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Language council seen as hope for Native culture

...state are critical and priceless components of the heritage 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
Lawmakers question education commissioner's appointment

...Shier's appointment will be decided upon by the full Legislature, meeting in joint session. Shier is Director of Enterprise Technology Services for the State of Alaska. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at
Special session may be needed, Lieutenant governor, veto override could bring lawmakers back

...presidential run. "It doesn't look like Sean Parnell is running for national office and we are hoping for that reason the interests of Alaskans will prevail," Ellis said. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at
Capital budget could grow: Debate more amiable than last year it is," he said. Stedman said the state's capital budget should be considered a two-year budget. "It will be pretty minimal when you divide by two," he said. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at
Parnell: bad faith in coastal negotiations

...former Gov. Frank Murkowski, who pushed through a controversial pro-development move to take coastal management authority from local communities and give it the state. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at
On the mend

...a long process," he said. The account at Wells Fargo Bank that has been set up to help the Pereyra family is account number: 7632926452, Alaska Man R.P. 2012 Trust. Pat Forgey can be reached at
Palin allies step down: Bailey, Perry pursue other opportunities

...inquiries, but was cleared of any allegations of improper actions. Leighow said Bailey's final day of employment will be Aug. 15; she didn't know when Perry's last day would be. Contact reporter at
Permanent fund looks to operate smaller accounts

...real estate, timber or other types of assets, Scott said. That should make the external CIO investments less risky than average for the full permanent fund, Scott said. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at


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