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  • JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — Rep. Beth Kerttula announced Tuesday that she is resigning from the Alaska Legislature for a fellowship with her alma mater, Stanford University. Her resignation will take effect Friday. She said she stepped down as minority leader Tuesday, which also was the opening day of the new legisl...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:12pm
  • JUNEAU — The group behind an effort to repeal Alaska’s oil tax law raised about $34,000 during the last three months of 2013. Vote Yes-Repeal the Giveaway ended the year with nearly $23,000 on hand. For the campaign so far, the group reported raising more than $100,000, according to its latest f...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:51pm
  • JUNEAU — Bills that would ax recommended salary increases for top state officials, institute crisis training programs for schools and limit use of drones by law enforcement were among the first wave of legislation filed Friday ahead of the upcoming legislative session....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • JUNEAU — News that Alaska has been chosen as a test site for the integration of drones into U.S. airspace is being welcomed by state political leaders. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, said the initiative will bring jobs, resources and a new mission to the University of Alaska system. It also will...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:26pm
  • JUNEAU — Several new laws are taking effect in Alaska with the new year, the biggest of which centers on the state’s oil production tax. The oil-tax cut pushed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by lawmakers in April was the biggest legislative story of 2013 and could be one of the biggest politica...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:21pm
  • JUNEAU — The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska’s new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by the Legislature earlier this year is aimed at spurring more production. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues t...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:10pm
  • JUNEAU— The State Officers Compensation Commission on Wednesday advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads. The panel also recommended that deputy commissioners who replace commissioners in their departments without a bre...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:09pm
  • JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project. London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mi...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:35pm

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