City’s public defender retiring after working more than 11,000 cases in 17 years

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:47
Attorney considers income inequality, early childhood education major factors in person’s future

“I consider that a life’s work,” Tom Wagner said.

Health care cost transparency rules gain advocates

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:22

Officials say they’ve seen benefits of a health care cost transparency ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly last February, and now Ketchikan is exploring a similar measure to receive price tags for care.

Joint board of fish, game considers meeting

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:37

The two boards regulating fisheries and game in the state are considering a joint meeting next spring.

Juneau man plays Santa for nearly 40 years

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:31

When Jack Marshall first donned the white gloves to spread Christmas cheer, the year was 1978. The hot gift was the Atari 2600 video game console that retailed for $199, what would be upward of $750 in today’s dollars.

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.