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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduces her bill, SB 114, to the Senate State Affairs Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday. McGuire's bill relating to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is a competing bill to the one offered by Gov. Bill Walker.

Legislator's plan promises to halve state's swelling deficit

For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska's state budget.

by JAMES BROOKS

Obama budget: Money for icebreaker, villages

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan praised the inclusion of Alaska items in President Barack Obama's proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget but said Tuesday he cannot support a new oil tax and some other ways proposed to pay for the plan.
Dan Joling

Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player's sex assault trial

FAIRBANKS - Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus.

Tribal officials train for domestic violence responses

BETHEL - Violence Against Women Act training is underway in Bethel for the first time since Alaska's Attorney General issued an opinion that state officials must uphold tribal protection orders.

Vehicle strikes, kills teen pedestrian walking along road

WASILLA - A 15-year-old boy walking on a road near Wasilla was struck and killed Monday afternoon by a vehicle. Alaska State Troopers said Austin Edenfield was pronounced dead at the scene.

Park proposes no increase for Glacier Bay cruise ships

Glacier Bay National Park is proposing no increase in the number of cruise ships allowed within the park in 2017.

Lt. Gov. Mallott speaks to Central Council today

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is the featured speaker at today's noon Native Issues Forum hosted by the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Alaska comes in No. 5 on Lonely Planets top destinations for 2016

PHILADELPHIA - Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016. "Philly's on a roll right now," the travel guide company said in a statement.

Articles from the State section archive

Legislator's plan promises to halve state's swelling deficit

For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska's state budget.
By JAMES BROOKS

Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player's sex assault trial

FAIRBANKS - Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus.

Tribal officials train for domestic violence responses

BETHEL - Violence Against Women Act training is underway in Bethel for the first time since Alaska's Attorney General issued an opinion that state officials must uphold tribal protection orders.

Vehicle strikes, kills teen pedestrian walking along road

WASILLA - A 15-year-old boy walking on a road near Wasilla was struck and killed Monday afternoon by a vehicle. Alaska State Troopers said Austin Edenfield was pronounced dead at the scene.

Park proposes no increase for Glacier Bay cruise ships

Glacier Bay National Park is proposing no increase in the number of cruise ships allowed within the park in 2017.

Lt. Gov. Mallott speaks to Central Council today

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is the featured speaker at today's noon Native Issues Forum hosted by the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Alaska comes in No. 5 on Lonely Planets top destinations for 2016

PHILADELPHIA - Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016. "Philly's on a roll right now," ...

Obama budget: Money for icebreaker, villages

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan praised the inclusion of Alaska items in President Barack Obama's proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget but said Tuesday he cannot support a new oil tax and some ...
By Dan Joling

Utilities seek ConocoPhillips stake in Cook Inlet gas field

ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage-based utility companies have teamed up to purchase a portion of a Cook Inlet gas field under a $152 million deal with ConocoPhillips.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Bill would require some Alaska students to repay scholarships

JUNEAU - Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs. Members of the ...
By RASHAH MCCHESNEY

Minority Democrats pitch ditching party caucuses

JUNEAU - Minority Democrats want Alaska lawmakers to work together outside the confines of the traditional party caucuses in looking for budget solutions this legislative session.

Suspect detained in fatal shooting at Kodiak harbor

KODIAK - Police in Kodiak have arrested Washington state man suspected in a shooting death at a city harbor. The Kodiak Police Department in an announcement says the 28-year-old suspect is in ...

TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at Alaska's airports

ANCHORAGE - The Transportation Security Administration says it's having difficulty filling the open positions at more than a dozen airports across Alaska.

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

JUNEAU - Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced Monday that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial ...
By Becky Bohrer

Report: Ferry system spending had double economic impact

KETCHIKAN - A newly released study found that every dollar put into the Alaska Marine Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska. 
By AP

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

JUNEAU - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears.
By Becky Bohrer

Fairbanks man convicted of 3 charges in murder-for-hire case

FAIRBANKS - A former Fairbanks chiropractor will be sentenced in May in a murder-for-hire case. Guy Christopher Mannino was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts, the ...

Former tribal chief sentenced for embezzling over $100,000

ANCHORAGE - A former Healy Lake Tribe first chief and administrator will spend up to 90 days on house arrest as part of her sentence for embezzling more than $100,000 in federal and tribal funds.

Far North Jumpers strike a high profile in Interior Alaska

FAIRBANKS - Allison Bartlett is the woman who brought competitive jump roping back to Interior Alaska. She's a 30-year-old part-time fourth grade teacher at North Pole Elementary School, a former ...
By AMANDA BOHMAN

Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

JUNEAU - An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected areas.

US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

During 'fly-in' season, group makes its message plane

This time of year, the Alaska Legislature receives plenty of guests on "fly-in" receptions.
By JAMES BROOKS

Alaskans urge lawmakers to not sink the Permanent Fund

In the three and a half hours it took to hear all the Alaskans offering public comments to the Alaska Legislature Thursday night, you could have watched the entire feature-length presentation of ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Person dies in single-vehicle Anchorage traffic crash

ANCHORAGE - A fatal car crash early Friday morning closed a busy Anchorage intersection. Police took a call on the single-vehicle crash at 3:30 a.m. and say one person died at Dimond Boulevard and ...

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