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A new legal opinion from the attorney general affirms the Violence Against Women Act’s precedence over state law.
Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
The Juneau Assembly advanced a series of policy changes Thursday that would leave lower-income seniors entirely exempt from paying city sales tax, while reducing wealthier seniors’ benefit.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski shares his Mom’s quick and easy brine recipe for pickling cucumbers, zucchini, peas, beans, and other vegetables.
Rep. Tammie Wilson claims she’s heard hundreds of problematic stories regarding Alaska foster children, many with common elements.
Alaska State Troopers identified Homer resident Anders Gustafson, executive director of the Renewable Resources Coalition, as the fourth person charged with stealing oysters from a farm in Kachemak Bay.
Wassily was booked on a third degree sexual assault charge and held on $10,000 bail pending arraignment.
The proposed tobacco tax would generate an estimated $1.2 million a year in new revenue. The draft ordinance calls for directing up to 15 percent of income toward smoking cessation programs.
Four communities affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest will soon receive 10,000 pounds of halibut from a nonprofit that supplies seafood to hunger-relief efforts.
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The icebreaker made its way to the Pacific Ocean after authorities forced the demonstrators from the river and the St. Johns Bridge.
An Anchorage methadone clinic is turning people away as they wait for the state to send its grant award notice for the coming fiscal year.
24-year-old Joshua Almeda entered the guilty plea Thursday as part of a plea agreement that would keep him from facing trial and a potential first-degree murder conviction.
Some of Alaska’s social service agencies say they are feeling strained finances caused by delayed state grant funding caused by the Legislature’s late budget and expenditures on a new state computer accounting system.
The Fennica headed out Thursday after authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river and removed others dangling from a bridge.
EPA officials said Thursday the borough stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a storage permit required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Police say a state-issued credit card, reported missing from a state worker’s desk, was used to withdraw $500 from a Juneau bank last month.
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One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.
Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
The judge said that because Ray Tensing faces a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.
News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone’s managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.