The state and federal governments say they are closer to deciding whether to pursue additional money for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.
A state Senate committee heard presentations on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and enable states to overturn certain federal decisions.
Applicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped.
The state on Monday asked the Alaska Supreme Court for more time in a case involving the adoption of a Yup’ik child, a case that tribes say will determine how the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, will be implemented in Alaska.
Richards told the House Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing that his duty is to defend the state's constitution.
Pets could be considered marital property under a bill proposed in the state House.
A conservative Republican lawmaker who broke with her caucus in voting against the state operating budget has been stripped of most of her committee assignments.
The state operating budget cleared a hurdle this past week by passing the Alaska House. It's on its way to the Senate.
Gov. Bill Walker named two Alaska fishermen as his top picks to serve on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
A Medicaid reform bill has been filed in the Alaska Senate. Many Republican legislators have said reform of the state’s low-income health care program must happen before they accept federal dollars to expand it.