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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.
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
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.
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.
Firefighters converge on Kenai

The last time 300 firefighters were on the Central Kenai Peninsula, a wildfire consumed nearly 200,000 acres of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Starting Saturday through Sept.
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false. Ballot Measure No. 1 proposed a repeal of Gov. Sean Parnell's "More Alaska Production Act," approved last year as Senate Bill 21 and in effect since Jan. 1. As of Wednesday, the repeal was failing by almost 6,800 votes out of 153,164 cast but too close to call.


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