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An attorney for Roland Maw, who withdrew from consideration from a state fish board seat over residency questions, has again filed a motion to dismiss... [Read More]
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In this week's Alaska political roundup, we breakdown developments on the salmon habitat protection initiative, a oil-tax trip to Texas by a pair of state... [Read More]
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The energy committee voted 13-10 on Wednesday to advance Lisa Murkowski's legislation that would open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. [Read More]
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The declaration gives the far-north community of Utqiagvik access to state money to help repair damaged infrastructure like roads. [Read More]
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The Alaska House is continuing to meet in special session, even after the Senate adjourned. That's because the House wants senators to come back and... [Read More]
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The legislation toughens a wide range of criminal sentences and reverses major components of SB 91, originally designed to reduce the state's reliance on expensive... [Read More]
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The Alaska Senate passed the House's rollbacks of last year's criminal justice overhaul Friday, then adjourned its special session — disregarding warnings of a lawsuit... [Read More]
Is the deal between Alaska and China entities to work together on the Alaska LNG project as good as it sounds? [Read More]
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China's state-owned oil company, Sinopec, and a pair of Chinese financial institutions have signed an agreement to advance Alaska's natural gas export project, state officials... [Read More]
The state-run Alaska Gasline Development Corp. is also attending an event in China on Wednesday with corporate executives and presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping,... [Read More]
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The proposed rollbacks to SB 91, last year's criminal justice reform overhaul, now head to the Alaska Senate, whose members have offered few indications of... [Read More]
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Ben Brown, one of two commissioners at the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, said he's leaving for a job at at Juneau arts organization. [Read More]
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The proposed rollbacks of last year's criminal justice overhaul, Senate Bill 91, appeared to teeter Monday, as a key Senate leader said they go too... [Read More]
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Alaska House members settled in Saturday for a grueling floor debate on the Legislature's latest crime bill. We'll get done some time in 2018, joked... [Read More]
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Jahna Lindemuth, in a prepared statement Friday, said the case "presents significant constitutional questions" that the Supreme Court should decide. [Read More]
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The governor will join the president's trade mission to Asia in hopes of striking a deal with Chinese companies on the state's $43 billion gas-export... [Read More]
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The Legislature is debating whether to reverse parts of Senate Bill 91 in the face of public skepticism. Doing so, however, could put nearly 300... [Read More]
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Alaska's governor has created a new climate leadership team, but his order doesn't take any immediate steps to address the effects of climate change in... [Read More]
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced a new executive-branch initiative to fight crime and pushed back against calls for deeper spending cuts, saying: We cannot cut... [Read More]
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Alaska Natives and American Indians make up 15 percent of the state's residents, but represent 35 percent of the people in state custody. [Read More]
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