Alaska State Troopers investigate man who threatened lawmakers for ‘coddling the guilty’

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:51

House floor debates over Senate Bill 54 enter their fourth day today after a tumultuous weekend that saw the Speaker of the House warn Alaska State Troopers about threats against lawmakers.

Alaska House starts voting on rollback of criminal justice reform

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:02
With dozens of amendments expected, final passage possible early this week

As voting began Saturday morning on floor amendments to Senate Bill 54, members of the Alaska House of Representatives found themselves divided into two camps.

Gov. Bill Walker to travel to China with President Donald Trump

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:05

Gov. Bill Walker will be among the entourage of President Donald Trump as the president begins a trip to Asia this week.

Man charged with first-degree murder in Southeast shooting

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:55

A logging camp employee shot dead a fellow worker at a Prince of Wales Island camp on Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers say.

Analysis: ‘0 percent’ chance Legislature addresses deficit this year

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:47
Senate Majority maintains opposition to tax hike

On taxes, the gap between the coalition majority that runs the Alaska House of Representatives and the predominantly Republican Senate Majority can literally be measured in miles.

Flu tops murder for cause of death in Alaska in 2016

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:51

Flu and pneumonia killed more Alaskans in 2016 than assault or homicide, according to new statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Juneau couple survives Las Vegas shooting, recounts harrowing experience

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:12
Country needs to change way guns are regulated, they say

“We are the face of gun violence in America.”

Supreme Court says no to hearing UCIDA case

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:28

The lawsuit over whether the federal government or the state should manage Cook Inlet’s salmon fisheries won’t get its day in the U.S. Supreme Court after all.

Alaska mayors again plead for Legislature to fix deficit

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:17

For the past two years, mayors across Alaska have pleaded for the Alaska Legislature to do something — anything — to solve the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

Senator, former backer of SB91, seeks its repeal

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:17

Sen. Mia Costello has heard enough.