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The Alaska Senate brushed off constitutional concerns and approved a crime bill Friday, but sidestepped taxes when ending the special legislative session. The American Civil... [Read More]
Is the new deal championed by Gov. Walker and the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. actually going to end with the long-awaited economic boom? Short... [Read More]
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The White House on Wednesday announced a deal between the United States and South Korea ' to support universal access to affordable and reliable energy,... [Read More]
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Should lengthy prison sentences only be handed out when they are likely to reduce crime? That question is at the core of a criminal... [Read More]
Alaska lawmakers' battle over how to fund the state government, and criminal justice reform, has had them in session for more days than ever before... [Read More]
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The rising number of Alaskans using and abusing narcotic painkillers has financial and human impacts far beyond those grappling with addiction. [Read More]
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will travel to China with President Donald Trump to pitch the state's liquefied natural gas line. [Read More]
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The State of Alaska is suing the producer of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, saying it violated Alaska's consumer protection laws. [Read More]
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At 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Governor Bill Walker will hold a news conference to address Alaska's Climate Change Action Plan. [Read More]
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Gov. Bill Walker sent lawmakers to Juneau for a fourth special session to take up his proposal to shave hundreds of millions of dollars off... [Read More]
Zinke, a retired U.S. Navy Seal commander and former Montana congressman, told the crowd that filled Anchorage's Dena'ina Center for the group's annual meeting that... [Read More]
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The state inquiry into a police shooting that left a Chugiak man dead in a Safeway parking lot is likely months from completion, and on... [Read More]
Tununak has a brand new $30 million airport, but one big problem... [Read More]
Sell buildings and land owned by state government. Stick with criminal justice reforms that reduce the prison population. Shrink the state workforce by attrition, and... [Read More]
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High rates of violent crime, the real and persistent threat of bear encounters, and the outright lack of armed law enforcement officers in many far-flung... [Read More]
Republican Scott Hawkins recently joined the growing field of candidates hoping to take state government's top job next year from Gov. Bill Walker, who is... [Read More]
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The clock is running out fast on the latest of countless efforts to commercialize Alaska's massive natural gas reserves: the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation... [Read More]
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Alaska's Permanent Fund is valued at $61 billion and is still booming, with nearly 12 percent growth in the past year, but the trend will... [Read More]
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When a whale beaches, a crowd gathers. [Read More]
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