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Dr. Walter Soboleff Day bill signed into law

Dr. Walter Soboleff Day bill signed into lawAbout 100 of the late Tlingit elder’s family and friends gathered at Juneau’s Marine Park for the bill signing ceremony on Wednesday

Mallott raises most funds, but Parnell maintains biggest bank account

Mallott raises most funds, but Parnell maintains biggest bank accountDemocratic candidate for governor Byron Mallott was the top fundraiser this reporting period, but Republican incumbent Sean Parnell maintains the most money going into the general election.

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violations

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violationsRep. Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, acknowledged that he mixed up his campaign contributions with his personal savings and failed to make accurate and timely disclosures.

Judge blocks law limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

A superior court judge has blocked a law restricting Medicaid payments for abortion from going into effect.

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm Bridge

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm BridgeMore than 50 people gathered in the Government Hill neighborhood to protest the demolition of two homes. The state is clearing the land to make way for the proposed but not yet funded Knik Arm Bridge.

In fight over marijuana, alcohol becomes taboo

In fight over marijuana, alcohol becomes tabooWhile alcohol is usually a fixture of most political fundraisers, there will be no wine or cocktails at events focused on the marijuana initiative.

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?Though the Juneau Chamber of Commerce opposes the repeal of a major oil and gas tax law, it invited in speakers Thursday on both sides of the issue

Legislators authorize $500,000 for Anchorage LIO furniture

Legislators authorize $500,000 for Anchorage LIO furnitureThe state will spend up to $500,000 to furnish the new Anchorage legislative information office.

FAA hazardous material fine prompts legislators to redo relocation policy

FAA hazardous material fine prompts legislators to redo relocation policyThe Legislative Council has amended their moving reimbursement policy after the FAA discovered hazardous materials in a representative’s air freight.

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission listens to community input

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission listens to community inputThe Alaska Arctic Policy Commission held a listening session yesterday in Anchorage.