The city of Anchorage is asking for some big-ticket items from the Alaska Legislature in 2014 -- including $250 million for the beleaguered Port of Anchorage expansion -- but is also keeping expectations low.Sean Doogan
COMMENTARY: The major North Slope oil companies and the state are likely to face years of debate over definitions as the new tax cut law adds to the ambiguity and complexity about what constitutes "new oil."Dermot Cole
As the commissioner of Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services floated the idea of a possible state-based alternative to federal Medicaid expansion -- rejected by Gov. Parnell last month -- the Legislature may opt to take expansion into its own hands.Pat Forgey
The Assembly ran out of time to smash a winner in the tennis debate on Tuesday night, but it passed a set of changes to rules for taxi cabs in the municipality, including a fare hike and requiring video cameras.Sean Doogan
U.S. senators from Alaska and Washington attached an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill authorizing construction of new icebreakers, which they say are needed to boost Arctic protections.Yereth Rosen
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan on Monday vetoed $750,000 intended to pay for police officers working inside Anchorage schools -- funding added by the Anchorage Assembly for the program at its Nov. 19 meeting.Sean Doogan
Parents may well be aware that children should be protected from listening to the Sandy Hook 911 tapes, but experts caution that adults, too, need to reflect on their reasons and expectations from doing so.
As student debt continues to grow, getting the best bang for your buck is becoming more important than ever in choosing a college. In response to growing concerns over student debt, 'Best Value' college lists are popping up everywhere.