Michael John BurnsDecember 16, 1946 July 16, 2015Michael John Burns passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015, at his home in Juneau, Alaska, surrounded by family. He was born on December 16, 1946, in Galesburg, Illinois to John H. and Louise Little
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.
FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers said he plans to retire at the end of August after six years on the job.
JUNEAU - Lawmakers heard mixed feedback Wednesday on a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The House Education Committee discussed Wasilla Rep.
JUNEAU ? Lawmakers heard mixed feedback Wednesday to a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.The House Education Committee discussed Wasilla Rep. Lynn Gattis' proposal to require that regents come from at least six different communities. Gattis, a Republican, has said the requirement would help the board better serve all communities.
The following editorial was written by students in Rosemarie Alexander's journalism class at the University of Alaska Southeast: The University of Alaska Southeast campus goes tobacco free on July 1.
FAIRBANKS - The people of Alaska do not yield authority easily to anyone, a reality fittingly recognized by the Alaska Legislature in the state's Open Meetings Act."The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them," the 1972 Legislature wrote into the act. "The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know."
It's the start of the second half at the Alaska Capitol. Politics isn't a sport, but sports metaphors sometimes fit best.
Twenty-four of 35 the University of Alaska Southeast year-to-year faculty members have been given notice that their contracts might not be renewed next year in light of anticipated cuts to the school's budget.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited her home state this week to give her annual address to the Legislature, focusing her speech on the recent state-federal tussle over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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