Local First News (News of the North)

The Supreme Court has reinstated Alaska's correspondence school program, allowing 23,000 homeschool students to continue using state funds for private school tuition. The case now returns to the Superior Court for further review.

The Supreme Court allows cities to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping in public places, reversing a California ruling. This decision impacts many Western cities amid a rise in homelessness.

The National Park Service will ban bear baiting in Alaska's national preserves starting later this summer, reversing a Trump-era rule.

Governor Dunleavy has signed a bill making Juneteenth an official state holiday in Alaska, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Governor Dunleavy declared a state disaster emergency for the Stebbins School Fire, activating Alaska’s Public Assistance program for emergency response and recovery.

Alaska’s Department of Health owes the federal government $11.9 million for overpaid food stamp benefits due to errors made while addressing a backlog of applications.

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