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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
In this file photo, Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, speaks during a House Majority Caucus press conference at the Capitol.

Nageak says he's not leaving lawsuit

In Thursday morning courtroom testimony, Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, said he's not giving up on his attempt to overturn an August primary he lost.

by JAMES BROOKS

Alaska delegation splits on veto override

Don Young did an unusual thing on Wednesday: He agreed with Barack Obama. On Wednesday, Alaska's lone U.S. Representative was one of only 18 House Republicans and 77 Representatives overall who voted to support Obama’s veto of a bill that...
JAMES BROOKS

Alaska flags lowered to honor former Israeli PM

Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday ordered Alaska flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who died of a stroke this week.

Richards lands new contract to advise on fiscal issues

JUNEAU - Former Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed another contract with the state, this time to provide legal advice on "fiscal and other related matters." The contract began Aug. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Costs are not to exceed...

Appeals court reverses Homer pot conviction

HOMER - The Court of Appeals has reversed a conviction for marijuana possession against a homeless Homer man.
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

EPA fines state DOT $118K for improper waste storage

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has been fined $118,100 by the Environmental Protection Agency for improperly storing hazardous waste in Juneau. According to a consent decree dated Sept.
JAMES BROOKS

Study: Legalization does not affect crime, economics

ANCHORAGE - Proponents and opponents of marijuana legalization have more in common than they think: each side makes predictions that for the most part have not come true.
DJ SUMMERS

Community Revenue Sharing amounts in Kenai drop for second year

KENAI - For the second year in a row, the amount of money available to 27 unincorporated communities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough through the state's Community Revenue Sharing Program decreased.
ELIZABETH EARL

Group of Alaska Democrats endorse independent in Senate race

JUNEAU - Democrats in one part of Alaska have endorsed an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, bucking their party's own nominee. The Interior Democrats voted to endorse independent Margaret Stock.
Becky Bohrer

Alaska settles complaint over Medicaid payment system

JUNEAU - The state has reached a settlement over its problem-plagued Medicaid payment system, agreeing to pay the vendor hired to implement the system $25.9 million it is owed, provided certain terms are met.

Fairbanks police investigate shots fired off restaurant roof

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks restaurant worker suspected of firing shots from the roof of the business has been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.

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