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DC considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers

...of the Chamber of Commerce, Harry Wingo, called the move "unprecedented" and bad for city businesses.D.C. Council member David Grosso, who introduced the bill along with six other members of the 13-member council, said in a statement...
Nation and World
Anchorage Assembly passes LGBT anti-discrimination laws and you want to do it in three weeks with no vote of the people."KTUU reports there were 17 amendments before council members in a meeting that lasted well into the night. KTVA reported the approved changes included an amendment by Councilman...
Bethel drafts LGBT anti-discrimination laws

...job with the city e could not be treated differently based on their perceived or actual orientation or identity.Council member Chuck Herman suggested the changes, saying they could make Bethel a more attractive employer."We are signaling...
In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...indoor plumbing, and so does just one resident who paid to have a system installed in the home. Cindy Pilot, a City Council member, said everyone else uses outhouses - in the middle of winter when it can get as cold as 50 below zero. Some residents...
Taku Glacier's advance stagnates least for now.That could mean a few different things.The most likely possibility, said 2015 JIRP academic council member Matt Beedle, is the stagnation is "a short-lived standstill as (the glacier) continues to push forward slowly...
Panel sides with new group in tribal dispute

...state funds also are halted, but only while the new council members figure out the best way to use the funds they have...The old council denied the allegations.The new council members were first elected in October 2012. The following...
Bankrupt oil company wants payments back

...before the bankruptcy filing had to be returned, the Homer News reported."Can we ask for our subsidies back?" council member David Lewis said during a Homer council meeting. "This seems ridiculous. If you collect money from someone and...
The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

...Native women, and their joint efforts to improve working conditions and equal rights in Juneau and Alaska. ANS Camp 2 Council Member Patty Tackett will honor Alaska's Laureate Nora Dauenhauer for her extensive published works in history, poetry...
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...How are we going to protect our families? How long am I not going to be able to shower at my house?"Navajo Council members and New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said the EPA needs to compensate those who have been affected.The...
Regional News
Decision expected on Alaska tribal leadership dispute years, so the old council had been operated on expired terms. The old council denies the allegations.The new council members were first elected in October 2012. The following month, members of the old council held another election.The...


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