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Suzanna Caldwell

The Alaska Public Offices Commission on Wednesday rejected Anchorage marijuana activist Charlo Greene’s objection to a subpoena, giving the agency the authority to continue its investigation into whether she violated campaign finance law...

Suzanna Caldwell

Karin Hendrickson, a four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finisher , remained hospitalized on Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle while on a training run along the Parks Highway. None of her 14 dogs were seriously injured in the accident, though it is unlikely she will compete in the 2015 Iditarod.

Hendrickson appears to have broken her back, though whether she will need surgery or not was unclear Wednesday afternoon, according to friend and longtime co-worker Lori Aldrich. Despite deep bruising in one of Hendrickson's legs, it was not broken, according to Aldrich. Beyond her back, the 44-year-old Willow musher appeared to have no other serious injuries...

Suzanna Caldwell

Alaskans voted to legalize recreational marijuana earlier this month, and entrepreneurs are already looking to cash in and are gearing up for the green rush. In Anchorage, three different trade shows are already in the works, beginning in March 2015. Here are the details:

The Rush is On

Business seminar and trade show The Rush is On will be bringing growers, dispensary owners, attorneys and other industry professionals to Anchorage, organizer Ben Adams said.

Adams said the event will be largely educational; the agenda notes seminars on business structure, regulation status, pot tourism, investment options, and advice on growing marijuana...

Laurel Andrews,Suzanna Caldwell

The Alaska Public Offices Commission is deliberating whether or not to subpoena Anchorage marijuana activist Charlo Greene's financial documents in an effort to understand if she might have violated campaign finance law.

The five-member commission came to no immediate conclusion Wednesday on whether to issue a subpoena to Greene -- whose legal name is Charlene Egbe -- which would force her to provide documents related to an online fundraising campaign ...

Suzanna Caldwell

The cost of defending Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage has reached into six figures.

According to the Department of Law, the state spent $103,231.78 through the end of October to defend Hamby v. Parnell, the lawsuit that overturned Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban. ...

Suzanna Caldwell

The general election results legalizing marijuana in Alaska haven’t even been certified yet but one member of the Anchorage Assembly wants to make sure the municipality is out front when it comes to opting out of the measure.

Assembly member and mayoral candidate Amy Demboski of Eagle River plans to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that , if passed, would ban commercial marijuana establishments in Alaska’s largest city...

Suzanna Caldwell

Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 2 on Nov. 4 , effectively legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska. But even though the law is still months from taking effect , there are big questions about what exactly will be legal.

One of the major issues to be resolved is transportation of marijuana via air and water to the many Alaska communities that are off the main road system. With federal law governing much of that travel, the legality of transporting small amounts of marijuana that way is in question...

Suzanna Caldwell

Marijuana arrests dropped nationwide in 2013 : For the first time in a decade, fewer than 700,000 people were arrested nationwide for marijuana-related offenses, High Times reports. Pulling from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013, High Times writes that the data shows a 7.5 percent decline in marijuana arrests from the year before. It’s the fourth year in a row of declining marijuana arrests in the nation...

Laurel Andrews,Suzanna Caldwell

Alaska officials are still trying to determine whether Anchorage marijuana activist Charlo Greene violated campaign finance laws.

After more than a month of back and forth with Greene, the Alaska Public Offices Commission will hold a hearing next week to review whether it has the authority to subpoena Greene for records related to fundraising for the Alaska Cannabis Club...

Suzanna Caldwell

From updated Alaska election numbers, to a new decriminalization proposal in Virginia, here are the marijuana stories making the headlines:

Updated election results: On Tuesday night, the Division of Elections’ updated its results as the state continues to count absentee and early ballots. Ballot Measure 2 appears to be gaining a lead, with 11,391 votes separating the “yes” and “no” votes -- up an additional 1,767 votes from election night...

Suzanna Caldwell,Laurel Andrews

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