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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file
In this March 3, 2016 photo, Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listens during a Senate Education Committee hearing at the Capitol.

New restrictions on sex ed become law

Gov. Bill Walker will allow a controversial bill restricting sex education to become law without his signature. House Bill 156, sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla and amended by Sen.

by JAMES BROOKS

Appeals court throws out sentence of man who threatened community group

The Alaska Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence of a man who threatened to kill the members of a Kasilof community group considering problems with a personal-use fishery on the Kenai Peninsula.

Legislature signs deal to buy Anchorage building for offices

The Alaska Legislature has signed an $11.8 million purchase agreement for Anchorage office space, allowing it to move out of a controversial building downtown. The agreement was signed last week, and the Empire obtained a copy on Friday.

BLM finalizes transfer of St. Lawrence Island to village corporations

The Bureau of Land Management has officially signed over almost the entire landmass of St. Lawrence Island to two village corporations on the island.
JAMES BROOKS

US to speed oil, gas permits amid sharp drop in applications

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical...
MATTHEW BROWN

Former teller charged with credit union embezzlement

ANCHORAGE - A 23-year-old Anchorage resident was arraigned this week on a charge of embezzling from a credit union. Federal prosecutors say Shanice Mano took more than $100,000 from her former employer, Credit Union 1.

Anchorage man charged in stabbing death

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man was charged Thursday on two murder counts after police found a dead body inside his midtown apartment. Kelly Frederick, who is 33, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder.

Alaska Democratic chair: Higher standard for women leaders

JUNEAU - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and all woman leaders are held to a higher standard than men, the chairwoman of the Alaska Democratic party said Thursday.
Becky Bohrer

Homer's only unsolved murder remains in limbo

HOMER - After years of investigation, Homer's only unsolved murder now awaits a decision by the Kenai District Attorney on whether charges can be filed.
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Eroding village to vote on whether to move or stay

ANCHORAGE - A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground.
RACHEL D'ORO

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