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Sullivan starts committee work with a pile-up

Sullivan starts committee work with a pile-upAll four of Sen. Dan Sullivan’s committees met Wednesday, colliding in a scheduling pile-up that’s typical in Congress.

Flooding, high tide cause evacuations in Ketchikan

Flooding, high tide cause evacuations in KetchikanBuckets of rain blew into Ketchikan Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to power outages, overflowing creeks, flooded streets and evacuations.

Walker sketches agenda in State of State address

Walker sketches agenda in State of State addressIn his first State of the State address to the Legislature, Gov. Bill Walker spoke broadly of the need to address the state’s financial shortfall and the importance of building a natural gas pipeline.

Obama issues executive order on Arctic coordination

Obama issues executive order on Arctic coordinationPresident Barack Obama yesterday issued an executive order aimed at coordinating federal action on the Arctic.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Board of Fisheries chairman resignsAlaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he wouldn’t submit his name to the legislature for reappointment.

Alaska’s kink community readies its new home after years of unique hurdles

Alaska’s kink community readies its new home after years of unique hurdlesAlaska has a tightening kink community made up of people living alternative lifestyles that range from discomfort with mainstream society to unconventional sex practices.

Middle school students build mobile app for Haines visitors

Middle school students build mobile app for Haines visitorsThis summer, when visitors to Haines wonder where the best restaurants, hotels and shops are, they’ll find out: there’s an app for that.

Experiment looks for slow earthquakes under Unalaska

Experiment looks for slow earthquakes under UnalaskaScientists are looking for the slow earthquakes underneath the Aleutians.

Marijuana Town Hall: Sitkans offer ideas on cafes, kids

Marijuana Town Hall: Sitkans offer ideas on cafes, kidsThe City of Sitka wants to have some regulations in place by the time the public use of marijuana becomes legal in Alaska on February 24.

Senate Finance considering bringing on former commissioners as consultants

The Senate Finance Committee is considering hiring two former state commissioners to help lawmakers review state spending and address massive budget deficits.