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Lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

...AP) - Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry. The state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of the bill proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to create a new marijuana control board, and the...
Voices of the Peninsula: Shedding some light on educators' pay

...Today, as we talk about budget cuts in the state, it becomes apparent very quickly that this has gone away. The State Senate has decided to make massive cuts to the States education budget. A couple of weeks ago I saw a headline referencing...
Cal Thomas: Taylor Swift's bad investment

...New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has included an education tax credit in the state's current budget. The State Senate has passed the bill. It awaits action by the House. Predictably, the teachers unions oppose it, calling the measure...
What others say: Alaska could find itself in boiling pot with marijuana form a committee to address concerns and establish guidelines in regard to Alaska's new, relaxed pot law.The state Senate this week introduced a bill to define the rules for commercial sales of marijuana statewide. People in support of the...
Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

JUNEAU - A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would be good...
Busy night for Kenai

...and easements and one opposing federal permission for a gill net in the Kenai River. A third resolution, supporting state Senate Bill 1, Sen. Peter Miccichie's proposal to increase smoking regulation, was postponed. Reach Ben Boettger at ben...
Thomas, Cashen named deputy state labor commissioners

...commissioner. Thomas has a labor background, including work as a labor leader in Fairbanks. He was elected to the state Senate in 2006. He lost a re-election bid in 2012. Cashen most recently served as administrative services director for...
With oil prices dropping, Walker stops spending on mega-projects

...was praised by two key Republicans, state Rep. Steve Thompson, who co-chairs the House Finance Committee, and state Senate's majority leader, John Coghill of North Pole. "The governor's definitely stepped right out there in front of...
Who is the government keeping safe

William Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke before the United States Senate on November 21, 2014. He expressed joy about a couple of banks that "pleaded guilty to criminal charges." Senator Jeff Merkley...
Judge rules in favor of merged Mallot and Walker campaigns

...when it voted to endorse the fused campaigns, called a unity ticket by supporters. Mallott had been on a ticket with state Senate minority leader Hollis French, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, while Walker originally was running...


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