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ABC Board discusses problems in marijuana regulation

ABC Board discusses problems in marijuana regulationAlaska's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board director has given recommendations on how to improve the rollout of marijuana regulation in the coming months.

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stay

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stayThe state has filed for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court pending the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.

Child sex abuse survivor wants to shatter the silence with Erin’s Law

Child sex abuse survivor wants to shatter the silence with Erin’s Law"I’m not just speaking on my own behalf. I’m speaking for tens of thousands of Alaska children. And what I’m saying is, ‘Help us,'" said David Holthouse.

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuit

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuitThe last time a sitting governor spoke directly before a committee was in 2007, when Sarah Palin testified on an ethics bill.

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budget

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budgetThe Haines Borough Police Department and dispatch services could face a dramatic funding loss under Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget.

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence Chief Justice Dana Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s funding in her annual speech to the Legislature on Wednesday.

Pension reentry case before Alaska Supreme Court

Pension reentry case before Alaska Supreme CourtPeter Metcalfe of Juneau claims the State of Alaska breached its contractual obligations to employees.

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schools

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schoolsNew legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska.

Rep. Drummond says “death with dignity” not same as suicide

Rep. Drummond says “death with dignity” not same as suicideA bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature this week opens debate on "death with dignity" in the state. The legislation would allow terminally ill residents to request a lethal prescription to end their life.

Lawmakers consider repeal of some credits and subsidies

Lawmakers consider repeal of some credits and subsidiesEvery year, the state of Alaska forgoes roughly a billion dollars because of tax credits, subsidies, and fee exemptions.