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Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Sen. Fred Dyson’s bill would make it so all criminal cases that result in a dismissal or an acquittal are considered confidential.

Alaska legislature forwards Erin’s Law

Alaska legislature forwards Erin’s Law

House Bill 233, requiring school districts to implement sexual abuse education, gets bipartisan support.

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

Legislators are talking about making the change to minimum wage themselves. But initiative sponsors are not welcoming the possibility.

Tsunami warning test too real?

Tsunami warning test too real?

Thursday morning’s live test of the state’s Tsunami Warning System went pretty well — except many people didn’t realize it was a test.

Gov. Parnell Asking For Investigation National Guard Sexual Assaults

Gov. Parnell Asking For Investigation National Guard Sexual Assaults

Governor Parnell is asking the federal National Guard Bureau to investigate cases of sexual assault in Alaska’s National Guard.

Proposal to elect attorney general advances

Proposal to elect attorney general advances

A House Committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the state attorney general an elected, rather than appointed, position.

Choose Respect rally draws big crowd

Choose Respect rally draws big crowd

By participating in the march, Lt. Kris Sell hopes to show victims that police officers support them and want to stop the violence.

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws critics

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws critics

Two bills dealing with Alaska Native issues got different receptions from members of the Legislature on Thursday.

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutes

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutes

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery had its third opening Wednesday, concentrated in the waters just south of downtown.

Murkowski presses demand for King Cove road

Murkowski presses demand for King Cove road

Murkowski has been hammering Jewell in the press for months over her decision in December rejecting the road, through 10 miles of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to Cold Bay.