California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

...use the best spill-control technology, require annual pipeline inspections and require regulators to notify the state Legislature if caustic chemicals are used in a cleanup.The bills were introduced after the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured...
Nation and World
Municipal candidates debate at UAS

...already started down the right track to help Juneau withstand any unfavorable budget decisions handed down by the state legislature.Nankervis cited the work of the Assembly's Tax Exemption Review Committee, of which he was a member, as key...
Alaska Editorial: Cut state travel spending

...taken by 42 legislators and staff.Seventeen legislators and 25 staff members attended the National Conference of State Legislatures' annual summit in Seattle in August. For some, hotel charges reached over $400 per night.The legislators included...
My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

...worst offender of the 42 legislators and staffers who attended the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures in August. But as the top lawmaker in the House of Representatives, he should be modeling the fiscal restraint...
Muslim group doesn't fault school, police for detention

...visiting Muslims to declare allegiance to America.Also, the Irving City Council endorsed one of several bills in the state Legislature to forbid judges from making rulings based on "foreign laws," language that some people say is aimed at Islam...
Nation and World
Fierce response call to end federal unions

...Wisconsin. In the face of protests that often numbered in the tens of thousands, Walker forced the changes through the state Legislature - even after Democratic lawmakers fled the state in an unsuccessful effort to stave off his plans.Democrats responded...
Nation and World
Alaska Supreme Court to hear school funding lawsuit soon

...earmarked for any special purpose.Supporters of the suit say the system is penalizing boroughs for organizing. The state Legislature provides the majority of funding for public schools in Alaska, but organized municipalities are required to pay...

A Tuesday article gave an incorrect figure of funding by the Alaska State Legislature for the Alaska State Council on the Arts, which is about $800,000, not $11 million.
Living her dream: Linda Rosenthal reflects on 30 years of Jazz & Classics

...recognition of her extensive contributions to Juneau and to Alaska. She has previously been honored by the governor, state legislature, and University of Alaska Southeast, where she has taught for many years.This spring, the music festival she...
From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

...MOUNTAIN?A: Since at least 1975, when the Alaska Geographic Board changed the mountain's name to Denali and the state Legislature, governor and congressional delegation began to push for the name change at the federal level, said Jo Antonson...


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