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- Judge Pfiffner said he would issue a “lengthy” decision by the end of March at the earliest. He said his decision was likely only a “speed bump” on the way to the state Supreme Court.

National News

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the final debate for Democratic before the New Hampshire primaries at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

7 Moments You Might Have Missed From Clinton, Sanders ‘Progressive’ Debate

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off Thursday in New Hampshire and spent much of the time arguing over what it means to be a “progressive.” It was their first one-on-one debate.

Royal Dutch Shell reported an 80 percent drop in earnings in 2015, but says it will still press ahead with the proposed mega-merger with BG Group plc. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

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The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.

The city of Flint, Mich., may not have enough money in the future to pay for repairing broken water mains and replacing sewer lines. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Unpaid Water Bills In Flint Could Hinder Repairs

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Michigan’s governor wants to spend $30 million to pay water bills in Flint. A lawsuit is seeking five times that in refunds and damages for people who paid for lead-tainted drinking water.

Jeb Bush holds a campaign town hall meeting at the Alpine Club on Monday in Manchester, N.H. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Heading Into New Hampshire, GOP ‘Front-Runners’ Are Anything But

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Republican establishment choice Jeb Bush was once the candidate to beat. No more: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio’s success in the Iowa caucuses puts new pressure on the party mainstream.

More Alaska News

Alaska judge to hear arguments in Medicaid expansion case

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A state court judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The case centers on whether the expansion population is a mandatory group for coverage under Medicaid…

Settlement up for approval in campaign violations case

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission will consider a settlement in a campaign disclosure violations case involving two independent political groups once linked to Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the agreement recommends a fine…

Walker administration submits supplemental request

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Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is requesting an additional $65.5 million in spending for the current fiscal year.

Senate resolution calls for a US constitutional convention

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An Alaska Senate committee is set to consider a resolution calling for a convention of the states to propose a countermand, or veto, amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Congress OKs Coast Guard bill to transfer lands

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Congress has approved a Coast Guard bill that includes several land transfers Alaska’s congressional delegation has pursued for years.

Former fish board nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft

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A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments.

Bill proposes license plate contest for artists

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Update | 9:45 a.m. An Alaska lawmaker is working to capture the excitement of “American Idol” and spotlight Alaskan artists with a bill establishing a contest for specialty license plate design. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, saw his bill…

Craig Richards, Ak. Attorney General, at a governor’s press conference, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North.)

Bill would restrict attorney general appointments to boards

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The bill requests that Attorney General Craig Richards be replaced as an Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. board member.