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JUNEAU - This week marks the halfway point in the scheduled 90-day session. It also marks the week when some legislators head to Washington, D.C., for meetings related to energy, economic issues and the Arctic.

by Becky Bohrer

Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

An amendment to the existing bill to exempt Alaska from daylight saving time would compel the governor to reopen the door to multiple timezones for the state. Sen.
KATIE MORITZ

Small company defends Dish Network deal that earned credits

FAIRBANKS - A small Alaska-based firm is defending itself against criticism that it helped the much bigger Dish Network claim more than $3 billion in federal credits through a regulatory loophole involving a company jointly formed by the...

Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

SEWARD - A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth.
Dan Joling

Responders address cleanup of North Slope spill

ANCHORAGE — Responders have recovered nearly 4,000 gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids from a pipeline leak at a Hillcorp Alaska production site on the North Slope. The Alaska Department of Environmental...

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier.  

Fairbanks borough allows pot smoking on private property

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks North Star Borough residents will be allowed to smoke marijuana anywhere on their private property, including in their yards. But the borough's assembly has prohibited smoking at lakes and rivers.

Police officer struck by patrol car trying to stop suspect

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage police officer driving a patrol car struck and injured a fellow officer while trying to prevent a suspect from driving off during an attempted arrest. Officer Aaron Hostetter suffered a broken leg.
Dan Joling
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