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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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Update News: April 22nd, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Three ballot measures pushed back to Nov election, casualty of extended legislative session; Lawmakers have still not reached agreement on school funding, budgets, and more; US Senate candidate Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla; Aftershocks continue rattling Northwest Alaska; Gambell hosts Bering Straits School District’s annual Native Youth Olympics Tournament; Visiting…

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Update News: April 21st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Non-white groups remain at higher risk for HIV, AIDS in Alaska; Legislature extends 90-day session to tackle education, budgets; Bill to create partially state-owned natural gas pipeline goes to governor’s desk; Bill symbolically recognizing 20 Alaska Native languages as “official” passes; Fish and Game veterinarian warns invasive ticks pose threat to moose,…

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Update News: April 14th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome Police investigate weekend collision that killed Savoonga man; Legislature moves through a minimum wage bill despite opposition from supporters of a similar ballot initiative; St. Lawrence Island awaiting a crowd-funded kit to test for radioactivity in ocean water; Jeff King wins the Kobuk 440 sled-dog race in Kotzebue. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 7th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot measure; Conservation measures for summer fishing on the Kuskokwim passed by board. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 4th, Zach’s Birthday Edition

In Friday’s Newscast: Coast Guard investigation says equipment failure, human error, weather contributed to crewman’s death in December; Lawmakers gear up for vote on sprawling education bill; US Senate ratifies two treaties on international fishing; Kobuk traditional council passes resolution opposing state-sponsored road to Ambler Mining District; Kulluk oil rig grounded because of poor management,…

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Update News: April 1st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Supreme Court declines hearing Katie John case on subsistence rights, ending years of litigation; Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are worrying about the pace of mine development in British Columbia; Two decisions in the Legislature last week on Alaska Native issues met different ends. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-01-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 31st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Supreme Court will not hear State of Alaska’s challenge to the Katie Johns law; AK Senate votes to modify Courtview computer system; A technical breakdown of Nome’s new 20-year energy contract with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Senate Finance Committee puts forward $100m increase to education budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 25th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council retains an electrical engineer, hears re-cap of geothermal project, and rising pension funding obligations; Calista Corp is giving out it’s largest shareholder dividend ever; House Finance Committee hears fiscal breakdown on education spending in Alaska; Pete Kelly responds to national media criticism for remarks on birth-control; Cracks in sea…

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