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Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents have started a letter writing campaign to urge the state to reconstruct the Crystal Lake hatchery facilities destroyed by fire earlier this month.

Judge overturns initiative restricting large mines

Judge overturns initiative restricting large mines

A state judge has overturned a 2011 Bristol Bay community initiative to restrict large-scale mining, a victory for supporters of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Tsunami debris clean up is slowed by huge volume, rugged terrain

Tsunami debris clean up is slowed by huge volume, rugged terrain

The state is planning an aerial survey this spring to figure out how much new debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami has arrived on Alaska’s shores.

University President says gun bill unacceptable

University President says gun bill unacceptable

UA President Pat Gamble says a bill permitting concealed handguns on campus is unacceptable.

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hate

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hate

In Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, there’s been so much talk about the billionaire Koch Brothers you might think they were running for office.

Complaints of bedbugs increase in Alaska

Complaints of bedbugs increase in Alaska

State health officials say bedbugs are on the rise in Alaska.

HUD awards $2.2M for Alaska housing improvements

HUD awards $2.2M for Alaska housing improvements

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. has a little more money to work with thanks to HUD grants

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

After six hours of debate, the state Senate voted in favor of a bill advancing a natural gas megaproject where Alaska is a part owner.

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

A bill authorizing the state to build a billion-dollar bridge across the Knik Arm is back for consideration.

State, feds to weigh options in Exxon Valdez case

State, feds to weigh options in Exxon Valdez case

The state and federal governments have told a federal judge they are reviewing information from studies on the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.