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  • FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members are set to vote on a tax proposal on marijuana sales next week, but members can’t agree on how much to charge. The assembly is having a special meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what tax rate to put before the voters on t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:08am
  • ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate. The Alaska Dispatch News reports  the university announced Tuesday that Jim Johnsen would replace retiring University of Alaska President Pat Gamble. J...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:28am
  • FAIRBANKS — State services like the pioneers’ homes, the aerospace corporation and the agriculture division are among Alaska’s least important, according to participants in a budget conference held by Gov. Bill Walker. Those were the only three services identified as low priority Saturday duri...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:13am
  • An Alaska lawmaker wants to eliminate the program that provides tax credits for films produced in Alaska. However, the bill, from Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, would not get rid of the state film production office. The state’s film production tax credit program was created in 2008. It allowed film...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:07pm
  • JUNEAU — The Juneau Assembly has tripled a tax on cigarettes, with the intent that people will think twice before shelling out more than $10 for 20 smokes. The Assembly on Monday night approved increasing the local tax to $3 a pack, up from the current $1. With an existing 5 percent sales tax and ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:27pm
  • KETCHIKAN — The Ketchikan City Council has voted against supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana.Council members voted last week to approve a resolution opposing the general election ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana in Alaska. The resolution urged voters to reject Bal...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:55am
  • JUNEAU — The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil. The operator of the 37-year-old pipeline, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., announced the milestone Monday. It has been nearly five years since the 16 billionth barrel flowed down the line, in October 2009. The 800-mile pipel...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:33pm
  • JUNEAU — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting an open house of its Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. NOAA says the July 26 event is being held to recognize Stevens’ contributions to Alaska’s fisheries and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day. Stevens served in the U.S. S...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:50am
  • KODIAK — The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction after efforts to send it to a museum in Juneau failed. The cutter Storis was listed for auction last week on the General Services Commission website at an opening bid of $60,000, Kodiak’s public radio station, ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:39am
  • FAIRBANKS — A 30-pound dog reportedly survived a harrowing flip of a boat in an Alaska river and then a four-day ordeal without food as she remained trapped in the small craft. Boat owner Jeremy McDonald reached his damaged boat May 30 on the Chena River and heard noises inside, the Fairbanks Dail...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:08pm

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