Becky Bohrer

Cruz edges Trump in Alaska

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential preference poll in Alaska late Tuesday, edging national GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

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Moriarty warns of impacts from oil, gas tax credit bill

JUNEAU - The head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association warned state legislators Monday that increasing taxes on an industry strapped by low prices is poor policy that will mean fewer jobs and a reduction in oil and gas production. Read more

Lawmakers near half-way point

JUNEAU — Legislators this coming week will reach the half-way point of the scheduled 90-day session, with the House working... Read more

Alaska Democrats sue state over primary process

JUNEAU - Alaska Democrats are suing the state after Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied the party's request to allow candidates not affiliated with a political party to run in the Democratic primary. Read more

Alaska lawmakers weigh budget cuts

JUNEAU - Alaskans this coming week will begin getting a sense for where the House might cut the state budget with subcommittees poised to make spending recommendations. Read more

Mallott rejects Democrats' primary change

JUNEAU - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Wednesday declined a request by Alaska Democrats to allow candidates not affiliated with a political party to run in the Democratic primary. Read more

This week for the Legislature: Taxes, court case and Murkowski

JUNEAU - A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills during the coming week, including a proposal to re-institute a personal state income tax. Read more

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

JUNEAU - Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced Monday that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial condition will be allowed to resume that business. Read more

Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

JUNEAU - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Read more

Hanley: No 'sour grapes' over resigning as education chief

JUNEAU - Outgoing state education commissioner Mike Hanley said Friday that he had some professional disagreements with the state board of education. But he said that's not a "sour grapes statement. Read more

Alaska judge hears arguments in Medicaid expansion suit

JUNEAU - A state court judge in Anchorage heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. Read more

Bill would restrict AG appointments to boards

JUNEAU - A bill introduced in the Alaska House on Monday seeks to restrict the attorney general from serving on the governing body of a state public corporation or on state boards or commissions. Read more

Alaska, Oregon suspend activity by Moda

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska insurance regulators have suspended Moda Health Plan from accepting new or renewal policies in the state, citing concerns with the Oregon-based company's financial situation. Read more

Gov. Walker lays out expectations for gas line progress

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he wants the state and the North Slope's major producers to reach agreement on key contracts and issues related to a major gas project before the end of the current legislative session. Read more

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