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Gov. names Hull, Mezirow as top picks federal fishery panel

Gov. Bill Walker named two Alaska fishermen as his top picks to serve on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cutsOne conservative member of the GOP-led majority, Rep. Lora Reinbold, bucked her caucus in voting against the bill and could face consequences.

Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes billThe Senate Finance Committee has amended a bill that would update state laws following the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Alaska in response comments from state officials and the public.

State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workers

State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workersA state team was in Bethel to meet with workers losing their jobs at the town's new supermarket, which is set to close Friday less than one year after opening.

Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena

There hasn't been much movement on the leaderboard for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday.

Coed dormitory rooms available next fall at UAF

Coed dormitory rooms available next fall at UAFThe university is looking at making at least one floor at Bartlett Hall and three units at the Cutler Apartments available for coed-sharing.

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of Stevens

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of StevensThe resolution follows a decision earlier this year upholding the reversal of suspensions of two federal prosecutors accused of withholding evidence in Stevens' corruption trial.

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendments

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendmentsThe House Finance Committee has approved restoring much of a proposed $1.7 million cut to public broadcasting and reducing by about $10 million a cut to the University of Alaska system.

Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priorityRepublican Sen. Bill Stoltze's bill would direct the Department of Fish and Game to prioritize state fisheries for personal use when restrictions are necessary.

Lawmakers discuss new approach to marijuana legalization

Assistant Attorney General Kaci Schroeder told the committee that language making it clear that hash and hash oil would be treated the same as other forms of marijuana was helpful for clarifying the law.