House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

JUNEAU - A state House committee has heard about a backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Alaska.The House State Affairs Committee on Thursday discussed Rep. Geran Tarr's bill to address that backlog.The kits provide tools to collect...
John Ebona

...Ebona (K'iyaaltin), Tlingit. Tribal Member of the Yeil; Deisheetaan, Dei shu Hit'- Raven Beaver, "End of the Trail House." He was a member of the Sealaska Corporation and Goldbelt, Inc. He attended two years in St. Martin's College in Lacey...
Senate panel restores some funding for university system

...has restored $6.8 million cut by the House to the University of Alaska system budget...program and deleted language added in the House asking the university system to focus on...are differences between the Senate and House versions, those likely will be ironed...
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...said committee member Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau.The House Finance subcommittee on the department attempted to eliminate...subcommittee also eliminated the intent language added by the House that would have compelled the university to restructure middle...
Lawmakers urge more study of changes tribal recognition

...from lowering the bar for the coveted status.U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican who recently became chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter with four other lawmakers outlining their concerns to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell...
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...this session has been on cuts, or getting the state's fiscal house in order as lawmakers and Gov. Bill Walker have referred to...He said the model used Thursday wasn't predictive, and House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks...
Senate passes resolution opposing Aleutians marine sanctuary

...opposing another nomination, or such a designation.That was introduced by Dillingham Rep. Bryce Edgmon, and passed the House earlier in March. It now goes to Gov. Bill Walker to sign.The resolution notes a lack of local support for new protections...
Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

...of a license.Eva Malvich was among those testifying Tuesday night. Malvich, who has worked to organize the Bethel Winter House homeless shelter, said she has lost family to alcohol."If you had a liquor store here, could you imagine the impact it...
Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...projects in his district, just pending ones, and "there's no money" to pay for extras right now. The bill now goes to the House for committee hearings and, eventually, a floor vote.As someone who spends every day in the Marie Drake building, Garot...
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Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

...there's probably going to be some impacts on some of the civilians, probably predominantly on the civil aviation side of the house," Winkler said.He encouraged people to ask questions and offer positive or negative comments.A second round of meetings...


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