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June Issue 2 2012

State taking steps for NCLB waiver

Alaska's education commissioner said Monday that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.

June Issue 2 2012

Democrats seek to capitalize on GOP rift

Alaska Democrats are seeking to capitalize on an apparent rift in the state GOP.

June Issue 2 2012

Debate among Alaska GOP heading into meeting

The outgoing chairman of the Alaska GOP is urging the party faithful to stay away from this weekend's continuation of the state convention amid fears of a power grab by supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

June Issue 1 2012

Hearings scheduled for coastal zone initiative

Ten hearings are scheduled on a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska.

June Issue 1 2012

Democratic faith see waning support for Obama

In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the "pew gap," the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church.

May Issue 4 2012

Air Force says F-16 move will save $227 million

The U.S. Air Force has released a report to justify the transfer of an F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. The Air Force states the move will save around $227 million over the next five years.

May Issue 4 2012

Obama's health care aid to small firms disappoints

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

May Issue 4 2012

Supreme Court approves redistricting, Justice Dept. approval needed

JUNEAU (AP) — A divided Alaska Supreme Court approved a redistricting map on May 22 for this year’s elections, opting against a plan that redrew southeast Alaska districts.

May Issue 3 2012

Court rejects Petersburg's last appeal

The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a last-ditch redistricting appeal from Petersburg, and said at least this year’s elections should be conducted with Petersburg part of Juneau-based legislative districts.