HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...protecting diversity. It is an argument to keep inequality intact. The reality is that our group of advocates on the hill and statewide were a culturally diverse group of people of all different backgrounds. We had, in fact, racial unity for a single cause...
Author Straley to visit Juneau this weekend

...will focus on developing discipline to complete projects.Straley said he was grateful for his host, 49 Writers, a statewide organization that provides a range of resources for Alaska's writers."It's been an amazing force in the state," he...
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

...minimum wage and legalize marijuana - must appear on the first statewide election 120 days after the regular legislative session...the Legislature did not finish its work on Sunday, the next statewide election at least 120 days removed is the November general...
State | AK legislature
Education a sticking point as session ends

...the session lasts beyond 90 days, the three initiatives slated to appear on the primary ballot will get bumped to the next statewide election. A special legislative session, if called instead, would not affect the placement of the initiatives, he said...
State | AK legislature
Femme Fatale: a fun event with a serious purpose

...statistics for HIV/AIDS in Southeast are encouraging - zero new cases of HIV were reported in Southeast last year ? but that statewide the numbers highlight the importance of getting tested."Thirty-eight percent of all new diagnoses in Alaska in 2013 were...
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...Constiution candidate J.R. Myers in the Nov. 4 general election. Mallott and Parnell each face challengers in the Aug. 19 statewide primary (Republican Gerald Heikes of Palmer and Democrat Phil Stoddard of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Division of...
State | AK legislature
Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...Colorado, Arkansas and others.The independent group Put Alaska First is spending nearly $131,000 to run the pro-Begich ad statewide for a week, and it may continue beyond that, said group treasurer Jim Lottsfeldt.He said his organization did not conduct...
Juneau gymnasts compete at state

...Howard said. "Most of our team that went up to state this year competed in the compulsory levels, and it is a strong field, statewide. They competed well, and for the most part, scores were high. Two of our first-year team members won the all-around...
New portal provides digital look at Alaska's coast

...planners to industry or conservation to recreationists and the public. The website contains layers of data from more than 500 statewide organizations."We wanted to create a one-stop shop for coastal and marine data," Dugan said. "Our goal is to have...
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...voters who might not vote as the Majority would prefer in statewide races or on other ballot measures. The second is to come...concerns of initiative supporters. A young man with likely statewide ambitions, he should consider finding a better role model...


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