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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bill reestablishes standards for handling waste water

Legislation signed into law in mid-August reestablishes best management standards for handling wastewater discharged from small commercial passenger vessels, including Alaska state ferries. Senate Bill 3, signed into...

Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

JUNEAU — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts...

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

ANCHORAGE — Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a...

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

LOS ANGELES — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb...

Fairbanks area residents getting notices on wood moisture

FAIRBANKS — Residents of Fairbanks and others in the Fairbanks North Star Borough buying firewood from commercial wood cutters are due to start receiving...

Murkowski: Flexibility needed for Trump’s ‘Buy America’ plan

KETCHIKAN — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has said that President Donald Trump's "Buy America" plan needs flexibility when it comes to government-funded projects like...

Newspaper files for bankruptcy protection, gets new owners

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Dispatch News has announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in the process of transitioning to new...

Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry

JUNEAU — The design and funding for a new Alaska ferry are ready to go, but the federal government is not.Alaska Department of Transportation...

Alaska governor calls for more defenses amid N. Korea threat

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he didn't think North Korea would be able to strike the state with a nuclear warhead until...

US rig count decreases by 5 this week to 949; Texas loses 7

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by five this week to 949.A year ago,...

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