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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.
“We hope that we’ll get data all the way up until 1 to 2 seconds before the accident,” says NTSB investigator Chris Shaver.
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.
This year renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill and her grandson Haida master carver Donald Varnell will then deliver the keynote address Oct. 15, the first day of the convention.
Local voters could elect up to six new members to the Juneau Assembly and School Board this fall — if candidates step up.
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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.
Cathay Pacific Airways says a preliminary inspection after an emergency landing at a remote air base in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands indicates an equipment cooling fan failed.
Prosecutors as part of a plea deal dropped 23 other charges, including falsifying records and misuse of prescription drugs.
The warm summer taking over Alaska might not evoke images of the state’s most famous dog sled race, but Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey is focused on the cold journey ahead.
UAF academic programs plan to slash 68.5 full-time positions, as well as 17 teaching assistants and adjunct faculty jobs.
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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.
The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal college funding.
It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first “exascale” machine — some 20 times faster than today’s fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).