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Fairbanks lawmaker’s birth control comments spark criticism

Fairbanks lawmaker’s birth control comments spark criticism

A Fairbanks state senator has been labeled as an enemy in the “war on women” by national media outlets for comments he made about birth control.

Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez measure

Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez measure

A Senate committee took up a resolution calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration for damages caused by the Exxon Valdez.

Ex-secretary of state endorses Dan Sullivan in tight U.S. Senate race

Ex-secretary of state endorses Dan Sullivan in tight U.S. Senate race

Former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice stars in an ad for Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

A Fairbanks lawmaker says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis.

Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

The House Judiciary Committee has moved a bill giving limited immunity for those who seek medical assistance for someone suffering a drug overdose.

As public testimony floods in, permitting bill’s future uncertain

As public testimony floods in, permitting bill’s future uncertain

Opposition has come out strong and fast, key senators are on the fence, and movement on the controversial permitting bill has stalled.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary bill

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary bill

For the second time this legislative session, Alaska Marine Highway workers were shut out from testifying against a bill that would cut their salaries.

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

After six hours of debate, the state Senate voted in favor of a bill advancing a natural gas megaproject where Alaska is a part owner.

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

A bill authorizing the state to build a billion-dollar bridge across the Knik Arm is back for consideration.