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Experts testify on abortion bill, criticized

A developmental psychologist testifying in Juneau says she doesn't believe abortion is ever justified on mental health grounds.

State challenge on hold pending high court review

State challenge on hold pending high court reviewAlaska's challenge to provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act is on hold pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case.

Lawmaker estimates amendment will cost $60 million

A Democratic state lawmaker estimates a proposed constitutional amendment could cost the state around $60 million a year.

Alaska Dems blast witnesses on abortion bill

The state Democratic party chairman says experts scheduled to testify on an abortion bill are "extremists."

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch Harbor

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch HarborA Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling barge that ran aground New Year's Eve is on the move from near Kodiak Island in Alaska to Dutch Harbor.

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nomination

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nominationAlaska's U.S. senators split on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary.

Tension over proposed amendment to governor’s crime bill

Alaska lawmakers are debating whether volunteers should be subject to criminal penalties if they fail to report suspected child abuse.

Herron expresses frustration over amendment debate

Herron expresses frustration over amendment debateRep. Bob Herron took to the House floor to call for a full vetting of a proposed constitutional amendment that could have a big impact on Alaska's education system.

Scientists seek to slow boats to spare whales

Scientists seek to slow boats to spare whalesSome scientists are calling for boat traffic to slow down after a spate of collisions between vessels and endangered humpback whales in Hawaii waters.

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this week

The Alaska Legislature will hit its halfway point this week, and an abortion bill, school vouchers and budget closeouts are among the highlights this week.