ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s top lawyer said Tuesday the traditional form of tribal justice known as banishment does not generally involve the state, but her office will step in if asked to do so or to address a state interest.

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Local News

Solar passes wind in HEA home renewable electricity

Though the Kenai Peninsula’s wind feels more powerful than its sunshine, the sun is generating about twice as much electricity among Homer Electric Association members... Read more

Crime & Courts

Garbage bear shot dead

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... Read more

Alaska Dispatch now in Chapter 7 to liquidate remaining assets

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... Read more

Legislature’s mistake may shut down ferry system

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

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