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A new Anchorage Assembly committee has been tasked with studying the regulation and taxation of the cultivation, manufacture and commercial sale of marijuana in Anchorage.Suzanna Caldwell
Gov. Bill Walker contends that loosening the state's tight nine-month deadline for crafting marijuana regulations would create the "best possible regulations," said Grace Jang, the governor's spokesperson. Laurel Andrews
Month-to-month GCI subscribers will see an increase of between $6.25 and $6.76 per month, depending on where they live. Sean Doogan
A federal judge dismissed three claims and a portion of a fourth out of five claims the city of King Cove and the state brought against the federal government over its decision to prevent construction of a  road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, giving residents access to the Cold Bay airport.Alaska Dispatch News
Despite worries its facility sponsor, FedEx, would pull out, the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will go on as scheduled next year. FedEx announced this week it would allow the Alaska Airmen's Association to use its Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport hangar for the 2015 event, as it has for the past 17 years. Sean Doogan
Alaska's minimum wage will go up by a $1 an hour, to $8.75 an hour, starting Feb. 24 -- 90 days after results of the election in which voters approved the increase were certified.Associated Press
The project manager for a proposed dam that would rise 735 feet in the Alaska wilderness said it could improve salmon spawning habitat on the Susitna River, a statement that drew sharp criticism from opponents.Alex DeMarban
UAA said the decision would not affect 95 current students majoring in chemistry, but the school will not be accepting new chemistry majors until the program can be restarted.Sean Doogan
The state-backed plan for a 200-mile road to a mining prospect in northern Alaska sparked intense debate among dozens of tribal and village leaders who questioned the potential impact on their way of life. Dermot Cole
The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. That project, however, was scrapped amid changes in the market.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press

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