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Denali Commission money survives House

Fiscal conservatives are again gunning for the Denali Commission. This week they tried to eliminate the bulk of its funding — $10 million.

The decades old mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

The decades old mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska RangeForty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot spotted dozens of dead caribou.

Mead Treadwell, ‘big-picture guy,’ runs for U.S. Senate

Mead Treadwell, ‘big-picture guy,’ runs for U.S. SenateSome people go into politics for prestige, some for power. Talk to Mead Treadwell for a while and it’s clear, he just loves policy.

Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William Sound

Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William SoundFederal wildlife technicians got a rare treat in Prince William Sound yesterday when they spotted a ribbon seal hauled out on the ice.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ in the Y-K Delta in search of Miluquyuliq

‘Finding Bigfoot’ in the Y-K Delta in search of MiluquyuliqThe cast and crew of the Animal Planet TV show ‘Finding Bigfoot’ are continuing their search in Bethel.

Gov’s office considers suing Xerox over botched system rollout

The Governor’s office may sue Xerox Corporation for the bungled rollout of a new system to process Medicaid claims.

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlock

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlockA bill to ensure hunters have access to federal land was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday, even though nearly half the Senate had co-sponsored it.

Legislators authorize $500,000 for Anchorage LIO furniture

Legislators authorize $500,000 for Anchorage LIO furnitureThe state will spend up to $500,000 to furnish the new Anchorage legislative information office.

FAA hazardous material fine prompts legislators to redo relocation policy

FAA hazardous material fine prompts legislators to redo relocation policyThe Legislative Council has amended their moving reimbursement policy after the FAA discovered hazardous materials in a representative’s air freight.

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decision

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decisionSenator Mark Begich is co-sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal for a company to deny employees certain health benefits.