Murkowski introduces bill to study ocean acidification

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:51
Warm water changes Ph of oceans, spurring crab dieoff and hurting salmon prey

Global warming is causing ocean water to become less like baking soda and more like milk, chemically speaking.

Governor’s budget includes paying off tax credits, payroll tax

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:45

Gov. Bill Walker is asking the Alaska Legislature to again consider new taxes to help support state spending in Fiscal Year 2019.

Marijuana board orders Fairbanks manufacturer to close

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:37
Frozen Budz was accused of selling moldy, over-strong muffins and other marijuana edibles

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board has given the death penalty to one of Alaska’s largest manufacturers of edible marijuana products.

Legislature to consider worker’s comp overhaul

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

A bill before the Legislature in the upcoming session would overhaul workers’ compensation to lessen the overall cost of the program in the state.

Pushing back against the greying of the fleet

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:07
Two of five Young Fishing Fellows inaugural class hail from Juneau

Two of five Young Fishing Fellows in inaugural class hail from Juneau and will help steward projects aimed at increasing youth access to the fishing industry.

Peninsula legislators preview next session

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:46

With a month until legislators head back to Juneau for the next regular session, the House and Senate majorities are as far apart as last year about budget fixes.

Jury finds man guilty of running heroin, meth ring in Southeast Alaska

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:13
Man faces mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison

A Washington man is facing a minimum of five years in jail after a jury found him guilty of running a drug trafficking ring in Southeast Alaska.

A look at the changes in SB54

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:29

One week ago, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 54 after an extended special session.

Walker touts trade relations with China after gasline talks

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:30

Gov. Bill Walker is hopeful the inroads his administration has made with top-level officials in the Chinese government through cooperation on the Alaska LNG Project can be parlayed into partnerships for other industries.

Murkowski will vote for GOP tax bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 21:03
• U.S. Senate passage could come by week’s end • Protesters gather in Juneau to oppose decision

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will support the Republican tax reform plan, she announced in a written statement Wednesday afternoon.