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Court rejects Alaska appeal over fishing rights

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by the state of Alaska in a long-running fight over the control of rivers and the fishing and hunting rights of Native Alaskans.

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

The head of the state’s largest labor union says Alaska AFL-CIO would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure.

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

James Michael Wells is charged with murder counts in the deaths of 51-year-old Richard Belisle and 41-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins.

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review whether or not Southeast Alaska wolves should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

While the Legislature is still hammering out how much money to put toward the base student allocation, the Senate Finance Committee has included a major injection of funds in their version of the operating budget.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Senate passes bill to limit access to certain court records

Sen. Fred Dyson’s bill would make it so all criminal cases that result in a dismissal or an acquittal are considered confidential.

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

With talk of minimum wage bill, initiative sponsors on guard

Legislators are talking about making the change to minimum wage themselves. But initiative sponsors are not welcoming the possibility.

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists and several lawmakers said Congress needs to pony up for an earthquake early warning system.

Tsunami warning test too real?

Tsunami warning test too real?

Thursday morning’s live test of the state’s Tsunami Warning System went pretty well — except many people didn’t realize it was a test.