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Upon filing settlement legislation, Walker drops Point Thomson lawsuit

Upon filing settlement legislation, Walker drops Point Thomson lawsuitGov. Bill Walker has introduced legislation clarifying the powers of the attorney general when settling litigation related to Alaska’s oil and gas resources.

House passes Arctic policy bill

House passes Arctic policy billThe bill lays out the state’s values concerning the Arctic, and provides a general sense of direction for how lawmakers would like to see it developed.

ABC Board discusses problems in marijuana regulation

ABC Board discusses problems in marijuana regulationAlaska's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board director has given recommendations on how to improve the rollout of marijuana regulation in the coming months.

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meeting

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meetingAbout 30 people attended the first meeting of a committee formed by the Juneau Assembly to grapple with Alaska’s soon-to-be legal marijuana industry.

Sullivan stands with House on DHS funding

Sullivan stands with House on DHS fundingWhen it comes to Homeland Security funding, Sullivan says Democrats shouldn’t support Obama’s immigration policies.

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stay

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stayThe state has filed for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court pending the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease sale

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease saleFederal regulators are suggesting that Shell’s disputed oil leases in the Chukchi Sea be left intact.

Child sex abuse survivor wants to shatter the silence with Erin’s Law

Child sex abuse survivor wants to shatter the silence with Erin’s Law"I’m not just speaking on my own behalf. I’m speaking for tens of thousands of Alaska children. And what I’m saying is, ‘Help us,'" said David Holthouse.

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service career

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service careerThe man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuit

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuitThe last time a sitting governor spoke directly before a committee was in 2007, when Sarah Palin testified on an ethics bill.