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Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless ruleA U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected a challenge by the state of Alaska to the Clinton-era "roadless rule" for the Tongass National Forest.

Senate scheduled to take up Speaker’s gun bill

Senate scheduled to take up Speaker’s gun billThe Senate Judiciary Committee is slated Wednesday to continue discussions on a gun control bill after striking one of its most controversial parts.

Fish processing vessel grounds on Kodiak Island

Fish processing vessel grounds on Kodiak IslandA fish processing vessel that went hard aground on Kodiak Island was struck by other problems earlier this year, including a diesel spill and two ammonia leaks.

State comes up short in dairy auction

Alaska officials say the state was able to recover only about $144,000 in an auction to sell what was left of the now-defunct Matanuska Creamery.

Chenault: bring firearm manufacturers to Alaska

The speaker of the Alaska House wants to bring gun manufacturers to the state.

Bill increases time required for teacher tenure

Public school teachers might have to wait a couple years longer to acquire tenure rights if a bill proposed in the Alaska House is passed.

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this week

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this weekThe Alaska Legislature will be back in full swing this week, after a break last week that allowed some legislators to attend an energy conference in Washington, D.C., or spend a few days back home.

Midshipmen to deploy buoys in Alaska

Midshipmen to deploy buoys in AlaskaThe Naval Academy says five midshipmen are heading to northern Alaska to study changing sea ice levels.

Dunleavy lays out case for amendment

An Alaska senator who has proposed a constitutional change that could impact education says he does not support direct funding for religious or private schools.

Project to archive Exxon Valdez records continues

Project to archive Exxon Valdez records continuesA project to archive records related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill is continuing, despite concerns raised by a federal judge.