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Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designation

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designationAn article published last month in the Journal of Heredity concludes that DNA evidence does not support listing Southeast Alaska wolves as a distinct sub-species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. However, others say the same research supports that distinction.

Walker to review applicants for National Guard’s top post

Walker’s Republican predecessor Sean Parnell was in the process of finding a new adjutant general at the time of the election.

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil prices

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil pricesThe state of Alaska is facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit this year, $2.1 billion more than when lawmakers left Juneau in April, amid slumping oil prices.

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open house

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open houseGov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and their families greeted Juneau residents at the Governor's Mansion Tuesday for the annual holiday open house.

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soon

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soonWalker is considering his options for commissioners of Education and Environmental Conservation.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbers

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbersHoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.

Walker releases Parnell budget as placeholder

Gov. Bill Walker has released his predecessor’s budget without changes and without endorsement.

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declaration

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declarationDuring Walker's campaign, he said the first thing he would do as governor would be to issue a declaration of disaster on the cost of energy in Interior Alaska.

New attorney general to review gay marriage case, guard issues

Alaska's new attorney general says he will view litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines.