Alaska schools are being offered what Senate Republican leaders are saying is generous funding for next year, but it is less than school advocates say Alaska schools need to stave off another year of teacher and other cuts.Pat Forgey
Republican Senate contenders Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell release figures that show both getting serious about raising money as the primary season marches on. Miller's campaign has scheduled an official launch on Monday.Alex DeMarban
Under a bill approved by the state House Thursday, the film tax credit program would disappear unless the Legislature renews it in 2016. The bill also provides for a review of other examples of the state's indirect spending through credits and fee waivers -- except for credits related to non-renewable resources.Dermot Cole
As the Legislature nears the final days of its 2014 session, with most major issues unresolved, a plan to subsidize in-state Alaska refineries won House approval Thursday. The first Senate hearing is set for Friday.Dermot Cole
The Alaska Legislature confirmed Texan Richard Rabinow to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and Bernie Washington to the State Assessment Review Board. The controversial appointments were among dozens considered in a joint session Thursday.Pat Forgey
A bill to subsidize in-state refineries Alaska refineries expanded Tuesday with the addition of the shuttered Agrium fertilizer plant. The $10 million amendment, introduced by House Speaker Mike Chenault, was introduced at 9:25 a.m. and adopted two minutes later, with one minute for public testimony in between. Dermot Cole
The Dragon capsule is expected to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday. Friday's launch was the first experiment with a new landing system designed to return the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to its launch pad.