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Charter school review in the Last Frontier

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Alaska, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Several members of the Fairbanks, Alaska, North Star Borough school board want to conduct a review of the district’s charter school policies, and the board plans a work session for April 4 to discuss “multiple regulations and practices among its handful of charter schools.” the Fairbanks News-Miner reports. “There’s been discussion in the past around what the […]

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Study of native-health costs taxpayers $15 million

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Alaska, Colorado, Federal Government, National, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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A Colorado researcher has received nearly $15 million in NIH funding to study the disparities between native people but some think the money could be better used elsewhere.

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Report raises concerns EPA stacked the deck against Alaska mine project

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Alaska, National, News  /  No Comments

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More troubling is this question: Did the agency have its mind made up long before it engaged in its controversial assessment of the watershed?

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Watchdog Podcast: California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Alaska, California, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Watchdog Podcast: [Ep 93] California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

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Alaska governor plans to impose Obamacare expansion on his state

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Alaska, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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Alaska is about to hop aboard the Obamacare expansion train even as it’s hurtling off the rails.

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American patriotism is at 28 percent, study shows

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, National, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.

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