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Yearly Archives: 2019

‘Schneider loophole’ fix heads to governor’s desk

FORMER JUDGE MICHAEL COREY SPEAKS: 'GLAD THE LAW WAS CHANGED' The Alaska Legislature has passed House Bill 14, closing the loophole that allowed an Anchorage...

Cannabis cafes: Yes or no? Anchorage debates

The Anchorage Assembly is considering on-site consumption of marijuana, places where people can buy pot and use it on the premises. Two work sessions...

HB 49 could have made marital rape a crime … but didn’t

Rep. Sara Rasmussen is aghast. The provision in House Bill 49 that would have removed marriage as a defense against rape was stripped out by...

Tesla’s copper shortage highlights eco-movement’s real threat

By RICK WHITBECK GUEST COLUMNIST Tesla, the world’s current “it” auto manufacturer, is concerned. Their American-made electric vehicles, or EVs, require steady supplies of mined materials: lithium,...

Free macarons, you say? Sweet local deal from Facebook

Facebook has discovered an Anchorage bakery already known by locals as a macaron mecca. But with the help of the social media giant, Sweet Caribou...

Attorney General official opinion: Legislature must fund education

Education funding is heating up at the Alaska Capitol. Alaska's Attorney General Kevin Clarkson drafted an official opinion that says although the Legislature may have...

Watch Coast Guard swimmer’s super powers on this video

Coast Guard crew aboard a Jayhawk helicopter out of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helped get a fishing boat's bilge pumped out before it...

Social graces: A thank you letter from the governor

ALL CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEES GOT A NOTE Gov. Michael Dunleavy penned a thank you letter to all employees of the Department of Corrections today after the...

Riot at Spring Creek: 9 hours of hell

THESE ARE THE PRISONERS WHO COULD BE SHIPPED OUT OF STATE Spring Creek Correctional Center is where the meanest and most violent prisoners typically go...

House Republicans take a pass on watered down crime bill

REP. CLAMAN'S LIMP AMENDMENTS, SOFT ON CRIME A watered down criminal justice bill that had been introduced in February by Gov. Michael Dunleavy passed the...

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