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Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Alaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase.
Life on ice at the top of the world

Life on ice at the top of the world

On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way…

Alaska senators split on Homeland Security funding

Lisa Murkowski sided with Republican leaders to pass the bill. Sen. Dan Sullivan was among a minority of senators who voted against it, because it…

Murkowski skeptical of Forest Service’s Tongass plan

Murkowski skeptical of Forest Service’s Tongass plan

The Forest Service chief says he’s planning sales of 70 million board feet a year for the next two years, but Murkowski is skeptical.…

Regulators propose permanent definition of public place

Regulators propose permanent definition of public place

A state board wants to make permanent the emergency regulation passed this week defining public places where marijuana can't be smoked.…

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Fiber optic cable proposed for Upper Lynn Canal

Alaska Power and Telephone is proposing laying a submarine fiber optic cable from Juneau to Haines and Skagway.…

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation dispute

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation dispute

Southeast trollers want to see an increase in their share of hatchery-produced chum salmon.…

Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

Throughout rural Alaska, there's about $900 million in needed water and sewer work.…

Early education programs on chopping block

Pre-kindergarten grants, Parents as Teachers, Best Beginnings — all of these early learning programs were zeroed out in…

New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residents

New marijuana bill would require sellers to be residents

They would have to be an Alaska resident for at least one year before they can apply, and…

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