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1:03 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

3/26/15 - Legislators backing away from Anchorage school construction debt

Legislators back away from Anchorage’s pending school debt

Alaska lawmakers are attempting to fast-track a bill so the state won't have to help pay for $59 million in school bonds in the state's largest district. The Senate yesterday approved a measure that would retroactively halt the state's practice of partially reimbursing municipalities for school bonds issued after Jan. 1, 2015. Anchorage voters on April 7 will decide a $59 million bond package.

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7:40 am
Mon March 23, 2015

3/23/15 - Sen. Donny Olson proposes promotion of Native languages through teacher certification

At least 20 distinct Native languages are spoken in Alaska, and every year, the population of speakers gets a little smaller. A Golovin senator now wants to reverse that trend by encouraging immersion language charter schools.

Democrat Donny Olson introduced a bill on Friday that would create a special certification process for instructors of Native languages, so that it would be easier for them to teach in schools.  He’s hoping to build on the success of legislation recognizing Alaska’s Native languages as official languages in their own right.

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5:23 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

3/16/15 - State requests time to review issues in Native child adoption case

State asks Alaska Supreme Court for a 30-day extension in Tununak vs. State of Alaska case

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8:00 am
Mon March 16, 2015

3/15/15 - Y-K region Tribes meeting in Bethel to discuss forming a new regional tribal government

Taxes, law enforcement, fish and game management up for discussion By Ben Matheson, KYUK Tribal representatives from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region are meeting today in Bethel to discuss whether to create a new regional tribal government or pursue changes to an existing non-profit like the Association of Village Council Presidents. They could also choose to make no changes. The regional for-profit corporation Calista facilitated the Governance Convention. Proponents of a new government say big changes are needed to unify the region.

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7:52 am
Thu March 12, 2015

3/12/15 - State Senate votes to eliminate daylight savings time

State Senate votes to eliminate daylight saving time

The Alaska State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to eliminate daylight saving time in the state. The bill now goes to the House. The bill would stop the state from springing forward beginning in 2017. Sens. Dennis Egan, Bert Stedman, Berta Gardner and Johnny Ellis opposed the bill.

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Senate Finance Committee hears testimony: We vote to make marijuana legal, not a controlled substance

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