Pot legal, but finances remain in black market laundering."The biggest snag is federal insurance, which puts banks and credit unions under federal control. All Alaska banks are insured with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was created by U.S. Congress. Similarly, the...
My Turn: Reflecting on the good and bad on Alaska Flag Day

...needed for statehood and persuaded the Alaska American Legion to hold a contest for its design. The contest was open to all Alaska school children grades 7-12. One of the competition's youngest contestants, 13-year-old Benny Benson, designed...
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

...Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, introduced Erin's Law legislation in Alaska, and in just two more years, she'll see all Alaska schools educating students about sexual abuse and maltreatment. "The process to get Erin's passed has been challenging...
My Turn: Independent report is a plan for the future

...nation and state. As we prepare ourselves to face the challenges ahead, we will build on our history and engagement with all Alaska communities, increase our emergency management capacity, and prepare for a changing Arctic. I commit to you that the...
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed cases in federal court. Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAll veterans affairs staff would be laid off. All Alaska Military Youth Academy staff would be laid off after the current class of cadets graduates in August, and then the program...
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Alaska Science Forum: Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

...0000055 pounds each, the combined weight of Alaska mosquitoes is about 96 million pounds."This is a weight for all Alaska," Sikes said in his answer to Engelhard. "Thus it seems that there is not a greater weight of mosquitoes in Alaska...
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...challenged. This is being played out visibly in conversations regarding oil tax policy.And naturally enough. After all, Alaska's revenues are almost wholly dependent on the price of oil and taxes derived therefrom. But it occurs to me the discussion...
BP honors three Southeast Alaska Teachers Of Excellence

...Alaska teachers are from the communities of Cordova, Sitka and Angoon.The BP Teachers of Excellence program is open to all Alaska school districts, recognizing teachers for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. Celebrating its 20th...
Wray, Fox earn All-Alaska swim honors

Juneau's Glacier Swim Club placed second overall in the combined team scores during last weekend's Alaska Junior Olympics Championships at Anchorage's Bartlett High School with a total of 2,859 points.
On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...available in a variety of different sizes. However, in spite of this prodigious number of available flies, most if not all Alaska fly patterns share some integral design characteristic. The most prominent characteristic of all flies for Alaska is...


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