Alaska Legislature’s preseason starts today

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:51
First round of prefiled legislation will be released

First round of prefiled legislation will be released.

State senator seeks to overturn law allowing children to marry in Alaska

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:49
Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, announces plan to increase minimum marriage age from 14 to 16

Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, announces plan to increase minimum marriage age from 14 to 16.

State and Interior disagree over bear hunting on parks and preserves

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:21

Who has the right to hunt bears?

Drill, maybe drill: Federal government considers offshore oil drilling in Southeast

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:20
New Trump administration proposal would call for lease sales off all Alaska coasts

Nineteen lease sales are proposed for Alaska waters under the plan.

Cable provider GCI reaches extension with network affiliates

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:20

ANCHORAGE — Alaska cable and internet provider GCI reached a contract extension that will keep ABC, CW and Fox on its cable packages at least through January.

Alaska marijuana businesses vow to press on after Sessions’ decision

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:11
Marijuana board chairman resigns; Congressional delegation shouts unhappiness

Alaska marijuana board chairman resigns amid Department of Justice decision while Young, Murkowski and Sullivan shout unhappiness.

Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:26

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

Murkowski calls DOJ marijuana decision ‘regrettable’

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:12

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the change Thursday.

Two Southeast judges are retiring

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:27
Superior Court Judges Louis Menendez in Juneau, David George in Sitka to leave bench

Superior Court Judges Louis Menendez in Juneau and David George in Sitka will soon step down from the bench.

After the ‘blob’, warm weather persisted — except in Southeast

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:22
In 2017, Alaska’s weather melted Arctic ice but chilled Juneau

The “blob” is dead, and in 2017, Alaska’s above-normal temperatures went with it.

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