State makes medevac insurance legal again

...costs $99 a year for Southeast Alaska residents, and it provides coverage for any deductibles and costs not paid by the primary insurance provider."The AirCare program should be required for every citizen in this state," Lubin said. "It's...
My Turn: 'Medically necessary' bill disrespects Alaska's women

...this problem is to have our state government start making medical decisions for Alaska women rather than to address the primary cause of abortions - a lack of access to and/or knowledge about contraceptives. By putting government in the business...
Education a sticking point as session ends a memo last month to French, said if 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...
State | AK legislature
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...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...
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...the governor.The governor's only spring debates are April 28th and 30th in Anchorage, and the final debate before the primary is slated for August 12 in Fairbanks.Former Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, a senior adviser for the Mallott campaign...
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...asks voters whether they want to repeal significant oil tax cuts passed last year.Beltrami said having the issue on the primary ballot will likely benefit candidates the union supports, but that the turnout component is not why they want it on...
State | AK legislature
Elected AG bill overruled by others

...before voters that would make Alaska's Attorney General an elected position. Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, is the primary sponsor of the resolution, HJR18. He told the Empire Friday that other bills such as the gas line legislation (SB138...
State | AK legislature
VA partners with Anchorage health clinic

...capacity to expand," she said.The clinic, on C Street, currently has about 14,700 active patients and will serve as the primary care provider for the veterans, in place of the Alaska VA Healthcare System. For now, two main doctors, who specialize...
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure

University officials say their policies prohibiting guns on system campuses are legal and constitutional. The primary backers of a bill to strike down the prohibition say it ain't so.The University of Alaska System released a 13-page legal...
State | AK legislature
Senate throws its support behind pair of Southeast mining projects

...passage of an Anchorage Republican's bill.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage and a lieutenant governor hopeful, is the primary sponsor of SB99, which allows the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to dole out more money for new...
State | AK legislature


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback