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House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custody

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custodyPets could be considered marital property under a bill proposed in the state House.

Legislator says mandating GMO-labels empowers shoppers

Legislator says mandating GMO-labels empowers shoppersAnchorage Rep. Geran Tarr concedes there is no clear consensus about whether eating genetically-modified foods is harmful, but she’s not taking any chances. House Bill 92 aims to help GMO-cautious consumers identify which foods in Alaska have been genetically engineered.

Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the year

Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the yearThe Alaska Youth for Environmental Action awards go to Reps. Andy Josephson, Charisse Millett, Les Gara and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of Stevens

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of StevensThe resolution follows a decision earlier this year upholding the reversal of suspensions of two federal prosecutors accused of withholding evidence in Stevens' corruption trial.

At National Guard confirmation hearing, the political becomes personal

At a pair of confirmation hearings on Tuesday, Laurie Hummel was asked about her plans for reforming the Guard, and went through a personal line of questioning along the way.

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 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.

Why time zones are a sore subject for Juneau

Why time zones are a sore subject for JuneauJuneau's history of time zones is quite complicated. New legislation could heal an old "war wound" for when the capital city moved off Pacific Time in 1983.

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panelAlaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher question

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher questionWith a crowd of charter school students in the gallery, the Alaska State House used a school choice resolution as a proxy for a debate on vouchers on Monday.