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ANCHORAGE - Six Greenpeace activists protesting Arctic offshore drilling on Monday boarded a drill rig as it was transported across the Pacific Ocean toward Seattle, where it will be staged for drilling on Shell leases in Alaska waters.

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:24pm

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers continue to work on bills related to the legalization of marijuana even though pot became legal earlier this year.

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:24pm

Alaska’s current budget crisis can easily be blamed on the plunge in oil prices, which are less than half what they were nine months ago, but some responsibility should be laid at the door of the state’s citizens, who are largely disconnected from state spending decisions — except to spend mor...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:23pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - As the Legislature enters the final two weeks of the scheduled 90-day session, one of the major unresolved issues is whether consensus can be reached on a Medicaid expansion and reform package.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 9:19pm

Student Jackson Blackwell is diving into local politics as a Soldotna High School sophomore.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:46pm

NELSON LAGOON, Alaska - A 21-year-old man in an Alaska Peninsula village died when he was thrown from a vehicle that flipped at a high rate of speed. Alaska State Troopers say Elijah Ethan Johnson died at Nelson Lagoon.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 9:19pm

Hundreds of pinwheels were planted in Soldotna on Friday to highlight the importance of child abuse prevention. The Central Peninsula Child Advocacy Center helped organize the event, which was held in front of the Soldotna Police Station.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 9:19pm

Monday 10:00 a.m. The Senate Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 26 Budget: Capital. Testimony will be taken with a 2 minute limit. Written testimony may be sent via email to: Monday 1:00 p.m.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:46pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Republican legislator has proposed a personal state income tax as Alaska grapples with projected multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices. Homer Rep.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 9:26pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Eagle River Republican has proposed a constitutional amendment limiting the terms of state legislators. HJR 21, from Rep.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 9:27pm


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