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House and Senate budget negotiators yesterday reached agreement on one part of the state budget before them. They agreed to fully fund the per-student funding formula for the coming year. Other items before the conference committee, including whether to honor cost-of-living increases in negotiated union contracts, remain unresolved. Funding for the pay increases has been a sticking point in budget talks.

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Study launched on refinery solvent contaminating North Pole drinking water

University of Alaska president Pat Gamble says no to guns on campus in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Aging in Alaska:  Assisted living, nursing homes, provide relief to those with disabilities, but at a cost.