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Parnell Signs Bill Opposing Beringia International Park

Governor Sean Parnell has signed into law a piece of legislation to stop development of the Beringia International park. Senate Joint Resolution 15 urges the federal government to end efforts “pursuing the creation of an International Park” stretching from Northwest Alaska into Russia. “This is a park that has been going forward quietly over the…

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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four sled dogs; Extensive report finds oil spill response capacity in Arctic is severely inadequate; Gov’t Accountability Office doesn’t anticipate a boom in Arctic shipping; NOAA fisheries investigating whether human  activity…

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Amid Education Spending Clash, Olson Favors Increased Per-Student Funds

Two days after the scheduled end of session and Alaska lawmakers are still wrangling with how they’ll fund public schools. And until the education question is settled, the state’s capital budget is in legislative limbo. At issue is whether lawmakers will significantly increase the Base Student Allocation—the money each district gets for every student enrolled—or…

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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: For the first time in almost 20 years, NJUS will raise water and sewer rates; State’s capital budget lingers in limbo as legislative session drags on; Legislatures, educators, and advocates not on the same page about where school funding should come from; A sweeping reform bill for Alaska’s prisons is heading to…

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