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Caslon Hatch

Despite No Scheduled Public Testimony, Wasilla Residents Pack City Hall Over ATV Ban

Despite the rain and the fact that there was no scheduled public testimony on the issue, every chair at City Hall in Wasilla was filled Monday evening. People wanted their voice heard on the proposed ATV ban.

Lacie Grosvold KTUU

'Regulate Marijuana' Campaign Sends Official Complaint to Opponents

Though the election is months away, political campaigns are already heating up. 


Bureau of Land Management

Secretary Jewell Denies Telling Alaskans to 'Get Over It'

The Interior Secretary said Friday morning that residents of an isolated Aleutian community should "get over" their pursuit of a road that would provide access to lifesaving healthcare, according to a state lawmaker.

Joe Miller for Senate

Miller Raises $130k for Senate Campaign

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller brought in nearly $130,000 during the last fundraising quarter.

Economists Spar Over SB21 Numbers Ahead of Repeal Vote

Economists Spar Over SB21 Numbers Ahead of Debate

Some call Senate Bill 21, signed into law last year reducing taxes on the state’s oil companies, a giveaway -- but others say it will revive a stagnant industry in Alaska.

Sunday is Deadline to Register for Alaska Primary Voting

Sunday is Deadline to Register for Alaska Primary Voting

Sunday is the deadline to get registered if you want to vote in Alaska's primaries or on Ballot Measure 1, the controversial effort to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax reforms.

Ballot Language Confusing for Some Voters

Ballot Language Confusing for Some Voters

Ballot Measure 1 takes up more than a page of Alaska’s primary ballot. It includes technical information about tax credits for North Slope producers, and explains how a barrel of Alaska oil is valued and taxed.

Courtesy Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell

Treadwell Joins Call to Abolish IRS

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell says the IRS should be abolished.

Physical Restraint Training Now Mandatory in Alaska Schools

Physical Restraint Training Now Mandatory in Alaska Schools

Gov. Sean Parnell signed a flurry of bills Wednesday, but for many in the mental health community few pieces of legislation could be more important than House Bill 210.

DOC Officials Pressed for Answers on Inmate Deaths

DOC Officials Pressed for Answers on Inmate Deaths

Cea Anderson says her daughter, Kirsten Simon, a mother of two battled substance abuse and survived being raped twice. But her life came to an end in an Anchorage holding cell on June 6, and her family wants to know why.

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

Mideast crisis: Is peace possible?

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Mideast crisis: Is peace possible?

GOP leaders gear up to sue Obama

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

GOP leaders gear up to sue Obama

Malia Obama turns 16

Jason Reed/Reuters

Malia Obama turns 16

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