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Gregory Bosick helps haul in a purse seine on the Sea Prince January 11, 2015, while fishing for pollock in Kachemak Bay as part of an experimental fishery.

Upping their groundfish game

Despite more than thirty years of fishing around Alaska, Kasilof fisherman Rob Nelson had never let out a net hoping to catch pollock before December.

by Molly Dischner

Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Even with the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bill Walker for next year, the state will still face the potential of having to draw on $3.3 billion from its savings, his budget director said Friday.
Becky Bohrer

Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers hope to fast track a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, but legalization advocates disagree with the way legislators propose going about it.
Molly Dischner

Kenai considers ending library commission

After the success of the Kenai Public Library’s 2011 expansion project, during which the library moved into the building it currently occupies, the seven members of the city’s library commission felt a loss of purpose, said library...
BEN BOETTGER

Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

Anglers on the most heavily used river in the state will be joined by another group of fishermen this year after the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday voted to allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai River.
Rashah McChesney and DJ Summers
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