JENNIFER CANFIELD

Senate Bill would reform Alaska's prison system

If the annual upward trend of repeat offenders in Alaska continues at the current 3 percent rate, by 2016 the state will need a new prison, according to data presented by Sen. John Coghill's office during a judiciary committee meeting. Read more

Shortlist of candidates for Kerttula's vacated House seat announced

Jesse Kiehl, Sam Kito III and Catherine Reardon were announced Monday morning as the candidates that Gov. Sean Parnell could choose from to fill... Read more

Big dreams for Alaska in Alberta's tar sands

Could a $15 billion railroad project reduce the cost of living in Alaska overnight? Matt Vickers, a lead member in the startup group G7G Railway Corp., thinks it can. Read more

Dems introduce legislation to expand Medicaid

House and Senate Democrats will push legislation this session to expand Medicaid in Alaska. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, told reporters Thursday that expanding Medicaid "makes sense both financially and morally. Read more

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