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Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

...effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might follow the lead of the Fulton County, Georgia, probate court and officials in several Texas...
Walker chides AK LNG partners

...committees in Nikiski on June 16.Walker identified a number of issues in his letter to the companies and offered state officials as facilitators to help the companies bridge differences. Consensus on several complex issues among the companies...
High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...the state's statutory and constitutional bans, Herring spokesman Michael Kelly said.Some gay rights groups and state officials said the chance the court would not come out in favor of same-sex marriage is remote."Recent history of the past...
Walker seeks input to balance budget

...last year to make recommendations for the new state administration, which took office Dec. 1.Legislators, top state officials and the governor will be at the conference along with community and business leaders from around the state. Lawmakers...
Marijuana legalization is here, regs in flux

...nothing passes?Some components of the bills are more crucial, but the bottom line, according to some lawmakers and state officials, is that the sky hasn't fallen since marijuana became legal on Feb. 24, and it probably won't fall. Local...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...conditions with some of the most treacherous storms on the planet.How do Alaskans feel about Arctic offshore drilling?State officials welcome drilling. Alaska receives upward of 90 percent of its revenue from the oil industry, and a drop in capacity...
Bob Franken: Religious bigotry

...would allow any individual to carry out the execution.Chances are it'll never be put before the voters, since state officials are trying to block it, and obviously it wouldn't stand a chance of passing. But let's be honest, there are...
Senate passes bill changing marijuana crime laws

...version of the bill produced by the Senate Finance Committee balanced legalization with enforcement concerns from state officials.Bruce Schulte, a marijuana legalization advocate, wrote in a text message to The Associated Press that he would...
Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...was held at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage.However, wood bison are a threatened species and state officials worried that the federal government would designate their new home in the wild as critical habitat, requiring consultation...
Assembly won't send commercial marijuana cultivation measure to voters

...Tuesday's meeting. Regulations for commercial marijuana cultivation facilities are currently being developed by state officials. Language in the ballot initiative that legalized marijuana for recreational use allows for municipalities to regulate...


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