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House passes bill pushing back annual disclosure deadline

HB 65 would move the filing deadline from March 15 to May 15.

Lawmakers discuss residency requirement for university board

Lawmakers heard mixed feedback to a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishing

Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishingSubsistence would remain the highest use.

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez caseThe state and federal governments say they are closer to deciding whether to pursue additional money for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.

Ketchikan borough assembly denies Saxman rezoning request

Saxman has lost its request for a zoning change that would have allowed it to bring in mobile buildings that proponents said would benefit tourists to the southeast Alaska community.

Lawmakers discuss resolutions to strengthen states’ rights

A state Senate committee heard presentations on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and enable states to overturn certain federal decisions.

Bill would remove some records from online court system

Bill would remove some records from online court systemApplicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped.

Gay marriage among topics at Richards’ confirmation hearing

Richards told the House Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing that his duty is to defend the state's constitution.

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custody

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custodyPets could be considered marital property under a bill proposed in the state House.

Brothers plead guilty in Homer party harassment case

Two Homer brothers have pleaded guilty to harassing a 17-year-old boy passed out at a party in September 2012.