More than half of Alaska’s schoolchildren are not proficient in math, science and English, according to the results of the state’s new standardized tests.
The state-run “Made in Alaska” program is accepting applications from marijuana businesses.
The Alaska Legislature will try to find a new hope in the fourth special session of the year.
A new filing in the Alaska Dispatch News bankruptcy case is an Aug. 30 request to liquidate Alice Rogoff’s corporate holdings after the purchase agreement moves forward to save the ailing newspaper from the financial brink.
Old grievances between Alaska’s telecoms have resurfaced with allegations that GCI holds a monopoly over the state’s broadband internet services, and after benefiting from the public pot with $50 million to help build the system, it is now charging rural Alaska schools, hospitals and other companies uncompetitive prices to access the network.
The Kenai Peninsula will get a few projects funded in the Legislature’s fiscal year 2018, the majority of which are in Seward.
The Kenai Peninsula has a number of voices on Alaska’s myriad boards and commissions.
In a one-day special session Thursday, the Alaska Legislature passed a $1.4 billion capital construction budget, then adjourned without taking action on Alaska’s larger fiscal problems.
With support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congress is preparing to renew a ban on the importation of genetically engineered salmon.