Becky Bohrer

Park official off-duty comments draw watchdog attention

JUNEAU - A U.S. Interior Department watchdog says an official with Denali National Park and Preserve had a conversation of a sexual nature with park service employees that showed questionable judgment. Read more

Attorneys seek time for Pebble Mine suit resolution

JUNEAU - Attorneys want a federal judge to halt temporarily proceedings in a long-running legal dispute between the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine project and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

Next for state's young pot industry: Paying taxes

ANCHORAGE - With legal marijuana sales underway in Alaska, growers will soon be submitting their first tax payments to the state. For most businesses, that wouldn't be a problem: They'd just cut a check. Read more

Walker names new chief of staff

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that Scott Kendall will become his new chief of staff, replacing longtime aide Jim Whitaker. Whitaker, meanwhile, will become senior adviser on major projects. Both appointments are effective Dec. 2. Read more

Alaska to decide US Senate, House races

ANCHORAGE - Alaska voters will decide a rematch of a contentious U.S. Senate race, a fight for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat and the future of Republicans' stronghold in the state Legislature.  Read more

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