The Alaska Legislature wants to save money by suspending its popular debt reimbursement program for local schools, but may not have enough votes to include one of its main targets: the Anchorage School District’s $59 million bond package now before voters.
Pat Forgey
A court-ordered search of Anchorage municipal records turned up nothing to indicate that Dan Coffey, the candidate for mayor, played a role in drafting the city's controversial labor ordinance, AO-37.
Devin Kelly
Police Sgt. Mark Bakken said he suspected the man was high on drugs when he walked into the Rustic Goat and started shouting profanities tables away from where Gov. Bill Walker was dining.
Tegan Hanlon
The first bill that reaches the governor's desk is destined to be the first one he will veto, Gov. Bill Walker told Commonwealth North in Anchorage on Wednesday. And if Medicaid expansion is not addressed by the Legislature, he's thinking of calling a special session.
Alex DeMarban,Dermot Cole
The drug seizure has resulted in a single federal charge against John Albert Honeycutt Jr., who investigators say told them the 4-pound package of marijuana was intended for personal use.
Jerzy Shedlock
A majority of the candidates graduated from the Anchorage school system. Some are parents or grandparents of students currently enrolled. All say they’re passionate about education, but they split over issues like bonds and the budget.EducationTegan Hanlon
Lawmakers are looking to cut funding for a popular $180,000 program that supports schools, farmers and healthier eating in Alaska. But there's hope the federal government will help it survive at least another year.EducationAlex DeMarban
With personal-use growing now allowed to Alaskans over 21, and since not everyone has a green thumb, a reader wonders if there would be any problems in starting a business to coach home growers.Highly InformedScott Woodham
The Alaska Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday proposed to cancel annual cost-of-living increases for state employees, a measure designed to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit by shaving $30 million from unrestricted general fund spending next year and $57 million in total. PoliticsNathaniel Herz

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House health committee passes governor's Medicaid expansion bill

A Republican-controlled House committee Tuesday night easily moved forward Gov. Bill Walker's bill to expand the public Medicaid health program -- but the measure still has many more steps to go through before it reaches Walker's desk.Nathaniel Herz

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