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Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

The head of the state’s largest labor union says Alaska AFL-CIO would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure.

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

James Michael Wells is charged with murder counts in the deaths of 51-year-old Richard Belisle and 41-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins.

Proposal to elect attorney general advances

Proposal to elect attorney general advances

A House Committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the state attorney general an elected, rather than appointed, position.

Business owners testify against indoor smoking ban

Business owners testify against indoor smoking ban

Some Alaska business owners are speaking out against a bill that would ban smoking in indoor work places and public places.

Panel advances bill addressing ferry system pay

Panel advances bill addressing ferry system pay

The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a bill that would strike a cost-of-living differential for ferry system workers living in Alaska.

UAF posts historic videos of Great Alaska Quake

UAF posts historic videos of Great Alaska Quake

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is posting rare earthquake footage for the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake.

House passes bill to end high school graduation exam

House passes bill to end high school graduation exam

The Alaska House has passed legislation that would repeal the high school graduation exam.

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Five fishing boats each from Sitka and Homer are carrying electronic monitoring equipment as part of a pilot program.

386 projects entered in Alaska state science fair

Sixty-nine schools across the state sent projects to the 59th annual Alaska State Science and Engineering Fair.

Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez measure

Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez measure

A Senate committee took up a resolution calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration for damages caused by the Exxon Valdez.