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Walker’s olive branch has thorns

The headline was interesting enough: “In speech to industry groups, Walker says he’s not their enemy.” The story in the Alaska Dispatch News went on to say Gov.-elect Bill Walker is working to assure the state’s resource industry that he is not its enemy. He was offering his olive branch in a speech to the […]

Brennan: Opting out of pot law carries risk

By Tom Brennan Having Anchorage opt out of the new pot legalization law would seem to be a high-risk public policy decision. The idea was proposed by Amy Demboski, an Assembly member from Eagle River and candidate for mayor in the April 7 municipal election. Taking a cautious approach to pot legalization may sound like […]

Plunging oil prices cast shadow over weekend’s Walker-Mallott transition conference

By Alex DeMarban, ADN ANCHORAGE – Gov.-elect Bill Walker and running mate Byron Mallott take office in a little more than a week, but the celebration won’t last long for a state dangerously dependent on plunging oil prices and a savings account that could soon vanish. Read More:

Parnell won’t pick new Alaska National Guard leader before leaving office

By Becky Bohrer, the Associated Press JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday that he will not appoint a new adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard before leaving office. Parnell said the new leader needs to have the stamp of approval from the incoming administration. Parnell is set to leave office Dec. 1, after […]

Jury hung on attempted murder charge for man who held Anchorage boy at knifepoint

By Jerzy Shedlock, ADN ANCHORAGE – An Anchorage jury was unable to reach a verdict Thursday on an attempted murder charge against a man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old boy away from his mother inside a mall skybridge and holding the boy at knifepoint. However, jurors convicted Raymond Katchatag, 29, of first-degree robbery and two […]

New maps show Bering Sea holds world’s most acidic ocean waters

By Yereth Rosen, ADN ANCHORAGE  – The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to studies by scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who have released a series of maps tracking changes in global marine acidity. Read More:

Old drug causing a new epidemic.

By Marti Glaser, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Substance abuse is a problem in many communities across the state and now an old drug is causing a new epidemic. Read More:

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