News archive from 16 March 2012

Fox News Poll: Voters divided on constitutionality of health care law

American voters are about evenly divided over how the U.S. Supreme Court should decide the constitutional challenge to President Obama’s health care reform law. The Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments in the case on March 26. A Fox News poll...

Fox News, 18:00 in Politics
 

School closures: S. Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer

The Anchorage School District says the following schools and bus routes are canceled today because of extremely icy and unsafe driving conditions: --All Chugiak and Eagle River area schools --The following schools south of Abbott Road and east of...

 

Fox News Poll: 78% of Voters Oppose Sending Troops to Syria

American voters oppose U.S. military involvement in Syria, where the government has killed an estimated 7,500 people as it tries to end a year-long uprising. In addition, a majority thinks there should be a national debate before the U.S. intervenes...

Fox News, 18:00 in Politics
 

Education funding bill clears Senate hurdle

A bill that guarantees three years of increased funding to Alaska school districts was cleared Thursday for a floor vote in the Senate. The Finance Committee made short work of moving the bill just a day after dozens of teachers, students and...

 
No question Tigers will be good, but don't count on a cakewalk

No question Tigers will be good, but don't count on a cakewalk

Lakeland, Fla. - You try to get a handle on the 2012 Tigers and you wonder why it's such a chore.And then you remember why. The Boston Red Sox. The Philadelphia Phillies. One year ago, it looked as if two teams with colossal pitching and personnel...

 
Church-owned housing measure has its first hearing

Church-owned housing measure has its first hearing

JUNEAU -- A measure that would wipe out some property tax breaks for church-owned housing got its first hearing Thursday before a state legislative committee but didn't advance. Click to enlarge Reps. Berta Gardner and Lindsey Holmes, both Democrats...

 
Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

Rikuzentakata, Japan - With moments of silence and prayers, Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a...

 

Senate passes education funding increase

JUNEAU -- A bill that guarantees three years of increased funding to Alaska school districts passed the state Senate on Friday. The vote was 18-2, with Republican Sens. John Coghill of North Pole and Fred Dyson of Eagle River dissenting. The measure...

 

China: 20,000 abducted women, children rescued in '11

Beijing - Chinese police say they rescued more than 20,000 abducted women and children across the country last year.A report Sunday from the Ministry of Public Security said police rescued 8,660 abducted children and 15,458 women in 2011 as nearly...

 

Budget shortfall lowers ax on school programs

Unless more revenue than expected comes in, average middle and high school class sizes in Anchorage public schools will creep upward next school year. And forget about summer school. The Anchorage School Board approved a 2012-2013 school budget...

 

Sullivan, 5 others are in the running for Anchorage mayor

Mayor Dan Sullivan, East Anchorage Assemblyman Paul Honeman and four others signed up to run for mayor before the 5 p.m. Friday filing deadline for Anchorage's municipal election, the city clerk's office reported. The election is April 3. Besides...

 

Recap: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh

Garrett Jones hit a two-run home run among his three hits and drove in four as Pittsburgh used a 10-run first-inning blitz to clobber Minnesota, 17-6, in Grapefruit League play. Alex Presley finished 3-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and three runs...

 

15-year-old charged in Charlotte wreck that injured 10

A 15-year-old who police said did not have a driver's license was behind the wheel of a van that crashed head-on with a car Monday night, leaving 10 people - including several children - injured. The teen had seven other children in the van with him...

 
Automakers roll out in-car app technology to attract younger customers

Automakers roll out in-car app technology to attract younger customers

Geneva- Forget texting at the wheel: Automakers want you to be able to check Facebook, listen to Internet radio and book a table online, while live traffic information displays the least congested route to your destination.Envious of the booming...

 

Senate takes new approach to intervention in schools

JUNEAU -- The Senate Education Committee today started discussion of a plan that would change how the state intervenes in struggling school districts. A House bill takes a different approach to the same issue. Some aspects of the intervention...

 

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