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May Issue 1 2012

New texting-while-driving ban takes effect Friday

Take your fingers off the phone's keypad and put them back on the wheel.

May Issue 1 2012

High court sends redistricting plan back for work

The Alaska Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the state Redistricting Board to rework House and Senate districts in southeast Alaska for a plan to be used for this year's elections.

May Issue 1 2012

Alaska Supreme Court set to consider redistricting

The Alaska Supreme Court is preparing to consider arguments over a plan to change the state's legislative boundaries in a case that will affect upcoming elections.

May Issue 1 2012

Postal Service loses $3.2B in 2nd quarter

Drowning in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $3.2 billion and blamed Congress for blocking the agency's cost-cutting efforts to offset declining mail volume and mounting costs for future retiree health benefits.

May Issue 1 2012

Democrat plans to file papers to run against Young

A Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Don Young says he plans to file his candidate paperwork Wednesday with the Alaska state Division of Elections.

May Issue 1 2012

High court to hear redistricting petition

The Alaska Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Thursday on whether a redistricting plan that sparked a legal fight should be used for this year's elections.

May Issue 1 2012

GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill

Republicans said they favor preventing the interest rate increase but blocked the Senate from debating the $6 billion measure because they oppose how Democrats would pay for it: Boosting Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on high-earning stockholders of some privately owned corporations.

May Issue 1 2012

Former Alaska official pleads guilty in hunt case

Alaska State Troopers say a former state wildlife official has pleaded guilty in a big game hunting case.

May Issue 1 2012

TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

The Canadian company trying to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. submitted a new application for the project Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.

May Issue 1 2012

Hearing raises questions about Point Thomson settlement

A former director of the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas who took part in the effort to recover state control of the Point Thomson development leases said he would not have signed the agreement announced by Gov. Sean Parnell in March and questioned whether it surrenders long term control of field leases to the working interest owners.