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Marijuana board accepts draft to ban cannabis clubs

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted draft regulatory language on Sept. 24 that would ban cannabis social clubs, unable to establish any regulations around a license type that was not specified in the ballot initiative that legalized cannabis.
Bland Peninsula winter improves moose-car collision rate

Spotting a moose early, slowing down and passing it safely is the best case scenario for drivers who come across the animals on the Kenai Peninsula's highways.
Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Grower's Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one.
Voices of Alaska: Taking a stand

...appropriating millions outside the limits of our constitutional process. Today we stand to defend the power of the purse. Rep. Mike Chenault is Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives. Sen. Kevin Meyer is President of the Alaska Senate.
An Outdoor View: Fish wars

Seduced by the word "fish," I watched the reality TV show "Alaska Fish Wars" on National Geographic Channel last year.
Phyllis Jean Kohlbeck

Longtime Homer resident Phyllis Jean Kohlbeck, 76, quietly passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Anchorage, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She had been bedridden for a number of years, following a medical procedure. Since that time, she had
Farm to fiber: Natural fiber industry grows

Producers, hobbyists and the curious will converge at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik this weekend for the third annual Fiber Arts Festival to feel out all things "thread." The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voices of the Peninsula: Some Alaskans first, some dead last, and most left out

...more respectful decision to have our personal use, sport, and commercial user groups sharing both the bounty of abundance and the burden of shortfalls as they will inevitably occur. Paul Dale is president of the Alaska Salmon Alliance.
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

Distilled down to a few concepts, community members told their local legislators that they'd like to see the state spend more responsibly - maybe with an eye toward a few local special interests - and that marijuana regulation needed careful attention, though how new rules should be split between personal consumption, medical use and potential criminalization was far from clear.
SJR3 an attack on Alaska judges, the Judiciary Council and judicial selection procedures

...higher-standards of procedure for judicial selection in Alaska.Barbara McDaniel is a life-long Alaskan resident and President of the Alaska National Organization for Women.


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