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Troopers seize illegal drugs, stolen guns at home in Tok

An estimated $35,000 in illegal drugs and at least 15 stolen guns have been seized by Alaska State Troopers serving a search warrant in Tok.
February 5, 2016
Report: Police acted properly in incident with autistic man

Report: Police acted properly in incident with autistic man

An independent investigation into a physical encounter between Kodiak police officers and an autistic man has determined that the three officers responded professionally.
February 5, 2016

AK House passes military code of justice reforms

The state House today passed a bill designed to strengthen the state's Military Code of Justice. It passed on a 39-0 vote with one member absent, and now goes to the state Senate. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, a Republican from Anchorage, says the revisions create a state code which is similar to the federal code. The code would apply to military members in Alaska not covered by federal regulations, such as many members of the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio
February 3, 2016

Former Board of Fisheries nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft

A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments. He withdrew his name from consideration suddenly last February and faced criminal charges that he illegally obtained resident hunting and fishing licenses in Montana.
February 3, 2016

Revision to Kodiak law bans camping, lying on sidewalks

Kodiak officials have passed a revision to an ordinance that targets the city's homeless population. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the revision approved by the City Council Thursday prohibits aggressive panhandling and camping, sitting or lying on public sidewalks.
February 3, 2016

Fairbanks police investigate shooting death of Army sergeant

Police in Fairbanks are investigating after an Army sergeant died when a firearm he was handling accidentally discharged.
February 2, 2016
Bill would restrict attorney general appointments to boards

Bill would restrict attorney general appointments to boards

A bill introduced in the Alaska House seeks to restrict the attorney general from serving on the governing body of a state public corporation or on boards or commissions.
February 2, 2016
Lawmaker proposes license plate contest for artists

Lawmaker proposes license plate contest for artists

An Alaska lawmaker says a contest among artists to design a specialty license plate in Alaska could have the excitement of "American Idol."
February 2, 2016
Kenai Peninsula agencies brief Gov. Walker on earthquake

Kenai Peninsula agencies brief Gov. Walker on earthquake

Gov. Bill Walker has lauded the efforts of Kenai Peninsula agencies in their response to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that resulted in highway damage and the destruction of four homes.
February 2, 2016

Business group projects 1,600 job loss in Anchorage in 2016

A jobs forecast prepared for a business group in Alaska's largest city projects that Anchorage will suffer a loss of 1,600 jobs this year, including 600 in the oil and gas sector.
February 1, 2016
Murkowski reports ending 2015 with about $3.1M for campaign

Murkowski reports ending 2015 with about $3.1M for campaign

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has reported bringing in more than $575,000 toward her re-election bid during the last quarter of 2015.
February 1, 2016
Court rules on tax appeal authority in pipeline dispute

Court rules on tax appeal authority in pipeline dispute

A rule that allowed governments and trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners to appeal taxes and avoid a public process has been invalidated by the Supreme Court.
February 1, 2016

Medicaid lawsuit, tax credit hearings ahead for lawmakers

The focus on Medicaid will shift this week from the Capitol to a courtroom as part of an ongoing fight over expanded coverage in Alaska.
February 1, 2016

Legislative committee raises concern over new DEC rules

A joint House and Senate committee on Thursday quizzed Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response Director Kristin Ryan on a new set of regulations that they say could be overly burdensome to companies and people throughout the state.
January 29, 2016

Lawmakers approve removing records from online court system

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill that calls for records of acquittals, dismissed cases and dropped cases to be erased from the state's online court record system.
January 29, 2016
Special election announced to recall North Slope mayor

Special election announced to recall North Slope mayor

North Slope officials have called for a special election to recall Mayor Charlotte Brower after residents successfully gathered enough signatures on a petition. Download Audio
January 28, 2016

Medicaid reform bills include provisions to root out fraud

Gov. Bill Walker's administration is proposing a renewed focus on cracking down on waste and fraud in Alaska's Medicaid program.
January 28, 2016

Alaska governor lays out expectations for gas line progress

Gov. Bill Walker says he wants the state and the North Slope's major producers to reach agreement on key contracts and issues related to a major gas project before the end of the current legislative session
January 28, 2016
Pot testing rules difficult to meet for island communities

Pot testing rules difficult to meet for island communities

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has turned down a proposed change to marijuana regulations that would have made it easier for southeast and rural Alaska communities to comply with testing requirements.
January 27, 2016
More flood protection planned for Dalton Highway

More flood protection planned for Dalton Highway

The Alaska Department of Transportation is taking additional steps to protect the northern section of the highway that leads to North Slope oil fields.
January 27, 2016