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Alaska Game Board bans drone use by hunters

Alaska Game Board bans drone use by hunters

Alaska hunting regulators have banned the use of drones by hunters.

USPS lowers package pricing in Alaska rural towns

USPS lowers package pricing in Alaska rural towns

Alaskans who live off the road grid will see lower postal rates for sending packages within the state this week.

Aniak mayor: Flood insurance rate hikes a burden in rural Alaska

Aniak mayor: Flood insurance rate hikes a burden in rural Alaska

One small-town Alaska mayor worries that rising costs for national flood insurance could be another push for people to abandon life in rural Alaska.

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Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

A Fairbanks lawmaker says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis.

Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

The House Judiciary Committee has moved a bill giving limited immunity for those who seek medical assistance for someone suffering a drug overdose.

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

A former pipeline company executive appointed to the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. says he will resign if the Legislature does not expressly permit out-of-state residents to serve on that board.

Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Gov. Sean Parnell is reiterating his call for lawmakers to put $3 billion from savings toward paying down the state’s unfunded pension liability.

Man arrested in Togiak nearly disrupts jail flight

Alaska State Troopers say a prisoner flight from Togiak to Dillingham almost got a lot more dangerous.

Deadline approaching to apply for dividend

Deadline approaching to apply for dividend

The deadline to file for an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend falls on a state holiday this year.

Senate Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

Senate Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, comparable in size to the package the House recently passed.