An effort to solve a backlog of untested evidence from rape cases across Alaska received a major boost from the Alaska Legislature this week, but public officials caution that the backlog will still take time to resolve.
“The whale is done.”
The members of the Board of Fisheries agree that Pacific salmon hatchery impacts on wild salmon stocks are concerning, but they aren’t clear on what to do to address them yet.
Through 5 p.m. Friday, 120 bills had passed both the House and the Senate.
Anyone charged with a crime related to setting fires will likely have tougher punishments to face in the future.
Part of a bill introduced late in the legislative session would hike the price that municipalities pay for their license plates.
A resolution before the Legislature attempts to put a stake in an ongoing disagreement between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and landowners next to its tracks.
The Alaska Senate voted Wednesday 20-0 in favor of a resolution declaring a “linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages, ending almost a week of debate about whether the issue merited the word “emergency.”
The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday approved a $1.2 billion budget for public schools in the next fiscal year.
Crime, the Permanent Fund Dividend and state budget solutions are three of the top line items in the contested Republican primary race for the governor’s office.