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As oil tax referendum nears, Dems try making bet with Governor

A pair of Anchorage Democrats are calling on Gov. Sean Parnell to pass legislation serving as a guarantee that the new oil tax system will lead to more production on the North Slope.

As festival season kicks off, so does campaign season

As festival season kicks off, so does campaign seasonNow that the filing deadline has passed, campaign season in Alaska has started in earnest.

Centennial Hall roof work to stop during Celebration

Centennial Hall roof work to stop during CelebrationNorth Pacific Erectors began mobilizing for the $1.4 million project about three weeks ago

Juneau man solves mystery of governor’s mansion photo

Juneau man solves mystery of governor’s mansion photoTerry VanLeuven owns the original black and white photo found in the attic of the Alaska Governor's Mansion

Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found dead

Alaska journalist Bob Tkacz found deadBob Tkacz was a fixture in the capital press corps for years. His death is not considered suspicious.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Parnell signs gasline legislation

Parnell signs gasline legislationThe proposed natural gas project is seen as a lifeline for the state, as North Slope oil production declines and state revenue dwindles.

Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegations

Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegationsParnell’s commissioner of the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs, Major General Thomas Katkus says the federal investigation should help improve the system.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegations

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegationsGovernor Sean Parnell is defending his decision to wait four years to request a federal investigation into reports of a sexual assault problem in the Alaska National Guard.