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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.

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Gov. Bill Walker told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce he's looking into a 90-day delay in portions of the measure that provide for commercial sales of marijuana.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
The Anchorage Museum has received a gift of $1 million from the family of late federal judge James von der Heydt.Mike Dunham
The 350-foot-wide avalanche was triggered by the skier and ran downhill an estimated 1,000 feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge. The man's companion, who escaped the avalanche, helped dig him out. Megan Edge
The company seeking state help for a 200-mile one-lane road to mining prospects in Northwest Alaska says “substantial doubt exists as to our ability to continue as a going concern,” a statement it has repeated to investors as recently as Oct. 14.Dermot Cole
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
This isn’t the first calendar with Anchorage firefighters posing for charity, but it is the most risqué. Suzanna Caldwell
In another victory for tribal rights in Alaska, the Interior Department has issued a new rule that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes and individuals with Native allotments, a move that will help secure the lands for new opportunities including housing, schools and economic development, the Obama administration said. Alex DeMarban
Big Lake can become a second-class city if the state Local Boundary Commission approves and locals vote for property taxes that turn out to be a sliver lower than the ones they pay now. Commission staff this week recommended incorporation. Zaz Hollander

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