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Language council seen as hope for Native culture

...of our state," and need to be nurtured to ensure they'll be preserved, the city wrote in support of the council.Pat Forgey can be reached at patrick.forgey@juneauempire.com.

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Touch-screen voting machines ready for write-in votes

Alaska's touch-screen electronic voting machines, purchased to assist those with disabilities but available to anyone, are prepared to handle the challenge of a write-in campaign, state elections officials say.

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State to accept federal education dollars

The state of Alaska will accept $23.5 million in federal Education Jobs Fund money aimed at preventing teacher layoffs, despite a lack of budget-driven layoffs.

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Commissioner's resignation riles education board

The election of Gov. Sean Parnell to his own term in office resulted in a widespread call for resignations of top administration staff that's so extensive, he's even demanding resignations from people who don't work for him.

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Oil industry boosts Alaska spending

Alaska's oil industry is boosting its spending in the state more than expected, which may be good for future oil production and jobs, but is limiting the state's profit from rising oil prices.

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Fed money stabilizes state finances

Alaska's state government is expecting continued strong federal spending in the state over the next two years, according to the state's official revenue forecast for the coming years, released Friday.

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Bonds net low rates

The state of Alaska has sold $200 million in voter-approved general obligation bonds, using the state's strong financial position and federal subsidies to get a low 2.78 percent interest rate, state officials said.

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Dems push back on oil tax changes

Democratic legislators told the press just before the start of the 27th Alaska Legislature they'll oppose calls by Gov. Sean Parnell and others to lower the state's oil tax rates.

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Gov's budget irks some: Parnell, legislators differ over meaning of 'deficit'

Gov. Sean Parnell is denying the budget he presented to the Alaska Legislature relies on deficit spending, but he's not disputing the state will have to dip into savings to balance the budget he presented.

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Cost of retirement system draws concern in Juneau

Alaska is sitting pretty financially, with oil revenue flowing in and billions of dollars in ready cash available.

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