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.

State receives disaster relief for pink salmon crash

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:10

Alaska will receive more than $56 million in disaster relief for groups affected by the 2016 pink salmon failure in the Gulf of Alaska. The money heading to Alaska represents more than a quarter of the $200 million U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated to the nation’s struggling fisheries in a spending bill.

Ruling may allow more professors to campaign for office

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:16
Alaska Public Offices Commission expected to consider sabbatical issue in Thursday meeting

The Alaska Public Offices Commission may approve a legal opinion today that could encourage University of Alaska professors to run for state office.

Despite pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker signs oil and gas borrowing bill

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:36
House Bill 331 allows the state to borrow up to $1 billion for oil and gas tax credits

Despite a pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the state of Alaska to borrow up to $1 billion in order to pay tax credits promised to oil and gas companies.

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler withdraws from Democratic primary

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:52
Fansler to be arraigned Thursday facing second degree harassment charge for slapping woman

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler has officially dropped out of the race for Democratic primary for House District 38.

Alaska Airlines denounces child separation policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:38
Company has not transported immigrant children split from parents, spokesman says

Alaska Airlines joined several other national air carriers Wednesday by asking the Trump administration to not use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents by immigration authorities.

Alaska applies for control of Taku River, a federal waterway

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:03
River should have been Alaska property since statehood, state says

The land under the Taku River may soon have a new owner: the State of Alaska.

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescues boat taking on water

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:36
Three adults, three children safe after vessel takes on water

Three adults and three children are safe after their boat began taking on water near Long Island in Sitka Sound, according to a Coast Guard news release, thanks to a response from the Coast Guard, Sitka Fire Rescue and four good Samaritan crews.

Yukon rejects Alaska fiber link

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:19
Canadian partnership will instead connect province to Northwest Territories

The Yukon government will not build a cross-border fiber-optic link connecting Alaska over land, it announced Wednesday.

University board approves controversial timber lease near Haines

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:35
Sale of 150 million board feet will be used to fund UA system

The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a controversial land lease near Haines and Klukwan to a logging contractor at special meeting Tuesday. The 13,426-acres area includes a portion of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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