An incident over the weekend has alarmed members of an immigrant community in Anchorage. However, officials are stopping short of labeling it a hate crime.
In Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature. Download Audio
The City of Homer is taking its first step towards a long planned expansion of the city’s deep water dock. Earlier this month, the Homer City Council chose to award R&M Consultants of Anchorage the contract for a study to evaluate the project’s merits. Download Audio
The Army Corp of Engineers are gearing up for the summer season of projects around the state. Download Audio
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port now that the winter season has closed. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka. Download Audio
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a measure that allows the area school district to keep $800,000 that it would’ve been required to give back to the borough. Assembly members say the action was a small step toward helping the district cope with personnel and program cuts that district officials have proposed to deal with an $11 million state funding shortfall. Download Audio
APD Stops Short Of Calling Weekend Vandalism Incident A Hate Crime; Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law; Alaska Senate Rejects Effort To Preemptively Ban Marijuana Concentrates; Report: Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise; Army Corps Of Engineers Preps For Summer Season; Homer Takes First Step Toward Deep Water Dock Expansion; Legislature Diving Into Anchorage's Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds; Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast Trollers; Indigenous Leaders Adapt Western-Style Government While Retaining Traditional Approaches; ‘There’s Nothing Left to Cut’: Fairbanks Assembly Gives School District $800K Boost Download Audio
When Alaskans voted to regulate marijuana, a discrepancy was created where possession of small amounts of the drug was legal and where possession of larger amounts meant higher level felonies. The Alaska Senate has passed a bill to bridge the gap. And in the process, they rejected a controversial effort to preemptively ban marijuana concentrates.
Legislators in Juneau heard testimony Friday on why violent crime appears to be rising, and what assistance state law-makers may be able to provide through appropriations.