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State asks court for more time on adoption case

State asks court for more time on adoption caseThe state on Monday asked the Alaska Supreme Court for more time in a case involving the adoption of a Yup’ik child, a case that tribes say will determine how the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, will be implemented in Alaska.

Fresh, drifting snow slowing progress along Iditarod trail

Fresh, drifting snow slowing progress along Iditarod trailIn the final push for Nome, Iditarod mushers are making big moves and cutting rest, but fresh snow, and drifted trail isn’t only slowing the leaders – trail conditions have also slowed dog teams in chase mode.

Gay marriage among topics at Richards’ confirmation hearing

Richards told the House Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing that his duty is to defend the state's constitution.

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custody

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custodyPets could be considered marital property under a bill proposed in the state House.

Brothers plead guilty in Homer party harassment case

Two Homer brothers have pleaded guilty to harassing a 17-year-old boy passed out at a party in September 2012.

Potter to lead Glacier Valley Elementary permanently

Potter to lead Glacier Valley Elementary permanentlyLucy Potter has been the interim principal since the start of the school year.

Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget vote

Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget voteA conservative Republican lawmaker who broke with her caucus in voting against the state operating budget has been stripped of most of her committee assignments.

Iditarod mushers consider all their options as they head up the coast

Iditarod mushers consider all their options as they head up the coastEverything from the condition of the dogs, to the weather can change dramatically and quickly on the sea ice, and that has mushers scrutinizing their own decisions and those made by their fellow competitors.

Regents bill, ‘countermand’ convention among things to watch

Regents bill, ‘countermand’ convention among things to watchThe state operating budget cleared a hurdle this past week by passing the Alaska House. It's on its way to the Senate.

Gov. names Hull, Mezirow as top picks federal fishery panel

Gov. Bill Walker named two Alaska fishermen as his top picks to serve on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.