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Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana has supporters concerned the measure is a step in the wrong direction, and in its current form, may make already complicated marijuana laws in Alaska even more difficult to navigate.

Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana is legalized in Alaska, owner Charlo Greene said Thursday. But will it be legal?Laurel Andrews
After President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced plans to declare 98 percent of ANWR as wilderness, Alaska leaders were quick to decry the move -- and it may just be the first part of what Sen. Lisa Murkowski described as a "triple gut punch" to the state.Alex DeMarban
Gov. Bill Walker named four people to the University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday, replacing regents whose terms expire next month.Michelle Theriault Boots
In an “unusual if not unprecedented” night of activity, scientists successfully launched four rockets into the upper atmosphere from the University of Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range Sunday night.Michelle Theriault Boots
To help close a projected multimillion-dollar budget gap, Superintendent Ed Graff has asked that instead of cuts, the Anchorage School Board put $17 million of reserve funds toward next year’s budget. Tegan Hanlon
It was about 0 below Monday afternoon when UAF crews attempted to locate a steam and water line breakage that left more than a dozen buildings without heat or water. By 8:30 p.m., services had been restored to all of the buildings. Laurel Andrews
A 2-year-old toddler who suffered multiple fractures -- including a skull fracture -- during a mid-January assault in Anchorage was being released from the hospital Monday, according to the family.Laurel Andrews
A Lower Kalskag man has been arrested on multiple charges including assault and drunken driving after his SUV collided with a four-wheeler carrying four kids, according to Alaska State Troopers.Jerzy Shedlock
Juneau has set a record for rainfall in the month of January, with 11.29 inches of precipitation recorded at the city's airport, the Juneau Empire reported. That broke the previous record of 10.16 inches, set just last year.Associated Press