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House majority leader Alan Austerman says he’s open to making changes to a bill that would re-establish Alaska’s Coastal Management Program. NOAA reports “mountainous” seas during February blow. Backers push biomass energy during House committee hearing. Sen. Kookesh — if made king for a day — would split the permanent fund, and shift college scholarship money toward preschool education. Gov. Parnell signs bill waiving electronic filing requirements for office-seekers who have no computers or internet at home.
Thu Feb 23, 2012
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio. more
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more