• JUNEAU — With polarizing issues facing the Alaska Legislature, there couldn’t have been a more interesting time for the state’s freshman U.S. senator to make a stop at the Capitol. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, made it clear in his first-ever address to lawmakers that his intention is to push a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:58am
  • 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 - 10:44am
  • 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 - 10:43am
  • 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 - 10:43am
  • 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 - 10:41am
  • 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 - 10:40am
  • 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 - 10:39am
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a workshop March 30 to help Alaskans apply for federal grants relating to local food production and farmers markets. Palmer Extension agent Steve Brown will teach the free workshop from 1-5 p.m. in Palmer and by videoconfere...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:22pm
  •  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that there will be a special enrollment period, or SEP, for Alaskans and their families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and who are subject to a fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes. The S...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:21pm
  • MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula announced this week it has been named a finalist in a national initiative aimed at accelerating the journey to improve health and wellbeing. That means MAPP, or Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships,  is in the running to receive funding fr...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:21pm

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