04/18/14 12:30 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five craft distilleries will be treated like breweries in Alaska, meaning they can offer samples and sell directly to customers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/fhLIof) the change comes after the Legislature approved House Bill 309 from Rep. Chris...
04/15/14 11:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell's plan for addressing the state's pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled. As HB385 was moving from committee, Senate Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol,...
04/15/14 03:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lack of affordable housing for young families continues to be a problem in Alaska's capital. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/FHcJLy) four builders updated city officials Monday on the city's housing situation. They were among those who testified last year about...
By Anthony J. Sadar | 04/14/14 01:36 PM
Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive Alaskan pipeline, you can appreciate the natural beauty and natural resource benefits of the magnificent state of Alaska. During the summer of 1977, I worked in Alaska, 160 miles above the Arctic Circle, as a weather...
By Becy Bohrer | 04/14/14 08:56 AM
Municipal leaders on Saturday expressed support for Gov. Sean Parnell's approach to addressing the state's pension obligation.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:38 PM
The state Senate passed a $2.2 billion state capital budget Friday, along with a bill to raise the borrowing limit of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority as part of an overall package to help build a new heat and power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
04/11/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President Barack Obama's health care law, friends of an embattled senator are fighting back by proudly linking him to "Obamacare." An independent group in Alaska is airing a TV ad that praises Democratic Sen. Mark Begich...
04/10/14 08:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers...
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 05:30 AM
The birds are putting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at "loggerheads." At issue is Jewell's December rejection of a congressionally approved land swap that would have permitted a 10-mile road to run through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska....
By Michael Barone | 03/24/14 04:08 PM
Begich is even with Dan S. Sullivan and trails Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, according to Rasmussen Reports. Are Democrats in danger of losing this seat?
By Rebecca Berg | 03/20/14 01:41 PM
As he faces a challenging re-election bid this year, one of the most potent weapons Sen. Mark Begich has is his name. Begich, D-Alaska, is the son of former Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska, who disappeared in a presumed plane crash in 1972 -- and who is still well-remembered in the state. In a...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 01:16 PM
The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, comparable in size to the package the House recently passed.
By Becky Bohrer | 03/19/14 09:29 AM
The Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project, over nagging concerns about the role of TransCanada Corp.
By Zack Colman | 03/14/14 05:09 PM
House Republicans are calling for an investigation into whether the Environmental Protection Agency planned to kill a controversial Alaska copper-and-gold mine from its inception, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The EPA last month moved toward issuing a preemptive...
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 10:33 AM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A House committee has advanced legislation that would keep confidential complaints made with the Alaska Public Offices Commission until or unless the commission determines a violation has occurred. Rep. Pete Higgins says your name is all you have and his bill, HB235, is...
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