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AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptions

AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptionsThey say the state’s position in the case Tununuk v. the state of Alaska erects barriers between tribal children and tribal homes.

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is among 47 Republican senators who signed a letter to Iran’s leadership Monday. The letter concerns President Obama’s negotiations for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program without involving Congress.

Skagway assembly reviews port expansion design options

It’s a big step in the ongoing project aimed at modernizing the ore dock and ship loader and provide more space with the port for more cruise and industrial traffic.

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansion

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansionSen. Pete Kelly plans to introduce a bill aimed at reforming the current Medicaid system.

Lawmakers discuss new approach to marijuana legalization

Assistant Attorney General Kaci Schroeder told the committee that language making it clear that hash and hash oil would be treated the same as other forms of marijuana was helpful for clarifying the law.

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect serviceOne of the Alaska Marine Highway’s new ferry engines is down. That could affect service in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

District’s budget proposes maintaining class sizes, cuts to activities

District’s budget proposes maintaining class sizes, cuts to activitiesOf the $2 million worth of budget cuts, the largest is almost $700,000 for high school activities.

Senate Republicans preview Medicaid reform bill

Senate Republicans preview Medicaid reform billSenator Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, previewed a bill he is planning to introduce this week to reform the current Medicaid system.

Officer & Senator: Sullivan cedes command but says roles jibe

Officer & Senator: Sullivan cedes command but says roles jibeNow that he’s a senator, the Marines have removed him from his assignment as a commander, saying it’s incompatible with congressional office.

Lawmakers consider new approach to marijuana legalization

Lawmakers consider new approach to marijuana legalizationThe Senate Finance Committee on Monday heard about a new draft of the bill intended to decriminalize possession, growth and transportation of limited amounts of marijuana for adults 21 years and older.