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Alaska regents OK tobacco ban

Alaska regents OK tobacco banThe resolution bans cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, water pipes, e-cigarettes, e-cigars and vape pens. It also forbids their use anywhere on a campus, including trails, parking lots and university-owned streets and sidewalks.

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soon

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soonWalker is considering his options for commissioners of Education and Environmental Conservation.

Questions on how to count governors in Alaska

Questions on how to count governors in AlaskaThis week, Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska. Or the 11th. It depends on how you count.

Troopers say Buckland man threatened school

A 34-year-old Buckland man faces a terroristic threatening charge after troopers allege he threatened to shoot children at the local school.

Governor to release Parnell budget without endorsements

Gov. Bill Walker plans to release the budget of his predecessor without endorsements to satisfy a Dec. 15 deadline for proposing a budget.

Coast Guardsmen accept plea in game waste case

A tip led Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Oct. 1 to a deer and four ducks left along Montana Creek Road. Antlers had been removed from the deer.

UA Fairbanks picks firm for power plant design

An Iowa-based engineering company has been picked to help design a new $245 million coal-fired power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

State spends $100K defending same-sex marriage lawsuit

The Alaska Dispatch News reports plaintiffs are seeking nearly $259,000 in legal fees from the state. If those fees are awarded, the cost to the state would total more than $360,000.

Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial race

Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial raceWalker grabbed a slim lead on election night, but the race was too close to call until thousands of absentee and questioned ballots were counted this week.

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp saleBP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year.