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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit on federal lease sale

The Native Village of Point Hope says new safeguards will allow for safer Arctic Ocean exploration.

Public testimony planned on hunting, fishing license fees

Public testimony planned on hunting, fishing license feesRep. Dave Talerico introduced the bill, which would increase resident hunting, fishing, trapping and combination licenses by $5 to $7. The cost for king salmon and waterfowl stamps would also increase.

More than $2,000 stolen from Pel Meni

More than $2,000 stolen from Pel MeniThe thief entered the Merchants Wharf building downtown around 8:30 a.m. on March 14 and broke into Pel Meni.

Subcommittee proposes more cuts to transportation budget

Subcommittee proposes more cuts to transportation budgetIt would cut 88 positions throughout the department, 33 of those with the ferry system, compared to this year.

Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floor

Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floorHouse Speaker Mike Chenault introduced the bill after President Barack Obama announced his intention to permanently ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White House

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White HouseTheir message was less about Exxon and tanker safety than it was about Shell and its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea.

Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

The Senate Finance Committee moved a bill Monday that would stop state reimbursement for school bonds authorized between January 2015 and July 2020.

Lawmakers discuss federal child support law

State officials have said federal funding could be on the line if the Legislature does not take action to change state laws regarding child support payments.

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

U.S. Rep. Don Young has introduced legislation that would provide federal recognition for states that allow medical marijuana.

According to a press release from Young’s … more

Tsunami test across coastal Alaska Wednesday morning

Tsunami test across coastal Alaska Wednesday morningWednesday morning, shortly after 10 o'clock, the state will be testing the tsunami warning system around coastal Alaska.