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...Glacier has become such a hazard to visitors that the manager of its recreational site will not return next summer. Mike Coppock said he hopes to manage another, safer glacier park site, but not the Worthington, which is easily accessible off...
Senate committee advances crime bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a sweeping crime bill. The move came after the withdrawal of a proposed amendment to give juveniles charged with a felony a means of staying out of the adult prison population.
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Parnell wants school choices expanded

JUNEAU - Staff members at Aquarian Charter School in Anchorage are ecstatic that their school was spotlighted by Gov. Sean Parnell in his recent State of the State address.
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Panel questions charter student transit

JUNEAU - A provision in Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill that provides for transportation for charter school students raised questions Monday in the Senate Education Committee. Sen.
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House moves PTSD sentencing bill

JUNEAU - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans.
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House Education moves 'Erin's Law'

JUNEAU - The House Education Committee on Friday advanced the so-called "Erin's Law," which is an effort to prevent childhood sexual abuse.
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House Finance tackles charter school worries

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Tuesday continued its discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools.
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House committee advances officer firearm bill

JUNEAU - A bill that would give village public safety officers the option of carrying firearms was quickly moved out of committee on Tuesday, even though several state troopers were in line to testify.
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Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

JUNEAU - With a possibility of building an expensive prison within three years staring them in the face, the Alaska Senate unanimously passed a sweeping crime bill Friday hoping to stem Alaska's rising inmate population.
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House Education considers delaying lesson standards

JUNEAU - The House Education Committee began hearing testimony on a resolution Wednesday to delay implementing new English language and mathematics standards for Alaska. House Resolution 9, sponsored by Rep.
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