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JUNEAU - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

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

KODIAK (AP) - The Kodiak animal shelter is reaching out to other shelters around Alaska to find extra dogs for the island community, which has seen low numbers of adoptable pets recently.

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

JUNEAU - Alaska's minimum wage will rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers. Voters in November overwhelmingly approved raising the minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75 per hour, effective Jan. 1.

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

Unmanned aircraft operators were given an outline for flight standards Feb. 15 when the Federal Aviation Administration released its proposed rules for drone flights.

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

JUNEAU - A state official says a controversial Board of Fisheries appointee has indicated he no longer wants to be considered for a seat on the board.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:42pm

JUNEAU - Major transportation projects are being put on hold, or remain in limbo, as the state of Alaska deals with the fallout of declining oil prices and the changing priorities of a new administration.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:42pm

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.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:41pm

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.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:41pm

JUNEAU - If people are uncomfortable with the impact of rescheduling ferry reservations, they will never be comfortable with the type of cuts needed to make the state budget work, a Senate Finance Committee member said during a hearing Friday.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:41pm

Students at Kenai Peninsula College will see a 5 percent increase in tuition following a Friday vote by the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:42pm

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