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The Legislature's decision this year to forgo the historical formula means the state will spend about $670 million on dividends, instead of the roughly $1.5... [Read More]
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By setting the Permanent Fund dividend at $1,100 as a matter of law, the Legislature took all the fun at the guessing game over the... [Read More]
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Gov. Walker says he'll urge lawmakers to approve stiffer penalties for low-level felonies and thefts, reversing parts of the cost-cutting criminal justice law passed last... [Read More]
However, the data was never accessed by anyone other than the security researchers who identified the problem, according to the company responsible. [Read More]
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Juneau police traced reports of stolen signs — and new ones sprouting unsolicited on private property — to a truck belonging to an Assembly candidate.... [Read More]
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The Alaska House ethics subcommittee Tuesday reprimanded North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson for using state money to send a mailer to people outside her... [Read More]
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Byron Mallott, the Alaska lieutenant governor, on Tuesday rejected a ballot proposition to add salmon habitat protections, saying it would have unconstitutionally limited development. [Read More]
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State Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, said he's suspending his campaign because of an unspecified health issue, while former Sen. Charlie Huggins' wife announced his campaign... [Read More]
Anchorage Republican state Sen. Kevin Meyer is the second formal entrant into the race, leaving a vacant Senate seat on the Hillside. [Read More]
Sheldon Fisher, the current commissioner of the Department of Administration, will replace Randy Hoffbeck, who last month announced his retirement. [Read More]
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Lawmakers have failed to resolve major proposals to fix the state's multibillion-dollar deficit, such as through new taxes or a restructuring of the Permanent Fund. [Read More]
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A Montana-based watchdog group is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior to accelerate its request for records connected to reported threats to Alaska's U.S.... [Read More]
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A new batch of reports says that Alaska could rack up significant savings from consolidating the different public health care plans for schools, cities and... [Read More]
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The initiative proposal takes aim at several legislative perks and practices that have faced criticism amid Alaska's huge deficit, which has prompted lawmakers to slash... [Read More]
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A group of Alaska teens and children, with help from environmental advocates, filed a formal request with state officials Monday asking them to start regulating... [Read More]
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A lower court dismissed an Anchorage attorney's novel claim for whistleblower damages from the state Legislature, and sanctioned him for making a frivolous argument. The... [Read More]
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Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, said in an email to supporters Friday that he's thinking about running for governor next year. [Read More]
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Justices rejected a lawsuit filed by Anchorage Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski and two old-time politicians, Clem Tillion and Rick Halford. [Read More]
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South Anchorage Republican state Rep. Chris Birch filed paperwork Monday to run for the state Senate seat held by Republican Kevin Meyer, who's said to... [Read More]
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker filed Monday to run for re-election, ending months of speculation about if or how he'll enter the race. He plans to... [Read More]
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