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Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plans

Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plansA member of a group that formed after the Selendang Ayu ran aground a decade ago, is calling for more rescue tugs, monitoring and risk management measures in the Bering Strait and Unimak Pass.

Alaska Supreme Court clears Bristol Bay Initiative for ballot

Alaska Supreme Court clears Bristol Bay Initiative for ballotAn initiative that would add another roadblock to the Pebble Mine project will appear on the ballot this fall, now that a legal challenge against it has failed.

All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decision

All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decisionAlaska officials are hoping the Transportation Infrastructure Finance in Innovation Act will lend the state more than $340 million for the Knik Bridge.

Native voting rights case kicks off

A federal trial is underway to determine whether the State of Alaska does enough to serve voters who speak Native languages.

Gov. Parnell signs $3 billion PERS/TRS infusion bill

Gov. Parnell signs $3 billion PERS/TRS infusion billGov. Sean Parnell on Monday signed House Bill 385, which transfers $3 billion in state savings to Alaska's pension systems

New state law to bring back universal vaccine access

New state law to bring back universal vaccine accessUniversal access to vaccines may be back, with a law that uses the state as a broker between insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies to get a bulk discount.

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper gifts

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper giftsThe U.S. House Ethics Committee today issued a letter of reprove to Alaska Congressman Don Young

The state ferry Columbia returns

The state ferry Columbia returnsThe state ferry Columbia is transporting passengers again this week after being out of commission for nearly nine months.

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firsts

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firstsFor 32 communities inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, enforcement is being carried out not by the state, but by the federal officers.

U.S. Senators work to allow foreign students back in fish plants

In Congress yesterday, a bill that would allow foreign students to work in Alaska fish processing plants cleared a major committee.