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Alaskans grill legislators over budget gridlock

Dozens testified on the new version of a still-proposed operating budget

Anchorage food truck pushing for liquor license

Anchorage food truck pushing for liquor license

A popular food truck at the edge of Downtown is pushing the boundary of what's allowed under city regulations, trying to get the right to serve alcohol along with food

Legislators defy governor start own special session

Legislators defy governor, start own special session

A few weeks into a special session, with nothing accomplished, Alaska lawmakers on Thursday gave up on Gov. Bill Walker's special session and called one of their own instead

Shell Arctic plans progress amid environmental challenges

Shell Arctic plans progress amid environmental challenges

The latest attempt by environmentalists to prevent Arctic drilling by oil giant Royal Dutch Cell centers around potential impacts on walrus, a claim the corporation bats away

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Berkowitz transition team: Halcro, CIRI official, union leader

A little over a month since losing his bid for mayor, Andrew Halcro was named a co-chair of Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz's transition team.

Parents of slain woman upset with changes to proposed Alaska law

The parents of a slain Anchorage 20-year-old who support a law related to teaching children about sexual abuse and assault say they are upset with a legislator's efforts to add what they say are unrelated provisions to the bill. 

Lease allows Shell's drilling fleet to use Seattle port

Shell rig prompts Seattle violation notice as drilling foes block port entry

 Foes of Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean have attacked on two fronts as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit.

Thousands of state workers face could face pink slips

Pink slips loom as budget standoff continues

Governor Bill Walker used his line item veto authority Monday, forcing lawmakers to resume work on a budget that partially funds the government

Thousands of state workers face could face pink slips

Thousands of state workers face could face pink slips

Gov. Bill Walker on Monday said that thousands of state workers may end up getting pink slips unless budget talks are successful soon

Dozens in Anchorage rally against offshore drilling

A global event to generate discussions about clean energy made its way to Alaska on Sunday.

President Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

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