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All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decision

All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decisionAlaska officials are hoping the Transportation Infrastructure Finance in Innovation Act will lend the state more than $340 million for the Knik Bridge.

New state law to bring back universal vaccine access

New state law to bring back universal vaccine accessUniversal access to vaccines may be back, with a law that uses the state as a broker between insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies to get a bulk discount.

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper gifts

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper giftsThe U.S. House Ethics Committee today issued a letter of reprove to Alaska Congressman Don Young

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firsts

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firstsFor 32 communities inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, enforcement is being carried out not by the state, but by the federal officers.

U.S. Senators work to allow foreign students back in fish plants

In Congress yesterday, a bill that would allow foreign students to work in Alaska fish processing plants cleared a major committee.

Remains of 17 servicemen identified from 1952 crash on Colony Glacier

Remains of 17 servicemen identified from 1952 crash on Colony GlacierThe remains of 17 service members who died in a 1952 plane crash near Mount Gannett have been identified by the Department of Defense.

Juneau airport gets second scanner for checked baggage

Juneau airport gets second scanner for checked baggageTSA and Juneau airport officials hope the recently expanded baggage screening system will reduce airline departure delays

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings near

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings nearFour weeks into salmon fishing restrictions, the atmosphere along the Kuskokwim River is tense.

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceans

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceansPresident Obama announced he intends to vastly expand the Pacific Remote Islands marine sanctuary, putting a swath of the south-central Pacific off-limits to fishing and energy development.

Alaska to get more payment in lieu of taxes this year

Alaska to get more payment in lieu of taxes this yearFederal payment-in-lieu-of-taxes to Alaska will total $28.5 million in FY 2014