Parnell adopted into Tlingit clan SAXMAN — Gov. Sean Parnell was adopted into the Eagle Killer Whale Clan of the Tlingit people during a ceremony in southeast Alaska. He was among a number of people adopted into the clan after a totem raising Saturday in Saxman, KRBD reported....Thu, 05/16/2013 - 1:37pm
FAIRBANKS — Denali National Park and Preserve’s entrance area facilities opened Wednesday for the summer visitor season, despite some lingering snow cover. KUAC reports the popular sled dog demonstrations also were scheduled to begin that day, though park spokeswoman Kris Fister said officials w...Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:18am
ANCHORAGE — Efforts are under way to make Alaska the third state in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults. The Anchorage Daily News says steps have been taken to put a measure on the August 2014 primary ballot. Three sponsors of the measure filed an application for an...Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:25pm
JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changing how the Department of Natural Resources approves oil and gas leases.Parnell introduced SB59 on Tuesday. In his transmittal letter, he says the measure would help streamline the state's permitting process.Currently, he says the department grants lease...Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:57pm
JUNEAU -- One lawmaker is trying to establish an escalating scale of punishment for certain drug possession crimes, similar to what Alaska has for those convicted of driving under the influence.Senate Bill 56, by Sen. Fred Dyson, would make the possession of a small amount of certain drugs a misdeme...Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:54pm
NIKISKI — Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski family escaped a fire at their home after being awakened by smoke alarms early Sunday morning. The blaze was soon reported under control. According to the trooper report, smoke alarms woke the residents. The parents, who were do...Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:22pm
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