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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

A two-month investigation into distribution of methamphetamines and heroin in the Kasilof area resulted in the arrest of six people Thursday. At about 9:30 a.m.

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

For nearly four years the students at Tebughna School in the village of Tyonek have been working to improve their lunches.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:45pm


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