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State ferry union averts strike

State ferry union averts strikeAlaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record access

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record accessGov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview — the state’s online criminal records database — of any charge that did not result in a conviction.

Alaska Mayors group rallies against pot

Alaska Mayors group rallies against potThe Alaska Conference of Mayors has come out against a ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate It was the most harmonious moment of a night where the two candidates disagreed on nearly everything save the spelling of the Alaska state bird.

DOT to start herbicide spraying in Southeast

DOT to start herbicide spraying in SoutheastIt will be the first time the DOT has applied herbicides in southeast Alaska since the state eliminated public review requirements in 2013.

Meeting in Nome attempts to elucidate arctic policy goals

Meeting in Nome attempts to elucidate arctic policy goalsWith priorities ranging from international to extremely local, lawmakers, researchers, and coastal representatives still working out just what that arctic policy will be.

Ad alleges Begich shortchanges his female staff – Is it true?

Ad alleges Begich shortchanges his female staff – Is it true?An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women – exactly where he proclaims his strength.

Libertarian Senate candidate Thom Walker to withdraw

Libertarian Senate candidate Thom Walker to withdrawThere won’t be two Walkers on the November ballot after all.

More than a win, Constitution Party candidates want ballot access

More than a win, Constitution Party candidates want ballot accessAlaskans will have one more option in the governor’s race: The Division of Elections will allow Constitution Party candidate J.R. Myers to appear on the ballot.