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Walker submits skeletal capital budget

Walker submits skeletal capital budgetWith oil prices now crashing, Gov. Bill Walker has halved Parnell’s proposal to $106 million in unrestricted general fund spending — the money that legislators can appropriate with no strings attached.

Petition against corruption needs 30,000 signatures to make 2016 ballot

Former state Republican representative and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Ray Metcalfe is leading the effort.

Will there be a second season of Alaska Robotics News?

Will there be a second season of Alaska Robotics News?The Juneau-based video collective is once again raising money for its satirical news series.

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficits

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficitsWhen lawmakers passed their budget this spring, they planned for a gap of $1.4 billion. The deficit for that same budget has now ballooned to $3.5 billion.

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designation

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designationAn article published last month in the Journal of Heredity concludes that DNA evidence does not support listing Southeast Alaska wolves as a distinct sub-species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. However, others say the same research supports that distinction.

Walker to review applicants for National Guard’s top post

Walker’s Republican predecessor Sean Parnell was in the process of finding a new adjutant general at the time of the election.

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open house

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open houseGov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and their families greeted Juneau residents at the Governor's Mansion Tuesday for the annual holiday open house.

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soon

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soonWalker is considering his options for commissioners of Education and Environmental Conservation.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbers

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbersHoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.