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House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

Mike Chenault is proposing a policy change that explicitly carves out an exception for the board that could oversee development of a natural gas pipeline.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

The 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review whether or not Southeast Alaska wolves should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

While the Legislature is still hammering out how much money to put toward the base student allocation, the Senate Finance Committee has included a major injection of funds in their version of the operating budget.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Sen. Fred Dyson’s bill would make it so all criminal cases that result in a dismissal or an acquittal are considered confidential.

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

Legislators are talking about making the change to minimum wage themselves. But initiative sponsors are not welcoming the possibility.

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists and several lawmakers said Congress needs to pony up for an earthquake early warning system.

Tsunami warning test too real?

Tsunami warning test too real?

Thursday morning’s live test of the state’s Tsunami Warning System went pretty well — except many people didn’t realize it was a test.

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

This relative warmth — more than 30 degrees warmer than just a few days ago — has silently nudged the trees out of their winter sleep in interior Alaska.