Legislation restricting who can teach sex education in Alaska public schools is becoming law without Gov. Bill Walker's signature.
Walker faced a Thursday deadline to make a decision about the bill, which critics said would make it more difficult for public school students to receive comprehensive sex education. He had three options: sign it, veto it or let it take effect without his signature. He chose the latter.
Walker called his decision a close call for him to make. He said he got a lot of input from both sides of the debate.
In a letter to House Speaker Mike Chenault outlining his decision, Walker said the bill may not be perfect but he said the potential...