New future for burned-down B&B? Legislature may buy downtown building to expand Capitol complex

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:12
Lawmakers consider former bed and breakfast for demolition, conversion to storage space

The Juneau Community Foundation and Alaska Legislature are considering a move to add more space to the Capitol complex downtown.

Alaska unions clobbered by Supreme Court decision

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 09:18
Conservative-friendly decision weakens financial spine of labor organizations

Alaska’s public-sector unions warned Wednesday that a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will have significant effects across the state.

Tribes, environmental groups happy with Murkowski water quality money

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:45
$1.5 million for new stream gauges would help Alaska in event of environmental catastrophe

Environmental and tribal groups worried about mining development in British Columbia are celebrating a recent move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski to spend $1.5 million on studying water quality on Southeast Alaska’s border-crossing rivers.

Alaska cities, boroughs see more cash from Department of the Interior

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:15
Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s funding efforts pay off for communities

The Department of the Interior will send more than $32.3 million to local governments across Alaska as part of this year’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program.

Department of Labor clarifies change to tip regulations

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:38
Not a blanket ban on tip-pooling, division director says

The Alaska Department of Labor’s coming changes to tip pooling aren’t universal, the department cautioned Tuesday.

Shaken System: Alaska’s disaster warning program has critical flaws, documents reveal

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 07:15
Jan. 23 earthquake and tsunami scare expose failures

On the night of Jan. 23, Alaskans across the Gulf Coast were awakened by one of the most significant earthquakes to hit Alaska since the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964.

Instacart hires Alaska lobbyist

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:04
Internet grocery delivery firm started business May 31 in Anchorage

Internet grocery firm Instacart has hired an Alaska lobbyist, according to filings released June 20 by the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Alaska will ban mandatory tip pooling

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:42
Move follows rollback of federal protections for workers

The State of Alaska is banning mandatory tip-pooling starting this Friday, restoring labor protections revoked by the administration ofPresident Donald Trump.

Appeals court upholds Yakutat murder conviction

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:54
Robert Kowalski remains in prison after cold-case crime

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Washington state man for a 1996 murder in Yakutat.

Alaskans could face internet sales tax

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:22
Court ruling may allow states to collect sales tax from internet purchases

A new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may put sales taxes on internet purchases across Alaska and bring millions of dollars to local coffers.

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