A bill that would create a Marijuana Control Board -- deemed critical by sponsors of a voter initiative -- was sent to the full Senate for a vote, and a bill that would clarify municipal marijuana regulations will get further review this weekend.Laurel Andrews
Students from 4-H groups around the U.S., including an 18-year-old from Interior Alaska, met the President of the United States to discuss how they're helping kids in their hometowns. Alaska Dispatch News
Don’t expect many changes, board member Mark Butler said. Most of the produce, arts and food vendors will be returning. Butler said the music will be back too, with bands scheduled each weekend. Suzanna Caldwell
On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker made good on his promise and vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault that would have limited the state's natural gas pipeline options. But Walker may also be facing a setback to his agenda: The Legislature appears increasingly unlikely to vote on Medicaid expansion before the scheduled finish of its 90-day session on Sunday.
A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.Lisa Demer