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1:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/10/15 - Gov. Bill Walker administration seeks delay in tribal sovereignty case

State's request for a delay is an attempt to find a political fix, according to tribes' attorney

Governor Bill Walker’s administration is seeking a delay in a long-running tribal sovereignty case, saying it wants to form a working group to explore policy issues and potential alternatives to continued litigation. But the tribes’ attorney says the state’s request for a delay is just a ploy to get around its loss in court.

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1:32 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/12/15 - Chief Justice Dana Fabe asks Legislators to spare the judiciary from budget cuts

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice asks Legislators to keep justice system whole

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe yesterday [Wednesday] gave her annual State of the Judiciary address to lawmakers. With legislators looking for ways to cut state spending, Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s budget.

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Local News
7:16 am
Wed February 11, 2015

2/11/15 - Proposed bill would authorize Native language charter schools

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says successful programs in other countries are the model for proposed Native language immersion charter schools

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

New legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska. Sitka Democratic Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says the bill will be introduced this month. He says it will follow in the footsteps of successful programs in New Zealand, Hawaii and Israel.

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Local News
7:26 am
Mon February 9, 2015

2/9/15 - Gov. Bill Walker administration seeks delay in tribal sovereignty case

Tribes’ attorney says state of Alaska seeks to delay a ruling it has little chance of winning on appeal

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Local News
6:46 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

2/3/2015 - More villages are using honey buckets, as experts seek alternatives to high-cost systems

Use of “honey buckets” is on the rise as funding falls and costly systems fail

By Johanna Eurich

Water and sewer sanitation are still a challenge in many rural Alaska villages. Experts in water and sewer sanitation attending a meeting last week say a recent trend is taking honey buckets out of the museum and putting them back into villages. 

Despite progress and billions spent building water and sewage systems, many villagers in remote places like the Yukon Kuskokwim region still haul water and use a bucket instead of a toilet -- every day.

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