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The Juneau Assembly voted Monday night to amend the signs code, adding a penalty that’s at least five times higher for unpermitted signs outside businesses.
“They’re exercising their legal right so if that’s the game they’re willing to play, then I’m willing to continue to defend women,” says Haven House board chair June Degnan.
This was the second glacial outburst this month from the Mendenhall Glacier.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a significant number of Alaska Natives who are eligible for IHS benefits don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for exemption, particularly if they were born after most Native corporations stopped enrolling members in the 1970s.
World leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, have talked of the Arctic as a zone of peace and co-operation. But continued tranquility is just one forecast for the region.
More than a half-dozen other states could implement independent redistricting commissions in the wake of the court’s decision Monday to uphold Arizona’s commission.
An attorney who has handled state-level redistricting litigation thinks the decision could draw more attention to how political lines for the legislature are drawn.
There’s very little opposition in the tiny Alaskan town in comparison to that in Seattle, where some environmental activists went so far as to chain themselves to one of Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessels last month.
Robert Murray reflects on Nimbus, the piece deemed “Alaska’s most-controversial sculpture,” and says his art is supposed to rattle people’s cages.
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Officials say webcams have been installed and other measures have been taken in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes.
Nearly 2,462 square miles burned so far this month — breaking the old June record of 1,802 square miles set in 2004. Fire officials also initially said Monday that 2,975 square miles had been burned.
The law places new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the “Waters of the U.S.” rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers is “unnecessary” and “unlawful.”
About 25 volunteers gathered at the Ester Fire House over the weekend to help cut lumber and construct boxes to house the sled dogs.
The men called for help Friday morning after wind, rain and two-foot seas left them stranded on Bird Island, about 20 miles northwest of Juneau.
Contract support costs were fully funded for the first time in 2014. Those costs include items like legal and accounting fees, insurance and workers’ compensation.
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The civil war is now six years in the past, but thousands of Tamil families are still looking for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict.
Monday’s decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act’s standards on mercury emissions from power plants. But it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.
The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from a the current cap of $23,660.