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Budget still in limbo after full day of debate

The Alaska House of Representatives debated for a full day on the operating budget, but had not made any decisions by press time.
The House went in a little after 9 a.m.

by KATIE MORITZ

Compromise or 'coercion'?

The House Finance committee showed the House majority's cards Wednesday morning when it put add-backs to education and state worker contracts on the table and told minority members to take it or leave it.
KATIE MORITZ

Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

The House minority saw a small victory Wednesday afternoon when one of its budget amendments was passed by the House Finance Committee. But it didn't last long.
KATIE MORITZ

Walker tours Shell rig in Seattle

SEATTLE - The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront, then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the...
PHUONG LE

Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

JUNEAU - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project.
Becky Bohrer

Norway's king opens drilling conference

ANCHORAGE - Norway's king opened a conference on Arctic offshore drilling Wednesday with a plug for incorporating his country's expertise into drilling off Alaska's northern shores.
Dan Joling

7 injured in Anchorage crash; driver arrested at hospital

ANCHORAGE - A driver suspected of fleeing a crash that injured seven, including his pregnant wife, has been arrested on felony assault charges.
Dan Joling
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