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Senate panel includes Kivalina school money in budget

(AP) — The Senate Finance Committee has advanced its rewrite of the state capital budget, including $43 million for a new school in Kivalina.

With budget cuts a reality, added fees likely in UA system

Officials at the University of Alaska are trying to cope with nearly $17 million in budget cuts.

UAF facing wrenching changes this year with $14M deficit

UAA releases year-long program review, finds areas to improve

UAS reviews continue at normal pace amid cuts

‘90 by 2020’ report shows progress in raising graduation rates

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

University of Alaska Regents approve budget, tuition hike

It will cost University of Alaska System students a little more to attend class next fall.

Slope students participate in hands-on geology lessons

Next summer, 24 students from the North Slope will travel to the Pacific Northwest through the GeoFORCE Alaska program.

Juneau principal honored

Molly Yerkes, the principal at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School in Juneau, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a school-wide assembly.

APU launches Alaska Native executive leadership program

Alaska Pacific University has launched the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program, a corporate leadership development initiative that is a partnership of five Alaska Native corporations and APU.
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Walker preps for partial shutdown

Gov. Bill Walker signed a partial state budget May 18, a move that could force the layoff of about 15,000 state employees and lead to a partial government shutdown if legislators can’t reach a budget deal.

Exporting defense powered expansion

“He who holds Alaska will hold the world,” Brigadier General William Mitchell told the House Military Affairs Committee in 1935.

Mumford tapped for Board of Fisheries

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced on May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Gillis resigned over board appointment

Karen Gillis, Gov. Bill Walker’s former director of Boards and Commissions, resigned in protest of an appointment Walker’s office said never happened.

Drilling foes block port entry; city issues notice

SEATTLE (AP) — Foes of Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle seaport terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean attacked on two fronts May 18 as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit.
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