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Alaska regents OK tobacco ban

Alaska regents OK tobacco banThe resolution bans cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, water pipes, e-cigarettes, e-cigars and vape pens. It also forbids their use anywhere on a campus, including trails, parking lots and university-owned streets and sidewalks.

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil prices

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil pricesThe state of Alaska is facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit this year, $2.1 billion more than when lawmakers left Juneau in April, amid slumping oil prices.

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soon

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soonWalker is considering his options for commissioners of Education and Environmental Conservation.

Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

A federal judge says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must stop all work related to a process that could result in development of the Pebble Mine being restricted or prohibited.

Fire destroys lone store in Arctic Alaska village

A fire has destroyed the only store in the Arctic village of Kivalina.

Alaska same-sex couple reports vandalism to home

A same-sex couple in Anchorage says their home was targeted with acts of vandalism including obscene signs left on their car.

Regents to mull University of Alaska tobacco ban

Regents to mull University of Alaska tobacco banThe University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider implementing a tobacco ban on all campuses.

New attorney general to review gay marriage case, guard issues

Alaska's new attorney general says he will view litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines.

Questions on how to count governors in Alaska

Questions on how to count governors in AlaskaThis week, Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska. Or the 11th. It depends on how you count.

Troopers say Buckland man threatened school

A 34-year-old Buckland man faces a terroristic threatening charge after troopers allege he threatened to shoot children at the local school.