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UPDATE: Shell contractor Noble Drilling pleads guilty to 8 felonies

Shell contractor Noble Drilling pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to all 8 felony counts. "The victims are all of us because we all have an interest in a clean and healthy environment," Judge Ralph Beistline said. 

As oil prices fall, so do Alaska budget hopes

Alaska crude hit a four-year low of $59.30 a barrel Monday, a collapse that threatens jobs, public services and some of the ambitious infrastructure projects needed to harness and navigate the state's vast natural landscape.

Alaska oil price dips below $60 a barrel; Walker floats bare bones spending plan

The spot price of Alaska North Slope crude, the oil that fuels Alaska state government, fell below $60 a barrel for the first time since 2009 Monday as Gov. Bill Walker submitted a bare bones state construction budget.

Metcalfe petition would make it a felony for legislators to steer money to their bosses

The Division of Elections has approved a ballot initiative proposal that would make corruption for all public officials a Class A felony.

City Wish list

Anchorage asks for $680 million in state spending for construction projects

Some familiar projects will be back on the table during the upcoming legislative session.

(img1)Alaska's incoming US Senator named new appointments

Alaska's incoming US Senator named new appointments

In this video:

-- Sen. -elect Dan Sullivan, has named former Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner, Joe Balash, as his chief of staff.   Balash succeeded Sullivan as DNR commissioner.

-- Sullivan's Campaign Spokesperson, Mike Anderson, will serve as press secretary and Delynn Henry has been named as director of scheduling. Henry served in that position for former Sen. Ted Stevens.

( KTUU - TV )


New study out on Knik Arm Crossing

The population near a proposed bridge between Anchorage and Port MacKenzie would grow “modestly” if the project goes through according to several consultants.

Walker's former running mate appointed as Arctic advisor

A familiar face on the campaign trail will now advise Gov. Bill Walker on Arctic issues. 

Underage Drinking

Regulators call for overhaul of alcohol laws, under-age drinking rules

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will advise Alaska legislators to reduce the criminal classification of charges for selling alcohol to minors and eliminate some of the penalties for minors cited with consuming alcohol.

Obama's end-of-year message

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Last updated 1:53 PM AKST on December 19, 2014

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