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Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found dead

Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found deadBob Tkacz was a fixture in the capital press corps for years. His death is not considered suspicious.

With Senate change, State House feels ripple effects

With Senate change, State House feels ripple effectsHere’s looks at how power shifted in the Capitol when the Bipartisan Coalition lost control of the State Senate in 2012

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretch

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretchWith three months to go before the primary election, groups with a stake in the oil tax referendum are ramping up their campaigns.

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched Alaska

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched AlaskaIn Sen. Ted Stevens’ day, Alaska thrived on earmarks, the congressional practice of directing federal dollars to home-state projects.

Group challenging Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban

Group challenging Alaska’s same-sex marriage banFive gay couples are trying to strike down Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Parnell signs gasline legislation

Parnell signs gasline legislationThe proposed natural gas project is seen as a lifeline for the state, as North Slope oil production declines and state revenue dwindles.

Alaska GOP aims to block party coups

Alaska GOP aims to block party coupsThe Alaska Republican Party has taken measures to prevent a takeover by libertarian and Tea Party activists.

Lindsey Holmes not seeking reelection to House seat

Lindsey Holmes not seeking reelection to House seatWest Anchorage Republican Lindsey Holmes will not be running for reelection to the Alaska House of Representatives.

Ballot initiatives could boost younger, liberal voter turnout

Ballot initiatives could boost younger, liberal voter turnoutWhen the Republican-led Legislature went into overtime last week, they knocked a set of citizen’s initiatives onto an already packed November ballot.