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House panel considers pet custody, protective orders

House panel considers pet custody, protective ordersThe bill would direct the court to consider an animal's best interests when deciding who gets to keep a pet, such as a dog or cat, in a divorce.

As legislature passes gasline bill, feud with governor continues

As legislature passes gasline bill, feud with governor continuesThe Alaska Legislature has passed a bill meant to keep Gov. Bill Walker from spending money on an alternate gasline proposal.

House delays vote on school bond bill

The House adjourned Tuesday before voting on an amendment that would allow reimbursements for projects voters approve by November 15, 2016.

Anchorage Democrats offer ‘emergency fix’ for Alaska’s oil tax system

Anchorage Democrats offer ‘emergency fix’ for Alaska’s oil tax systemSen. Bill Wielechowski and Rep. Les Gara say they would like to see the tax floor raised from 4 percent to 12.5 percent and certain credits ended in order to bring in more revenue to the state.

Bill would end program requiring money for art in public buildings

Bill would end program requiring money for art in public buildingsRep. Lynn Gattis, a Wasilla Republican, sponsored the bill, which gets rid of a requirement that one percent of funds for public projects, like schools and courthouses, go toward art.

House panel moves bill requesting sexual assault kit report

House State Affairs on Tuesday moved a new version of Rep. Geran Tarr's bill, which would direct the state Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement to produce a report on untested sexual assault kits by November.

Update: Bullet found inside airport security triggers sweep

Update: Bullet found inside airport security triggers sweepAn Alaska Airlines pilot found a .22 caliber bullet on a jetway. About 105 passengers on two flights were affected by the security sweep that followed.

Senate passes pot bill, without concentrates ban

Senate passes pot bill, without concentrates banSen. Pete Kelly likened the making of marijuana concentrates like butane hash oil to the manufacture of meth, and said that children would die if his amendment did not pass.

Juneau residents speak out on operating budget proposal

Juneau residents speak out on operating budget proposalJuneau residents who testified on the latest version of the state operating budget Monday urged lawmakers to reverse proposed cuts to early childhood education, the state ferry system and public broadcasting.

Haines pot grower proposes cannabis exchange

Haines pot grower proposes cannabis exchangeIn Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature.