U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski and Lieuenant Governor Fran Ulmer, the top two candidates for governor of Alaska, have not yet started actively campaigning for this fall’s election. But already they’re trying to line some endorsments, particularly from organized labor.
- The Legislature hasn't addressed the capital budget, or other important issues facing the state’s future.
- Search-and-rescue efforts were under way Friday for a 21-year-old Hydaburg man whose empty boat was found floating off Prince of Wales Island on Thursday evening.
- After weeks of deadlock, Washington lawmakers could be close to reaching an agreement in principle on a state budget, House and Senate budget writers said Friday.
- Deadheading wilted blooms or bulging seed pods allows some plants to devote their energy to perpetuation instead of propagation.