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Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment process

Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment process

The Alaska State House opened debate on a bill putting limits on state Medicaid payments for abortions on Thursday, only to shelve it and delay a final vote to Sunday.

Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command

Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command

Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo on June 12 will transfer authority to Rear Adm. Daniel Abel at a ceremony in Juneau.

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

A bill that would allow landlords to garnish tenants’ Permanent Fund dividends to pay for repairs is headed for a full House vote.

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

Scott Jepsen with ConocoPhillips Alaska says the oil tax cut approved by lawmakers last year improved the business climate in the state.

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil production

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil production

The Senate Resources Chair cut off microphones when the Minority Leader attempted to explain why industry experts should be required to testify under oath.

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

The sponsor of an amendment to reconfigure the Judicial Council says he wants a vote on the bill, even if the outcome is not guaranteed to be favorable.

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complex

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complex

The State is looking into the legality of using money earmarked for building repairs to construct a new tennis complex in Anchorage.

Can an aggressive Russia remain our nice Arctic neighbor?

Can an aggressive Russia remain our nice Arctic neighbor?

Arctic experts are wondering about international relations in the Arctic and whether the era of cooperation with Russia is over.

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Senate Majority Leader John Coghill says there’s probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage.

Senate panel supports alcohol ‘no sell’ list

The state Senate Finance Committee is supporting a proposal that establishes a “no-sell” list of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage.