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Walker halts eminent domain of property for bridge project

Walker halts eminent domain of property for bridge projectGov. Bill Walker has stopped the state transportation department from seizing the land occupied by a sandwich shop in Anchorage for a bridge project that may be put on hold.

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?Could the firing of three top state transportation officials put the Alaska Marine Highway at risk? That’s what some ferry supporters are asking.

Board of Game chases ‘wounded game’ regulation to next meeting

Board of Game chases ‘wounded game’ regulation to next meetingEthical hunters pursue and dispatch wounded game they've failed to kill with a clean kill shot. A proposed regulation could make that illegal in some circumstances.

With focus on budget, social issues may be left behind

With focus on budget, social issues may be left behindLawmakers expect bills on social issues, like abortion, to get less attention than last cycle.

New population estimate shows slight decline in Alaska

he state demographer estimates Alaska's population is shrinking — slightly.

Anchorage Democrats push bills combating sexual assault, retaliation in National Guard

Anchorage Democrats push bills combating sexual assault, retaliation in National GuardTwo lawmakers introduced a group of bills today designed to fix issues within the Alaska National Guard.

Walker to lay out priorities, discuss budget in 2 speeches

Walker to lay out priorities, discuss budget in 2 speechesGov. Bill Walker will be giving two addresses before a joint session of the Alaska Legislature next week.

UAS closes bookstore, prepares for tight budget times

UAS closes bookstore, prepares for tight budget times"The bookstore had not been profitable for quite a few years," says UAS Vice Chancellor Michael Ciri.

Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunch

Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunchLike most lawmakers, Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan expects Alaska’s multibillion dollar deficit to be the top issue during the upcoming legislative session.

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlook

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlookJonathan Kreiss-Tomkins thinks the state’s financial situation will mean a new reality for the state legislature in the upcoming session.