The Senate Finance Committee plans confirmation hearings for Gov. Bill Walker's appointees to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board.
"It’s not as bad as it looks. Sometimes it gets cold in the winter, but they allow for us to have an extra blanket if it’s really cold out," says inmate Catherine Fredrick, who lives in the tent.
President Obama today sent letters to Congressional leaders formally requesting wilderness protection for parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the coastal plain.
The House Resources Committee agreed to forward Robert Ruffner's name to a joint session of the House and Senate for consideration.
A pair of lawmakers in the Alaska House have filed legislation to reinstate an income tax.
Canadian officials say the small Southeast Alaska town of Hyder will continue to have 24-hour-a-day access to emergency health care.
The rewritten law is unlikely to reach the governor’s desk this year, said Senate Rules Committee Chair Charlie Huggins.
Fifteen states, including eight that currently allow same-sex marriages, signed the brief.
The bill also clarifies some components of personal use: it would reiterate the ban on public consumption, and set a maximum household limit of 24 marijuana plants if there are three or more residents.