JUNEAU - During an emotionally charged hearing Thursday, lawmakers heard personal testimony from individuals who believed a loved one would have benefited from the right to choose to die with the help of a physician.
The city of Soldotna wants to put more city-owned land back into private hands.
An ordinance was introduced at Wednesday's city council meeting that would allow the city to sell some property it no longer deems necessary for municipal use.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be collecting sales tax on non-prepared food items for six months out of the year. The move extends the tax by three months - it will be collected from April 1 through September 31.
Cook Inlet personal use fisheries have seen continual growth and 2014 was no exception.
Some 35,989 people applied for personal use fishing permits, an all-time high according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game harvest and effort estimates.