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New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...any other governmental agencies. We serve all three branches of government."LIO staff often help people without Internet access file their Permanent Fund Dividend applications, contact the state ombudsman, deal with victims' rights and landlord...
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Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...labeled the YouTube video "ThisIsOurLand," which explains the Alaska situation to the nation - or anybody who has Internet access.The senator uses a color-coded map in the two-minute video to illustrate the breakdown of land ownership in...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...Internet. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission stated in plain English what rural Alaskans already knew: Internet access stinks in rural Alaska. In fact, only Vermont, Montana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas are worse in rural areas...
Radio personality arrested for child pornography

...typically a family member or friend who would take full responsibility for a defendant who's released on bail. If released, LaPlante would not be allowed to use any devices with Internet access and would not be allowed to contact children.
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...where the infrastructure is developed, multiple transportation options exist and reliable telecommunications and internet access is commonplace. Then there is the Arctic in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and parts Russia that still struggle to access...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million

...on the GCI-ACS purchase.Since 2012, ACS has repeatedly stated that its primary business is providing broadband Internet access to businesses in Alaska, and the sale of its wireless division will allow ACS to focus more on that core business...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

...governing the Internet.In January, a federal appeals court threw out a pair of key rules the FCC used to govern Internet access. The court said the FCC has the authority to regulate the Internet, but the rules it was using were flawed.That's...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...other capacities.One of the efforts has been to create offline tools, so that responders in areas with limited internet access can still use the ShoreZone information.An early iteration of that effort is available by borrowing a hard drive...
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...airline and road system access. There's clean, comfortable lodging and plenty of dining options. There's adequate Internet access.More importantly, the people with a direct interest in the vast majority of the proposals that will be considered...
Health care marketplace enrollment opens in November

...application counselors are there for."Lots of folks I helped last year either didn't have computer access or Internet access, or had a smartphone only, or just wanted more information on tax credits," Fisher said. "They would set up...


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