Overpayments case is warning for Alaska state pensioners

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 18:32
Division of retirement and benefits says retirees bear the consequences of state overpayments

The Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits is reminding snowbirds that they live in a gilded cage.

Judge candidates face bar association

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:01
Bar surveys are part of selection process

One of the candidates for Juneau’s new Superior Court judgeship is advocating for more Alaska Natives on the bench. Another is making a second attempt at a job withdrawn by Gov. Bill Walker at the last moment.

Two new pot shops approved for Juneau

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:47
One will be on Franklin Street; another is slated for Lemon Creek

Two new marijuana shops are coming to Juneau, courtesy of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.

Candidates amass cash with eye toward November

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:10
Nankervis, Dimond and Kiehl lead in fundraising for Juneau’s legislative seats

Alaska’s statewide primary election isn’t until Tuesday, but in Juneau, candidates appear to already be looking ahead to November’s general election.

Report: Chinese hackers scanned Alaska networks

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:24
Scans appear to be related to state’s trade mission

An East Coast cybersecurity firm say that Alaska computers were the target of reconnaissance by Chinese hackers before, during and after an Alaska trade mission to the country.

Measles found on Alaska cruise ship

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:12
Transmission unlikely, but health officials on the lookout for symptoms from passengers until Aug. 27

A teenager visiting Alaska on a cruise ship last week had the measles, health officials say, prompting concern that passengers may spread the rarely-seen disease further.

Gov. Walker signs Parish’s education bill

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:18
School funding measure is sole item passed into law by outgoing Juneau lawmaker this term

Justin Parish’s bill has become law.

Court: Some sex offenders don’t have to register in Alaska

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:13
State must draw strict lines between Alaska law and Outside rules

Some Outside sex offenders do not have to enter their names into a statewide registry, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Rep. Don Young leads in campaign cash

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:23
Federal reports show he has raised nearly $800,000 for re-election bid

Newly released reports from the Federal Election Commission show big financial support for incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, ahead of the Aug. 21 statewide primary election.

Passionate progressive Morphet seeks Alaska House District 33 nomination

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:21
Among three in House District 33 primary, Morphet is only one not from Douglas

Tom Morphet used to write the news. Now, he’s trying to make it.

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