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Nikiski residents move to make way for AK LNG

Janice Wilsack, 72, tears up when she talks about leaving the home she's lived in for 48 years. The interior is decorated with photos of her five daughters she raised on this property off the Kenai Spur Highway.

Bill to abolish Daylight Saving Time in Alaska moves forward

A bill that seeks to abolish Daylight Saving Time in Alaska cleared a hurdle Tuesday, advancing out of the Senate Finance Committee. Under the proposal, the state could also pursue federal permission for Southeast Alaska to once again become part of the Pacific time zone.

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Accusations of booze, drugs and prostitution on Gambell Street

A liquor store in Fairview, Spirits of Alaska, is the target of some very angry people in Fairview who say the store creates all kinds of problems including drug deals and prostitution.

AST busts woman, 2 inmates trying to smuggle drugs into Valley prison

House bill attempts to slow 'revolving door' in prisons

The Alaska House has passed a bill intended to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for former prisoners.

Marijuana decriminalization bill advances

Alaska lawmakers continued to debate details of how marijuana should be regulated Friday, advancing a bill that would set framework and limitations on legal use across the state. 

Board of Fisheries Concludes Meetings But Fish Debates Continue

APNewsBreak: Board of Fisheries nominee withdraws name

JUNEAU — A state official says a controversial Board of Fisheries appointee has indicated he no longer wants to be considered for a seat on the board.

Walker amends budget to restore homeless funding adds fresh

Walker amends budget to restore homeless funding, adds fresh

State ferries, community jails and homelessness programs are among the winners in Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget amendments Wednesday, with deepening Medicaid cuts to be offset by federal funds.

Walker amends budget to restore homeless funding, adds fresh cuts

State ferries, community jails and homelessness programs are among the winners in Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget amendments Wednesday, with deepening Medicaid cuts to be offset by federal funds.

Work place smoking ban draws supporters, foes

Like many addictions, smoking has claimed thousands of lives and many families have felt those losses, including State Senator Peter Micciche.

Ferguson residents react to DOJ report

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