Senator, former backer of SB91, seeks its repeal

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:17

Sen. Mia Costello has heard enough.

Garbage bear shot dead

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:49

A black bear believed to have a taste for garbage was found dead Sept. 18 behind Mendenhall Mall. News of the death was released Friday by Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

Alaska Dispatch now in Chapter 7 to liquidate remaining assets

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:49

Any chance to reorganize Alice Rogoff’s remaining Alaska Dispatch newspaper holdings after the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was deemed at “0.00 percent” by her attorney at a Sept. 21 hearing, bad news for those left holding the bag on more than $2 million of debts.

Legislature’s mistake may shut down ferry system

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:01

A legislative mistake may mean a spring shutdown of the Alaska Marine Highway.

Mallott rejects salmon habitat ballot initiative

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 19:43

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied an application on Sept. 12 to put a voter initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot that would have tightened the state’s permitting requirements for development projects with the potential to impact salmon streams.

Chenault tests waters for gubernatorial bid

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:24

Nikiski’s state legislator is looking for support for a run for state governor.

Railbelt utilities make progress to pool resources

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:05

Leaders of Alaska’s largest electric utilities hope to have a green light from state regulators to form new infrastructure management companies in a little more than a year.

Alaska delegation reacts to Trump’s suspension of DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:04

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will end a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six months.

Summer marijuana boom continues with sales high

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 20:50

In just one month, the state of Alaska has collected a third of the marijuana tax revenue it recouped in the entire last fiscal year.

Two state lawsuits hold national implications

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 20:50

The state of Alaska is caught up in two fish and wildlife-related lawsuits in federal courts that could set precedents around the nation for years to come, both of which heavily involve the Kenai Peninsula.