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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...

...cost more in the future, though, because this is the first year the initiative is operating in all 92 counties.State officials said the program also spurred a new level of cooperation among agencies. Instead of each agency evaluating a child...
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...
Board of Fisheries nominee withdraws name

JUNEAU - A state official says a controversial Board of Fisheries appointee has indicated he no longer wants to be considered for a seat on the board.Karen...
Industry wary amid shakeups

...forward is critical," to securing a new source of income for the treasury.Hoffbeck also said the governor and other state officials were concerned about the effects of industry incentive tax credits on state finances as oil prices continue to drop...
Administration "fully engaged" in advancing Alaska LNG project

State officials are "fully engaged" in negotiations over commercial agreements needed in 2015 for the large North Slope natural gas pipeline...
Board of Fisheries nominee withdraws name

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state official says a controversial Board of Fisheries appointee has indicated he no longer wants to be considered for a seat on the board. Karen...
What others say: Proposed Pentex purchase raises questions, signals commitment Fairbanks, for the moment it mostly raises questions. The purchase would reduce the number of items local and state officials have to put into place, potentially including a gas liquefaction facility. But it also creates other wrinkles that...


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