State Bar withdraws motion on Stevens’ license

The Alaska Bar Association has withdrawn its motion to suspend the law license of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, now that the federal corruption case against the Alaska republican has been dismissed. The bar filed its motion with the state Supreme Court after Stevens was convicted in October on seven felony counts of violating ethics rules.

The Edge Update: Alaska job loss, Puerto Rico to stay or go and French...

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TNL wins 7 awards in statewide competition The Northern Light's staff members took home seven awards from the Alaska Press Club's annual awards banquet April 21, including a third-place award for best weekly newspaper in Alaska. It is the second consecutive year the newspaper has placed in the best weekly newspaper category.

The Edge Update: Mike Kelly, Russian hacking and South Korean impeachment

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, former Republican state representative Mike Kelly of Fairbanks died in a plane crash in Fort Wainright. Kelly was flying a...

Statewide Briefs

Alaska veterans get a reversal on a reversal The lives of 25 elderly Alaska Natives are currently of great interest to politicians around the nation. In mid-January it came to the state's attention that the Department of Defense was planning to cease military retirement pay to 25 Alaska Native Elders on Feb.

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Museum design wins national architecture award The University of Alaska Museum of the North continues to garner national and international acclaim for its architectural design. Last month, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

Murkowski picked for Senate Republican leadership

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been picked by fellow Republican senators as vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. It's the fifth-highest GOP leadership position in the Senate. Murkowski says in a release that she will be the only West Coast senator on the leadership team.

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The University of Alaska Board of Regents wrapped up a two-day meeting in Juneau on Feb. 7. They approved schematic designs for a roofing and siding project at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel. The project, one of the university's top maintenance priorities, involves removing the existing roofing and exterior fascia boards and replacing them with new materials.

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Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

Palin promises to keep on tweeting

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to stay in touch using Twitter even after leaving office on July 26. In a tweet posted July 17, Palin indicates that when she's out of office, she'll use a personal account on the social networking site to stay in touch. Palin's tweet said, "elected is replaceable; Ak WILL progress! + side benefits10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site.

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Assembly Member comes to UAA, listens to the concerns of students Elvi Gray-Jackson, an Assembly Member of Anchorage, came to UAA on July 24 to meet with student leaders and address their concerns and questions about the city. Being the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, she readily had information on where taxpayer money was going.

Cordova taking part in net recycling program

Cordova is one of five communities in Alaska participating in a program to recycle nylon gillnet and seine web. Nets tossed in Dumpsters and sent to the baler get tangled in city refuse equipment, increasing city operating costs. And they don't decompose anytime soon.

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Chico State claims North Star FAIRBANKS - Alaska came agonizingly close to grabbing their first Mt. McKinley Bank North Star Invitational tournament title, only to see it slip away at the end, as a late Chico State run propelled them to a 74-65 win over the Nanooks.

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Palin names Schmidt as succession choice Alaska's Corrections commissioner is second in line to head state government behind Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell under a revised succession plan announced by Gov. Sarah Palin. Palin recently appointed Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt to succeed Parnell if the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant.

FEC finds problems with SarahPAC contributions

The Federal Elections Commission has found that former Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee gave excessive contributions to two well-known Republicans. The problem is highlighted in a letter sent to SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. Crawford told the Anchorage Daily News that the problem has been fixed.

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Gender discrimination law expert speaks at UAF FAIRBANKS - Martha West of University of California, Davis, gave a free public lecture, "Seeking Equity for Faculty Women," on April 22 in the Wood Center Ballroom on the UAF campus. West is a professor emerita at UC Davis who specializes in gender discrimination law.

The Edge Update: New police officers, unemployment drops and French presidential election

Last Thursday, 26 new officers graduated from the Anchorage Police Department Academy. Anchorage has had a rise in crime this year and APD has...

Palin complaints dismissed

Gov. Sarah Palin says she has been cleared in two ethics cases. Palin first announced the dismissal of one case in a Twitter feed posted Tuesday, writing: "Yet ANOTHER ethics complaint filed & dismissed! Unfair to AKns that state dollars are wasted dealing w/these malicious complaints.

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Technology does not help learning According to a federal study, going high-tech does not lead to higher math and reading scores. The study was released on the effectiveness of education technology for the Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, a form of research that's part of the Education Department.

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UA Legislative Internship Program deadline nears The application deadline for the Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program, beginning January 2009, is Thursday, October 2 at noon. For application packets and information, please contact the UAA Coordinator, Patrick Cunningham, School of Social Work, 106 Gordon Hartlieb Hall.

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College starts early for Kenai students KENAI - Almost 150 high school seniors in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School are jumping at the advantages of JumpStart. The borough-subsidized program is providing students with a waiver that cuts the costs of college credits from $128 to $35.

Crimes of the Week! January 20-26

Crimes that occurred around UAA campus on 1.20.12 through 1.26.12 investigated by UPD UPD Crime Log 1.20.12 Includes incidences of assault, larceny, a housing violation, and...

Nationwide Briefs

A Uranium Rush strikes the Grand Canyon Due to a renewed interest in nuclear power, uranium claims surrounding the Grand Canyon have skyrocketed. According to the Department of the Interior, uranium claims are now over 1,000 - just five year ago there were ten.

Crimes of the Week! February 10-16

Heard about a "mental subject" running around campus? How about that animal attack? Or even missing something? Do you suspect larceny...? Find out in...

Snow plowing on campus comes at no cost

UAA Maintenance clarifies the cost to students to remove snow on and around campus.

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Report finds governor abused power In a report released Friday by prosecutor Steve Branchflower, Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power by pushing for the firing of state trooper, Michael Wooten. Wooten is the ex-husband to Palin's sister. Subsequently, the public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan was fired after several attempts to stonewall him into dismissing Wooten.

Seat belt campaign kicks off

The state Department of Transportation and other agencies are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign. The spotlight on the Click It or Ticket campaign began May 18 will last through May 31. Cindy Cashen, Alaska Highway Safety Office administrator, says police and Alaska State Troopers will focus on ticketing unbelted people in vehicles, especially at night.

Crimes of the Week! February 3-9

Curious if that kid in your building got caught for their housing violation? If that shady character you saw was ever questioned by the...

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UAA officials, community partners engage in 'active shooter' exercise to test response In response to the recent Virginia Tech shootings, officials of UAA, Alaska Pacific University, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and the Municipality of Anchorage Office of Emergency Management gathered on June 20 for a 3-hour exercise to discuss the would-be response to an active shooter on UAA's campus.

Regents give approval across the board

June 6, 2011 The following article was compiled from information gathered before, during and after the June 1-3 Board of Regents (BOR) meeting. Student government...