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  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate subcommittee has proposed cutting $23 million from Alaska’s transportation department budget compared with this year, $8.9 million more than the House cut. Sen. Dennis Egan expressed frustration with the proposed ferry system cuts, which subcommittee chair Peter Micciche a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:44am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Aspiring actors and representatives of companies that support the film industry testified in support of the state’s film tax credit program during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Sen. Bill Stoltze’s bill to end the state’s film...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:43am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation has shifted more than $1 million designated in 2012 for design of Anchorage bicycle infrastructure to other projects and bike advocates say it’s a setback for improving safety in Alaska’s largest city. More than 125 people in 2012 wrote ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:43am
  • KENAI — A directional drill rig is tunneling into the ground along Bridge Access road where it will run underneath the Kenai River and connect a portion of the four-mile pipeline that Enstar Natural Gas Company began laying in February. Workers with Arizona-based Southeast Directional Drilling wor...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:41am
  • Roland Maw has been charged in Montana following an investigation regarding residency issues. Jim Kropp, chief of law enforcement for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, confirmed that the state has charged Maw, who owns property near Dillon, with seven counts of affirming to a false statement in ord...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40am
  • A remote beach on the west side of Cook Inlet has seen an uptick in traffic as clammers hitch rides with charter boat captains or hop on small planes to find a stretch of beach where many say the razor clams are beyond comparison to any found on the Kenai Peninsula. The Polly Creek beach, near Tuxed...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:39am
  • Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center had steady lines of fishermen registering this morning. Fishermen headed out today to scout out fishing spots and get in some salmon fishing....

    Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:31am
  • The Homer City Council will interview two applicants, both city employees, for city manager at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. To be interviewed are Matt Clarke, deputy harbormaster, and Katie Koester, community and economic development coordinator....

    Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:24pm
  • By MELISSA GRIFFITHS Morris News Service - Alaska JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska has been very successful in using Alaska Energy Authority funds for renewable energy projects — too successful if you ask some other regions. The authority runs a renewable energy fund that is m...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:45pm
  • NOME — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska spurred organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state’s extensive system of froz...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:45pm

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