Alaska Political Stories

Budget Crisis

Worried about cuts, Alaska communities hurry to spend state grants

After hours of debate leading to approval of a city spending plan on Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly quietly cast a separate vote approving the purchase of Waldron Lake from the Boys and Girls Club for $4 million.

City to consider adding restrictions tax to pot business

Anchorage to consider added restrictions, city tax on marijuana businesses

City leaders will soon consider a proposal that would add new restrictions to marijuana businesses in Anchorage. Assembly chairman Dick Traini said a proposal to levy a city tax on legal marijuana sales is also in the works. 

Marijuana Laws

The Latest: Alaska pot regulators OK on-site consumption

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The latest on the meeting of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. (All times local):

Walker makes leadership change for gasline team

In a continued transformation of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board, Gov. Bill Walker has replaced the AGDC chairman with Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins.

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Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in D.C. After 4,000-mile journey across U.S.

The Capitol Christmas tree finally arrived at the Capitol today after a journey across the United States. Our Washington Bureau’s Peter Zampa welcomed the tree this morning.

Kookesh to Step Down as Sealaska Chair

Decision overturned in Kookesh illegal fishing case. 'I feel great,' he says

The Alaska Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision in a long-running subsistence fishing case involving former state Sen. Albert Kookesh.

Judge rejects plea deal, says 'Alaskan Bush People' stars deserve jail time

A Juneau Superior Court judge has rejected a plea deal that would have allowed stars of the "Alaskan Bush People" series to avoid jail time for Permanent Fund dividend fraud.

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Industry leaders talk oil and gas tax incentives

Alaska's budget crisis, a $3 billion deficit, was the heavy talking point starting off day two at the Alaska Resources Conference.

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Facing budget crisis, Alaska law department changes plea bargain policy

A recent policy change by the Department of Law is likely to increase Alaska's already high rate of plea bargains in an attempt to save money as state government grapples with a multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

President Barack Obama speaks at climate conference

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