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A new year means new laws for Alaska

A new year means new laws for AlaskaSeveral new Alaska laws go into effect on January 1st , including a major change in the state's oil production tax.

Wash. closes geoduck harvesting area

Chinese reportedly detected arsenic in shipment of clams harvested in October by the Puyallup Tribe in Poverty Bay

Prison return rates decrease slightly

Prison return rates decrease slightlyDepartment of Corrections officials say fewer people released from Alaska prisons are committing crimes that return them to custody.

UA Board increases tuition rates

The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Wednesday approved increasing tuition rates and the next operating and capital budgets during a meeting at the Anchorage campus.

State senator violates legislative ethics rule

State senator violates legislative ethics ruleA legislative ethics panel has found Sen. Lyman Hoffman violated rules by "knowingly" filing incomplete financial disclosures.

Miller allowed to use campaign funds to appeal $84,000 judgment

Miller allowed to use campaign funds to appeal $84,000 judgmentThe Federal Election Commission ruled today that U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller can use campaign funds to appeal an $84,000 judgment arising from a campaign related lawsuit.

Safe Surrender for Infants law never used

A 2008 law that lets parents surrender newborn children at places like hospitals and fire stations, no questions asked, has never been used.

No tsunami for western U.S. after Japan quake

The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami danger for Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii following a powerful earthquake off Japan's east coast.

Treadwell reports nearly $200K in 3Q fundraising

U.S. Senate candidate has raised $340K total

Moose sightings in Juneau up this season

Moose sightings in Juneau up this seasonJuneau has had about five sightings of moose this summer. State wildlife biologist Ryan Scott says that's on par with the last few years, and up compared to five years ago.