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Alaska senators split on Homeland Security funding

Lisa Murkowski sided with Republican leaders to pass the bill. Sen. Dan Sullivan was among a minority of senators who voted against it, because it did not include language defunding the president’s deferred action on deportations.

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panelAlaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.

Murkowski skeptical of Forest Service’s Tongass plan

Murkowski skeptical of Forest Service’s Tongass planThe Forest Service chief says he’s planning sales of 70 million board feet a year for the next two years, but Murkowski is skeptical.

Juneau delegation plans to introduce bill naming SLAM, outlines budget effects

Juneau delegation plans to introduce bill naming SLAM, outlines budget effectsLawmakers also honor Paralympian Joe Tompkins.

Regulators propose permanent definition of public place

Regulators propose permanent definition of public placeA state board wants to make permanent the emergency regulation passed this week defining public places where marijuana can't be smoked.

Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

Throughout rural Alaska, there's about $900 million in needed water and sewer work.

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond saving

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond savingAn architect hired by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. estimates it would cost more than $1.2 million to tear down the Gastineau Apartments.

Capping caseloads ‘not realistic’ for state’s probation officers without funds

Capping caseloads ‘not realistic’ for state’s probation officers without fundsDepartment of Corrections Commissioner Ronald Taylor says the proposal would not be realistic without additional funding.

New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residents

New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residentsThey would have to be an Alaska resident for at least one year before they can apply, and would need to go through fingerprinting and background checks.

Nageak taken from Capitol by ambulance

Nageak taken from Capitol by ambulanceOfficials felt Nageak should be checked by medical personnel because of his medical history.
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