In Sitka, fresh water seen as new cash source

East of downtown Sitka, a lone pipe juts out of the ground amid a waterfront industrial park, waiting for the tankers that may someday come and take pure water from Alaska to parched countries around the world. Read more

Stuck in Juneau, lawmakers look for things to do

JUNEAU — In between floor sessions in the chambers of the Alaska House, Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, could be found on in... Read more

Uncertainty over budget, unfinished bills, leave legislative aides in limbo

JUNEAU — In her 27 years as a legislative staffer, Sheila Peterson has seen many sessions end with a late night of packed... Read more

Some Alaskans ambivalent as Legislature frets

JUNEAU — While a budget battle is simmering between the state House and Senate, threatening to send the Legislature into... Read more

Measure addressing sexting stalking, confidential information passes Alaska House

JUNEAU — Alaska’s House on Thursday unanimously passed legislation intended to expand law enforcement’s ability... Read more

Committee forwards amended legislative ethics bill

JUNEAU — A bill aimed at clarifying recurring ethical questions among legislators was passed out of the Senate State... Read more

House Education Committee passes constitutional curriculum bill

JUNEAU — Lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill mandating that students learn the nation’s founding... Read more

Bill expands warrantless arrests to misdemeanors

JUNEAU — Alaska police officers would be allowed to make warrantless arrests for some misdemeanors under a proposed law in... Read more

Senators question gov’s health exchange strategy

JUNEAU — Lawmakers scrutinized Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’s approach to establishing a health care exchange Monday,... Read more

Senate resolution seeks fair regulation from feds

JUNEAU — The state Senate’s Resources Committee on Friday approved a resolution imploring the federal government not to excessively... Read more

Parnell stands behind Judicial Council pick

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell reaffirmed his nomination of a controversial appointee for the judicial council, a day after... Read more

Alaska tourism marketing moves past committee

JUNEAU — An Alaska House committee approved a measure laying out the funding scheme for a tourism-promotion task force on Thursday.

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Committee forwards foreign law bill

JUNEAU — A state House committee has approved a bill banning the use of foreign law in state courts.

The measure, proposed by... Read more

Questions dog Judicial Council nominee

JUNEAU — State senators questioned the political leanings of an Alaska Judicial Council nominee during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday... Read more

Lawmakers assured radiation no danger to Alaska

JUNEAU — Experts reassured Alaska lawmakers on Tuesday that radiation from a disabled nuclear plant in Japan poses no threat to the state... Read more

Prison finances bedevil Alaska lawmakers

JUNEAU — Alaska’s new medium-security Goose Creek Correctional Center, initially billed as a way to save the state money compared to... Read more

Retailers fear lost profits from cannabinoid ban

JUNEAU — In a state where possession of a small amount of marijuana is decriminalized, Steve Stuber conducts a brisk business selling... Read more

Unions, municipalities compromise on wages

JUNEAU — Unions and municipalities have come to a compromise on a bill to raise the limit for prevailing wages in public contracts.

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State seeks to bar foreign law from courts

JUNEAU — An Alaskan lawmaker hopes to guard against Islamic Sharia law by prohibiting state courts from honoring foreign law that violates... Read more

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