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Lawmakers seek answers on rape kit backlog

Lawmakers seek answers on rape kit backlog

When the Legislature’s research department was asked to find how many rape kits sat on shelves waiting to be analyzed, it kept hearing one answer: Unknown.
Alaska Senate delays vote on pot legislation

Alaska Senate delays vote on pot legislation

The Alaska Senate has delayed a vote on its signature marijuana bill after saying they need more time to consider an amendment that would largely…

Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdle

Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdle

Anchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she's not out to destroy the agency. …

In continuing fight, public broadcasting funding axed

In continuing fight, public broadcasting funding axed

Mat-Su Republican Mike Dunleavy warned that the cuts would be deep before announcing them at a Thursday meeting.…

Legislative analyst offers gloomy budget outlook

Legislative analyst offers gloomy budget outlook

A standing-room-only crowd gathered to watch a special budget presentation that had been discussed in murmurs for weeks. …

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Senate panel restores some funding for university system

Senate panel restores some funding for university system

A Senate subcommittee has restored $6.8 million cut by the House to the University of Alaska system budget.…

Gov expected to introduce property tax bill for gas project

Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says the formula will lay out a structure so the parties know the variables…

Walker leads Choose Respect rally as senators cut funding

Walker leads Choose Respect rally as senators cut funding

Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday led a Choose Respect rally to end domestic violence and sexual assault in…

Alaska Senate votes to sunset school bond payment program

Alaska Senate votes to sunset school bond payment program

The Alaska Senate has passed a bill that would stop state reimbursement of new school bonds, including ones…

Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substance

Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substance

A bloc of Democrats opposed the move. Sen. Bill Wielechowski argued that it was contrary to the intent…

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