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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.

Walker halts eminent domain of property for bridge project

Walker halts eminent domain of property for bridge projectGov. Bill Walker has stopped the state transportation department from seizing the land occupied by a sandwich shop in Anchorage for a bridge project that may be put on hold.

Heavy rains prompt landslide warnings for Southeast communities

Heavy rains prompt landslide warnings for Southeast communitiesAnother large, wet and warm weather system is looming off the Southeast Alaska coast.

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?Could the firing of three top state transportation officials put the Alaska Marine Highway at risk? That’s what some ferry supporters are asking.

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?The fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline is likely to heat up in Congress this week.

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant use

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant useAn environmental group based in Homer was part of the first push to change the existing dispersant rules.

Board of Game chases ‘wounded game’ regulation to next meeting

Board of Game chases ‘wounded game’ regulation to next meetingEthical hunters pursue and dispatch wounded game they've failed to kill with a clean kill shot. A proposed regulation could make that illegal in some circumstances.

With focus on budget, social issues may be left behind

With focus on budget, social issues may be left behindLawmakers expect bills on social issues, like abortion, to get less attention than last cycle.

New population estimate shows slight decline in Alaska

he state demographer estimates Alaska's population is shrinking — slightly.

Anchorage Democrats push bills combating sexual assault, retaliation in National Guard

Anchorage Democrats push bills combating sexual assault, retaliation in National GuardTwo lawmakers introduced a group of bills today designed to fix issues within the Alaska National Guard.