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Hearings planned for gas line corporation board appointees

The Senate Finance Committee plans confirmation hearings for Gov. Bill Walker's appointees to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board.

Juneau prison deals with overcrowding by housing women in a tent

Juneau prison deals with overcrowding by housing women in a tent"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.

Obama’s ANWR Wilderness protection plea enrages Alaska delegation

Obama’s ANWR Wilderness protection plea enrages Alaska delegationPresident Obama today sent letters to Congressional leaders formally requesting wilderness protection for parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the coastal plain.

House panel advances gov’s appointment for state fish board

House panel advances gov’s appointment for state fish boardThe House Resources Committee agreed to forward Robert Ruffner's name to a joint session of the House and Senate for consideration.

Bill to reinstate state income tax introduced in Alaska House

Bill to reinstate state income tax introduced in Alaska HouseA pair of lawmakers in the Alaska House have filed legislation to reinstate an income tax.

Update: Hyder border closure keeps emergency access

Update: Hyder border closure keeps emergency accessCanadian officials say the small Southeast Alaska town of Hyder will continue to have 24-hour-a-day access to emergency health care.

New version of Erin’s Law targets teen dating violence

New version of Erin’s Law targets teen dating violenceThe rewritten law is unlikely to reach the governor’s desk this year, said Senate Rules Committee Chair Charlie Huggins.

Proposed budget cuts could hit rural broadband for schools

Proposed budget cuts could hit rural broadband for schools The cuts by the state legislature to broadband services could limit rural schools ability to administer mandated state tests.

Alaska signs brief supporting same-sex marriage bans

Alaska signs brief supporting same-sex marriage bansFifteen states, including eight that currently allow same-sex marriages, signed the brief.

House passes bill about municipal role in marijuana regs

House passes bill about municipal role in marijuana regsThe 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.