With the end of the 2015 session of the Alaska Legislature approaching, lawmakers were busy with a full day of committee meetings and floor sessions at the State Capitol in Juneau on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
With hundreds of dancers, drummers and singers, with 400 volunteers, with thousands of spectators, Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival kicked off Friday afternoon in a whirl of color and a steady beat of drums.
On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker made good on his promise and vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault that would have limited the state's natural gas pipeline options. But Walker may also be facing a setback to his agenda: The Legislature appears increasingly unlikely to vote on Medicaid expansion before the scheduled finish of its 90-day session on Sunday.
Hundreds of Anchorage high school students walked out of class on Thursday, April 16, 2015, to rally against proposed cuts in state spending on education. They marched from the Delaney Park Strip to the Legislative Information Office downtown.
Frank Nicholai spent Wednesday at his Muldoon apartment finishing a wooden Russian Orthodox cross for his daughter, Megan Sophie Johnson, who was found dead Sunday afternoon in an alcove at Muldoon Road Baptist Church.