Education a sticking point as session ends

...initiatives on this year's ballot could be affected. Alaska's primary date moved up a week, to Aug. 19 this year, under a bill...beyond 90 days, the three initiatives slated to appear on the primary ballot will get bumped to the next statewide election. A special...
State | AK legislature
Glory Hole to host Empty Bowls fundraiser and Lovishchuck is hoping to raise $100,000 in the next seven to nine years.Empty Bowls has been the Glory Hole's primary fundraiser for the past eight years. It's an international grassroots movement that began out of North Carolina to help...
The littlest big band

...School's music teacher and the organizer of Juneau Alaska Music Matters, or JAMM, a group that provides free loaner violins for primary students kindergarten through third grade at Glacier Valley and kindergarten through second grade at two other elementary schools...
Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

...Alaska to pay for a truly medically necessary abortion," said Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks and one of the bill's primary sponsors.Under the bill, public dollars will only pay for abortions that are the result of rape or incest, or when the...
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Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...on pot supporters to donate the money to groups that fight substance abuse.Alaska voters will decide during the Aug. 19 primary whether the state should become the third, behind Colorado and Washington, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana...
State | AK legislature
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...and Parnell each face challengers in the Aug. 19 statewide primary (Republican Gerald Heikes of Palmer and Democrat Phil Stoddard...28th and 30th in Anchorage, and the final debate before the primary is slated for August 12 in Fairbanks.Former Juneau Mayor...
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Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...for at least two years if approved by voters in the August primary. "It would be interesting to have a redo of the House vote...cuts passed last year.Beltrami said having the issue on the primary ballot will likely benefit candidates the union supports...
State | AK legislature
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...quarter of all vehicle traffic today, was conceived as a network for rapid military mobilization. Interstates have become the primary commuter routes between suburbs and cities as well as a main artery for everyday commerce. The Juneau Access highway won't...
Parnell handles range of questions in online town hall

...his favorite type of pizza. It's meat pizza, by the way.On the issue of the oil tax referendum scheduled for the August primary ballot, Parnell said the tax cut passed by lawmakers last year as SB21 is working. Parnell himself championed the tax cut...
State | AK legislature
Linda Shipman Moseley

...graduated in 1969. She went on to a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from San Diego State University followed by a primary teaching credential from the University of Alaska, Juneau. Linda met her husband, Perry Shipman under a tree at San Diego...


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