills that would have criminalized hazing and required school districts to include policies against it were introduced last year but...
More than words

...percent chance of making it out of committee, passage through the Senate and House is deemed unlikely - only about 3 percent of bills that made it past committee were enacted between 2011 and 2013. Murkowski pushed the legislation in a press release detailing...
Questions raised about shellfish-seed producer's finances

...were written and appear to have not been sent so I can't find those checks. Not huge checks, but checks were written to pay bills, which made them reimbursable. But the checks were not mailed."Cadle said it didn't appear that there was any malfeasance...
My Turn: Sharing my child's bullying story

...parents. We give curfews, allow our children to use vehicles and don't know where our kids are. My husband and I pay the bills; it is our right to look at all texts being sent and received, it is our right to check all of our son's social network...
Extended session produces 116 bills

...extension that likely resulted in additional bills securing the Legislature's stamp of approval.In total, 116 House and Senate bills gained the approval of both bodies. That breakdown is 70 House bills and 46 Senate bills. Lawmakers also agreed...
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit

...the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support, Stejon Productions Corp., the Bills, and the Jills' former manager, Citadel...representation, and declined further comment.The Bills have been made aware of the Jills' decision...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell signed a $12.8-billion state budget package Wednesday, issuing no vetoes and saying he was proud of the work that he and lawmakers had done. The state, amid slumping revenues, was still facing a nearly $3.
Trans-Alaska pipeline assessed at $10.2 billion

...such as the Fairbanks North Star Borough argued for $13.76 billion.The decision can affect oil companies' property tax bills by tens of millions per year, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The board decision drew strong interest after Gov...
My Turn: Ad mischaracterizes HB77

...the State of Alaska has set in place.Like most legislative bills, HB77 needed careful vetting and parts of the bill and HB375, relating to the crime of trespass, are two bills that directly affect hunters.Federal over-reach, however...
Cactus, palm tree latest attempts at stealth cellphone towers

...churches, we have to keep each year finding ways to pay our bills," pastor Ken Stubert said. "It's an unusual church that...crosses. This will be a cross that's also helping us to pay our bills."Jensen said the tower should be put in another location...


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