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Senate panel supports alcohol ‘no sell’ list

The state Senate Finance Committee is supporting a proposal that establishes a “no-sell” list of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

The Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some contentious elements and adding more funding.

Double Rock Band to perform at Alaska Folk Festival

Double Rock Band to perform at Alaska Folk Festival

The Double Rock Band is made up of three Sperl siblings and a friend. The Sperls live on a little family farm about a 20 minute drive south of Petersburg.

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Southeast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

The State of Alaska may sue to set up a right-of-way through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

A constitutional amendment that would reconfigure a commission tasked with vetting judges was pulled from a vote in the Alaska Senate on Monday.

Lance Mackey arrested for violating condition release

Lance Mackey arrested for violating condition release

A four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion was arraigned Monday after a weekend arrest.

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

The Kensington Mine near Juneau produced about 25,400 ounces of gold during the first three months of 2014, about the same as the first quarter of 2013.

Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.