Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...and some in the Legislature want to talk about if that number should be increased. And here's why they shouldn't.Statewide, the student population most heavily impacted by an increase to 25 students are predominantly Alaska Native students and...
UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...harvests and recreational fishing guidelines in Alaska.A statewide assetNOAA's Joyce says the weir under its current design...nearly 36 years. He calls it a "living laboratory," with statewide benefits starting at UAS, extending to UAF, NOAA and the...
My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...solve the problems we face. The simple fact is that we have had a free ride in Alaska since 1980, when we abolished our statewide income tax, and went on the oil revenue train for 90 percent of our operating and capital spending. It's over. It's...
Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

...cattle ranch. The Alaska Teacher of the Year may be called upon to speak at education conferences and participate in various statewide education working groups. The teacher is the Alaska nominee for national teacher of the year. The alternate teacher of the...
Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...policy further Tuesday, saying she wanted to meet with Mormon officials first.Earlier this year, the church endorsed a statewide anti-discrimination law that protected gay and transgender people from discrimination in housing and the workplace.It's...
Nation and World
State asked researchers wrong question

...communities outside of Anchorage, factoring in how much more or less a district would have to pay to attract the needed teachers.Statewide, costs would increase by approximately 15 percent if the Legislature adopted a single salary schedule. For some districts...
Schools in jeopardy

...underlying fear is 'What's going to happen to an opportunity for my kid," Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, said.However, a statewide budget deficit close to $4 billion due to slumping oil prices means looking for savings in every area, and Gattis said all...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Your opportunity to address trapping rules

...the BoG is meeting to discuss the 2016 statewide proposals submitted by people from all...instantly killed when trapped. Providing a statewide time check would reduce suffering and...animal.Proposal 80 (page 66) asks for statewide movement of traps and snares from populated...
Group promises to challenge closure of small schools

...during its 2016 regular session, would result in the closure of schools across the state. Most would be in rural areas.CEAAC, a statewide coalition of education advocates, has been a frequent participant in Alaska education lawsuits.
Ohio votes down legalizing pot for medical, recreational use

...predominantly, a counter campaign fueled by Ohio lawmakers. It was the only marijuana legalization question on the 2015 statewide ballots.With three-quarters of the votes counted, the issue was losing 65 percent to 35 percent.Issue 3 would have...
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