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JUNEAU - Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:17pm

A former Nikiski teacher accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting one of his students has had his trial pushed back to mid-August due to his lawyer's busy schedule and a pending request for more information about the victim.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:16pm

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker plans to continue to push the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska has been pursuing with oil and gas and pipeline companies, Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told legislators Tuesday.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:16pm

Gov. Bill Walker's shakeup of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is off to a rough start.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:15pm

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is currently investigating Roland Maw — nominated by Walker to a seat on the board to replace former chair Karl Johnstone — over holding resident licenses in Montana while drawing the benefits of Alaska residency, including Alaska Permanent Fund dividends and resident fish and game licenses.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:50pm

The local chapter of the Key Coalition, a group advocating on behalf of people seeking state aid for developmental disabilities, held its annual rally on Friday at Soldotna Creek Park. Volunteer organizer Lynette Haas of Hope Community Resources, one of the Coalition’s member groups, said that app...

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 8:24pm

Editor's Note: Edited to correct the title of city manager Rick Koch, which was incorrectly given as "city planner." The non-profit Kenai Performers theater group has requested a donation of land from the city of Kenai for the construction of a theater to serve as the group’s permanent home. The P...

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 8:20pm

JUNEAU - Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana: How did this happen? Alaskans voted 53-47 percent in November to legalize marijuana use by adults in non-public places.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:27pm


Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:28pm

The Board of Education will be asked to approve the 2015-2016 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on April 6, and must submit the finalized version to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly by May 1.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:28pm


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