House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...would allow for expanded family planning services. The bill's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, supported having the language removed in the House Finance Committee, calling it a mandate beyond services the state...
State | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...cannot be repealed by lawmakers within two years of their effective dates.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, told reporters earlier this week he thought lawmakers' motives had been "tainted" by past actions. He said he thought...
State | AK legislature
State sues over North Pole refinery contamination

...state of Alaska has sued current and former owners of a North Pole refinery, claiming both caused or failed to stop a chemical...Williams Alaska should pay for cleaning up sulfolane in North Pole, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The two...
State | AK legislature
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...first time in nearly two decades cleared a House committee hurdle Wednesday.Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, HB282 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee without objection."I really like the bill," said a smiling Rep...
State | Local | AK legislature
TRS pulled from education bill in House and is counter to actuarial standards regarding the funding of the pension plans."Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, said she wants to make sure the state can make the payments it will need to make. She said she never received satisfactory...
State | AK legislature
Crimson Bears boys seek another soccer state title go, and they both missed."Pegues went on to defend the Crimson Bears in their next two games, a 4-1 win over North Pole and a 5-1 fourth-place decision over Wasilla."Hunter is much more confident now with balls in the air," Lehnhart...
Riverbend Elementary School gets new boss from Haines

...counselor and testing coordinator in Skagway as well as a principal for the Aniak Schools in the Kuspuk School District."North Pole High School principal Bridget Lewis has been chosen as JSD's director of student services. In the position, she will...
Thunder Mountain track season off to fast start

...relay team (Wright, Kenny Fox, Lohrey, Pietz) finished 16th at 3:49.73. Winning time was 3:36.62 set by North Pole.The Falcons and the Juneau-Douglas track team will next compete at Ketchikan on April 25-26.
Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

A North Pole Republican is trying to change the Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act for...since the early 1990s.HB282, sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, includes minor technical updates and serious alterations to the tenant...
State | AK legislature
Fairbanks Borough approves plan for bus shelters much of a nuisance for bus riders in Fairbanks and North Pole.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly voted the Noel Wien Public Library in Fairbanks and the North Pole Mall.They are projected to cost about $30,000 each...


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