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Vic Fischer shares insights on Alaska past and present February Issue 4 2013

Vic Fischer shares insights on Alaska past and present

As Juneau plans to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Alaska Legislature, former state Sen. Vic Fischer has a wish:

February Issue 4 2013

Alaska Senate passes cruise ship bill by wide margin

JUNEAU (AP) — A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor’s desk.

February Issue 4 2013

Smaller companies testify on Parnell’s tax plan

JUNEAU (AP) — Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.

February Issue 3 2013

Smaller companies testify on Parnell's tax plan

Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.

February Issue 3 2013

Kookesh hospitalized with apparent heart attack

Former state Sen. Albert Kookesh is in an Anchorage hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.

February Issue 3 2013

Salazar to discuss proposed refuge with King Cove 


Residents of a remote Alaska village will get a face-to-face meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to make their case for a road through a national wildlife refuge to reach an all-weather airport and emergency medical care.

February Issue 3 2013

Court stands by decision in redistricting case

The Alaska Supreme Court is standing by its decision ordering that the state's redistricting plan be redrawn for the 2014 elections.

February Issue 3 2013

Lawmakers' office accounts practice under review 


The practice of Alaska lawmakers being paid whatever remains in their office accounts is under review by a legislative committee, while two bills have been introduced that would dictate that any leftover money be returned to the state's general fund.

Alaska Railroad tops among infrastructure legacy for Sheffield February Issue 3 2013

Alaska Railroad tops among infrastructure legacy for Sheffield

When you hear Alaska Railroad locomotives sound their horns and see those gold-and-blue cars, that’s Bill Sheffield’s legacy.

February Issue 3 2013

Legislature marks 30 days with narrow agenda on oil taxes

At day 30, Feb. 13, the state Legislature was one-third through its 2013 session, with the Republican-led state House and Senate focused on a narrowed agenda.