Inuit Circumpolar Council

By The Associated Press

Pres. Barack Obama's visit to Anchorage came at a price, at least for the Anchorage Police Department. Chief Mark Mew tells KTUU the presidential visit has cost more than 482-thousand dollars with final tallies yet to come in. Mew said the final tally should be known next week.

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Anchorage group preparing for economic impacts of Army downsizing

Zacharia Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage

Governor Bill Walker’s administration opposes tribes taking “land into trust.”

Monday the Alaska Department of Law filed a brief appealing court rulings in the Akiachak vs Jewell, Secretary of the Department of Interior lawsuit, which was first filed in 2006 by five Alaska tribes and an individual.

Governor Sean Parnell says it would be immoral to leave the state's debt to public employees' retirement benefits for future generations to pay, so he's proposing moving $3 billion out of savings to pay it down.

Food security from an Inuit perspective is the top agenda item at the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.