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 By Lisa Phu    News    June 15, 2022

Wrangell dancers lead the way at Celebration

Wrangell's 10-year-old Quinn Davies was "super nervous" to dance for the first time at Celebration - a biennial dance-and-culture festival of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures, held in Juneau last...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    June 8, 2022

Unique 360-degree totem goes up at Sealaska Heritage in Juneau

A new totem pole in Juneau is 22 feet tall, almost 4 feet wide at the base and about 7 to 8 feet wide where Raven and Eagle are carved. You have to walk around it completely to see all of the...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    June 8, 2022

State trying to decide if public education funds can go to private schools

The issue of whether public school funds can go toward private education is currently being reviewed by the Alaska Department of Law. Specifically: Can families enrolled in a state-funded correspondence program use their allotment to pay for private...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    May 25, 2022

Legislature updates 40-year-old definition of consent in sexual assault

On May 18, the last day of the legislative session, the House and Senate voted unanimously to change how sexual assault can be prosecuted by modernizing the definition of consent. “Alaska took a gargantuan step forward in updating our laws,...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    May 25, 2022

Legislature creates pathway to try out tribally operated schools

Legislation that creates a roadmap for establishing tribally operated public schools has passed the Alaska Senate and House and is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 34 directs the state Board of Education to work with Alaska Native tribal...

 

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