Marijuana board orders Fairbanks manufacturer to close

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 06:22
Frozen Budz was accused of selling moldy, over-strong muffins and other marijuana edibles

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board has given the death penalty to one of Alaska’s largest manufacturers of edible marijuana products.

‘Edibles’ scandal hits Alaska’s marijuana board

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:35

Leading manufacturer accused of breaking state regulations and shipping thousands of contaminated, too-potent muffins.

New revenue forecast shrinks Alaska’s budget deficit a bit

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:15
Gov. Bill Walker will reveal his FY19 budget proposal Friday

Gov. Bill Walker will release his budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1, and when he does, the state’s fiscal picture will be slightly better than it was last week.

Accused of sexual harassment, Rep. Dean Westlake refuses to resign

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:16
Statement issued late Tuesday outlines his plans

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Democrat from the Northwest Arctic Borough said that despite seven accusations of sexualharassment by women in the Alaska Legislature, he will seek to stay in office.

DOT plans to resurface Douglas’ 3rd Street in 2019

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:35

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced plans for road work in the heart of Douglas.

Alaska will not prosecute state senator who slapped a reporter

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:30
In letter, Office of Special Prosecutions says evidence is unlikely to convict Sen. David Wilson

The state of Alaska will not prosecute Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, for slapping an Anchorage Daily News reporter in May.

Investigator says state senator did not ‘upskirt’ staffer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:34
Legislative Affairs Agency concludes Sen. David Wilson held cellphone at skirt’s hemline, not below it

An internal legislative investigation has concluded that Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, did not sexually harass a legislative staffer in a June incident.

Walker names members of climate change advisory panel

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:12
Roster of 15 public members includes one from Juneau

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday morning announced the members of his climate change advisory board.

Alaska Permanent Fund fails ‘stress test’ 48 percent of the time

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:47
Trustees ‘in shock’

Analysis: Proposed solution to Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit has a 50-50 chance of failing and taking a portion of the fund with it.

Young says Arctic drilling is priority from tax bill; Murkowski wants quality

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:24
• Rep. Young also wants more equal tax treatment for Puerto Rico • Murkowski says she’d like to preserve tax breaks for teachers

Murkowski and Young talk taxes with the Empire, as bill heads toward a final vote.

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