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New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residents

New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residentsThey would have to be an Alaska resident for at least one year before they can apply, and would need to go through fingerprinting and background checks.

Senate panel holding summit on crime

Sen. Lesil McGuire says if the state continues on the path it's on, it will have to build a new prison.

House passes bill to expand Fairbanks migratory bird refuge

The House voted 37-1 Monday for a bill that would expand Creamer's Field, a migratory waterfowl refuge in Fairbanks, by adding four parcels of state land to the existing 1,800-acre preserve.

Commercial fisheries commission chief reacts to being on chopping block

Commercial fisheries commission chief reacts to being on chopping blockBruce Twomley says the work the commission does is complicated and specialized.

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher question

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher questionWith a crowd of charter school students in the gallery, the Alaska State House used a school choice resolution as a proxy for a debate on vouchers on Monday.

Walker files bill to create marijuana control board

Walker files bill to create marijuana control boardJust one day before marijuana possession becomes legal in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker has filed legislation to create a marijuana control board.

Wrangell Assembly asks state to fully fund revenue sharing

Wrangell Assembly asks state to fully fund revenue sharingBorough Manager Jeff Jabusch said without the revenue sharing program, Wrangell would have to increase property taxes by 40 percent to keep up current services.

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuitA Ketchikan judge says he will decide by today whether he should approve a stay of his January decision regarding an education funding case between the State of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Maw withdraws from consideration for Board of Fisheries position

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader John Coghill’s office confirmed the withdrawal of Dr. Roland Maw but couldn’t provide additional details.

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repeal

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repealAlaska’s film and television producers fear an attempt to repeal the 7-year-old tax credit system will stifle their growing industry.