New life for North Slope 100 million years in the making

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:03

All of a sudden, Alaska has more than 400,000 barrels per day of new oil potential.

Senate kills income tax

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:42

The Alaska Senate on Friday voted 15-4 to kill an income tax proposed by the House, all but ensuring the Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit will not be solved this year.

Senate budget cuts holes in public health service

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:03

The state’s public health division has been whittled down significantly over the past several years and is facing more cuts this year.

Alaska lawmaker under fire after ‘free trip’ abortion claim

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 22:29

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers on Friday demanded a public apology from a Republican legislator who said there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a “free trip to the city” for abortions.

Alaska’s Young votes for health care law overhaul

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 21:26

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young was among a majority of House members who voted Thursday to change the Obama-era health care law, saying inaction on fixing what he sees as a broken system was not an option.

Agencies struggle to fill Seward Highway gap left by trooper withdrawal

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:57

Drivers on the Seward Highway between McHugh Creek and the Turnagain Pass are facing a potential law enforcement coverage gap as Alaska State Troopers withdraw and remaining agencies struggle to figure out a plan.

Alaska lawmakers mull measure calling abortion ‘child abuse’

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 21:49

JUNEAU (AP) — A conservative lawmaker has successfully tacked an anti-abortion message onto an otherwise innocuous resolution in the Alaska House aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse.

Alaska Legislature defies governor’s call to weigh nominees

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:44

JUNEAU — Alaska Republican legislators on Thursday defied Gov. Bill Walker’s call to take confirmation votes on his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts, including attorney general.

Legislature to help families of slain police, firefighters

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:25

In 2011, Brandy Johnson spoke with her husband, Scott Johnson, about retiring.

House approves income tax

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 22:15

It was tax day.