House Bill 55 is sponsored by state Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, who said the bill was inspired by the Fairbanks Four case, although because they were technically not exonerated, they would not reap the benefits of the bill.
Megan Edge
A proposal from the landlords of the Legislature’s Anchorage office building says a purchase by the state could save millions of dollars, but a separate analysis by lawmakers’ nonpartisan support agency calls that “misleading."
Nathaniel Herz
Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards said Friday the state was launching a new push to prosecute former Veco chief Bill Allen for sex crimes. But the U.S. Department of Justice must first sign off on the plan.
Nathaniel Herz
A former Healy Lake Tribe chief and administrator was sentenced to three years' probation and 90 days' house arrest for embezzling federal and tribal funds between 2009 and 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
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For the unusual Denali Doubles Sled Dog Race, 17 teams of two mushers and up to 20 dogs pulled up to a humble, makeshift starting line on Thursday before a tiny group of spectators in Cantwell.Dog MushingTegan Hanlon
Arctic sea ice was less extensive last month than in any January since satellite records begin in 1979 -- the result of unusual weather patterns in the region.ArcticYereth Rosen
Alaska Dance Theatre's "Winter's Dance" program will combine contemporary dance and the uniquely Alaskan pop vocals of Pamyua.ArtsMike Dunham
REI's business acumen has taken it to heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI's original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. BusinessÁngel González | The Seattle Times

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Former TV reporter Joy Bunde declares bid for Anchorage Assembly

Joy Bunde, a business marketer who worked for 12 years at Anchorage TV stations, said Friday she's running for a South Anchorage Assembly seat. Bunde is the daughter of longtime Republican state Sen. Con Bunde. Devin Kelly

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