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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.

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budget

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budgetThe Haines Borough Police Department and dispatch services could face a dramatic funding loss under Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget.

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence Chief Justice Dana Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s funding in her annual speech to the Legislature on Wednesday.

Pension reentry case before Alaska Supreme Court

Pension reentry case before Alaska Supreme CourtPeter Metcalfe of Juneau claims the State of Alaska breached its contractual obligations to employees.

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schools

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schoolsNew legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska.

Rep. Drummond says “death with dignity” not same as suicide

Rep. Drummond says “death with dignity” not same as suicideA bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature this week opens debate on "death with dignity" in the state. The legislation would allow terminally ill residents to request a lethal prescription to end their life.

Lawmakers consider repeal of some credits and subsidies

Lawmakers consider repeal of some credits and subsidiesEvery year, the state of Alaska forgoes roughly a billion dollars because of tax credits, subsidies, and fee exemptions.

Alaska delegation seeks new limits on natl. monuments

Alaska delegation seeks new limits on natl. monumentsSenators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are co-sponsoring a bill that would require lawmakers to sign off before a president can set up a national monument.

In a social media fracas, Walker withdraws appointee

In a social media fracas, Walker withdraws appointeeJeff Landfield’s nomination was withdrawn because of “disrespectful” and “misogynistic” images posted to his social media account.