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A rock quarry in Sitka wants to nearly double its size. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports the Baranof Island Housing Authority is seeking permission to expand its quarry at the end of Indian River Road. The organization is seeking permission to...
Channel 2 NewsA vocational program for formerly homeless and incarcerated men recovering from substance abuse has closed a long-running East Anchorage diner operated by its members. In a Wednesday statement, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council announced that its Chanlyut...
Channel 2 NewsThe National Park Service will not seek charges against an Eagle River man who shot and injured a cow moose near the Denali Visitors Center after the moose reportedly charged at him Thursday evening. Robert Sirvid, 26 of Eagle River, told park rangers...
Channel 2 NewsA family from Alaska was charged by a cow moose in Denali National Park and Preserve Thursday, leading one of its members to shoot it once in the head before park rangers euthanized the animal. Park spokesperson Kris Fister says the shooting happened...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is seeking comments on a plan to ban smoking in more than 600 of its public housing units. Comments are being taken through June 15. The smoke-free policy, if enacted by AHFC, would take effect Aug. 1. It would...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska is proposing a plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The plan was announced Monday by Gov. Sean Parnell and Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan. According to the announcement,...
Channel 2 NewsInterior Secretary Sally Jewell announced new draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing during oil drilling on federal and Indian lands Thursday, calling them part of a pro-energy Obama administration policy. The new rules, establishing safety...
Channel 2 NewsA petition asking voters to repeal Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s controversial rewrite of the city’s labor laws has been rejected by city officials, who say it won’t appear on the municipal ballot because it was improperly worded and...
Channel 2 NewsA bill that says personal firearms possessed in Alaska aren't subject to federal law or regulation, including registration, has passed the legislature. The House agreed Thursday to changes the Senate made to HB69. There were constitutional concerns...
Channel 2 NewsThe state Senate has passed a dramatically modified House bill meant to protect Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights, allowing the state to defend citizens accused of violating future federal gun laws -- as well as state law enforcement officers...
Tags: Politics, Sean Parnell, Gun Control, Firearms, Johnny Ellis
Channel 2 NewsThe use of deadly force can be a controversial topic. While alternatives to guns are available, Alaska officers are seeing a rise in assaults committed against them when perpetrators use guns or other weapons. Research compiled by the Justice Center...
Tags: Politics, Gun Control, Shootings, Law Enforcement, Laws
ConocoPhillips Alaska says it will delay its 2014 plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast. In a press release, the company announced that it will put its Chukchi Sea drilling plans on hold "because of...
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