ANCHORAGE - Authorities on Wednesday were investigating threatening phone calls to at least eight schools in Alaska in the past 10 days that prompted brief campus lockdowns and students being kept in classes.
The legislature has just been called back by the Governor for a special session, with two of the topics being Medicaid Expansion and the Budget. The legislature is being bombarded by requests for more money and to expand the Medicaid system.
For four decades, the state has reimbursed local governments for a majority of the cost of school construction and major maintenance projects. The reimbursement of those voter-approved school bonds has never really been guaranteed, however.
JUNEAU - A House committee is trying to determine how much pot can be grown at one house.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - A working group will be created in the Fairbanks North Star Borough to guide development of local rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.
Kenai Peninsula residents may have a ballot measure on marijuana cultivation to consider if an ordinance introduced at Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting is approved next month.
The sounds of children laughing and playing at the Nikiski Community Playground are music to Rachel Parra's ears.
The number of homeless students in the Kenai Peninsula school system has grown since this time last year.
The governor race in Alaska has taken an interesting turn with Independent Republican Bill Walker jumping out of his party and platform to team with Byron Mallott, the Democrat's candidate aligned with Begich and Obama.
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