FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - A new commander is taking over as the leader of Army soldiers in the Pacific. Gen. Robert Brown succeeds Gen. Vincent Brooks as the commander of U.S. Army Pacific. Brooks is becoming the new commander of U.S. Forces Korea.
The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike on the state's most profitable mining operations.
House Bill 253 is one of several measures proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to address the state's $4 billion annual deficit.
After a veto threat from Gov. Bill Walker, lawmakers have changed their plans for a new office building in Anchorage.
On Monday evening, members of the joint House-Senate Legislative Council voted 12-1 to offer $12.