Tax hike for cruise industry dropped amid Alaska concerns

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:54

JUNEAU — The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska’s U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate.

Alaska officials say moose calves died from poisonous plant

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:08

Two moose calves found dead in Anchorage last week likely died from eating poisonous plants.

Alaska marijuana sales set another record

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:02
State tax revenue nears $1 million per month

For Alaska’s marijuana industry, things have certainly been busy.

November finishes as 10th snowiest

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:08
Also was ninth coldest November on record, Weather Service says

A cold and snowy November turned warmer and wet as the month concluded, but this year will still rank in the top 10 for flurries and chill.

A look at what has changed under the new crime bill

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:30
Signed into law one week ago, SB 54 has boosted criminal sentences

A simple guide to what changes under SB 54.

Taku sale falls through, ferry may head to Philippines instead of Portland

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:11
New top bidder is Dubai-based buyer

The ferry Taku will not become a Portland hotel.

Sen. Sullivan reaffirms support for tax cut

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:22
Alaska’s junior U.S. Senator says GOP plan will create growth

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has reaffirmed his support for the Republican tax cut as the measure approaches a final vote in the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Walker names lobbyist as CFEC commissioner

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 05:24
Vance Fate Putman will replace Ben Brown in organization controlling fisheries permits

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed a longtime lobbyist to replace Benjamin Brown as a commissioner of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Murkowski will vote for GOP tax bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:46
• U.S. Senate passage could come by week’s end • Protesters gather in Juneau to oppose decision

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will support the Republican tax reform plan, she announced in a written statement Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Walker signs crime bill passed in special session

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:12

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