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Alaska insurance division director to resign

ANCHORAGE - Bret Kolb, the director of the Alaska Division of Insurance, has announced he is resigning next month.Kolb is leaving to take a position as the director of business development...
Agency halts grizzly hunting in Kenai refuge

ANCHORAGE - Sport hunting of grizzly bears will end Saturday in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge because too many bears have been killed this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday. The emergency closure will take effect at 12:01 a.
Fairbanks health center to file for bankruptcy

FAIRBANKS - The board of a nonprofit regional community health center that provides mental health services in Fairbanks has decided to file for bankruptcy.
Polls open for Juneau municipal election

Voters will head to the polls today to elect the City and Borough of Juneau's 13th mayor since incorporation in 1970, as well as two new members of the CBJ Assembly and three members of the Juneau School District Board of Education.
General election, with presidential race on ballot, is today

Voters across the United States are heading to the polls to vote in the general election Tuesday. In Alaska, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Insurance credit score bill moves out of committee

JUNEAU - A bill that would allow insurance companies to consider a person's credit score when renewing a policy advanced from committee Thursday.
Cruise season begins in Juneau

...Woizeschke's first cruise season as president and CEO of the JCVB. Her predecessor, Lorene Palmer, became director of the Alaska Division of Economic Development late last year.It is also the first full cruise season in which the JCVB will occupy...
State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber

...that will not change under a new law passed earlier this year that relaxes restrictions on the industry, the director of the Alaska Division of Water said at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.Michelle Bonnet Hale made her pitch to...
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Lt Gov. certifies pot application

Alaska will be the next battleground in the effort to legalize marijuana. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, on Friday certified a ballot initiative application that would make it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
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Boreal forests burning at historic rate

FAIRBANKS - The world's boreal forests, which stretch from interior Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean and span regions of Russia and Scandinavia, are burning at a rate considered historically unprecedented, according to a new study of the Yukon Flats region.


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