Austin Baird

Suicide awareness training bill nears House vote

JUNEAU — A proposal that would require Alaska teachers and school staff to undergo training for suicide awareness and prevention cleared the House Finance Committee... Read more

Exxon Valdez headed for India scrap heap

JUNEAU — The ship formerly known as the Exxon Valdez, responsible for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, appears destined for the... Read more

New approach, old alcohol problem

JUNEAU — A proposal before the Alaska Legislature would give judges flexibility when handing down criminal sentences to people who were born with effects caused... Read more

Lawmakers disagree on school intervention

JUNEAU — The Senate Education Committee on Monday discussed a plan that would change how the state intervenes in struggling school districts, while a House... Read more

Senate passes education funding increase

JUNEAU — A bill that guarantees three years of increased funding to Alaska school districts passed the state Senate on Friday.

The vote was 18-2,... Read more

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