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The Alaska Marijuana Control Board listens to testimony during a public comment period on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit a milestone Thursday, as regulators approved the first retail stores that will be allowed to have customers consume marijuana products on site.(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption

Jan. 23, 2020 11:53 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved the first retail stores in the state that will be allowed to have customers smoke or consume marijuana...

Alaska Native organization seeks land for 5 communities

Dec. 18, 2019 10:05 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native advocacy group is seeking land and the establishment of Native corporations for communities that were omitted from a federal settlement, officials said. Alaska Natives Without Land wants a change to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act on behalf of Haines,...

In this Dec. 7, 2019 photo, Jaredval Caguiat, 17, finishes squatting 615 pounds, breaking a state record of 551.2 pounds, during the 19th Annual Ketchikan Winter Powerlifting Competition at Body Mechanics Gym in Ketchikan, Alaska. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

Ketchikan teenager sets state weightlifting record

Dec. 14, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Jaredval Caguiat had nothing more than a power bar for breakfast on Saturday. He was running late. “I was in a hurry,” he said with a grin. Caguiat could be all smiles now, of course. Just a month removed from his 17th birthday, the teenager had just achieved a feat...

Alaska city councilor, former mayor resigns after 32 years

Dec. 12, 2019 10:19 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city councilor and former mayor has resigned his council seat 32 years after he first joined the board. Lew Williams III submitted a letter of resignation to Ketchikan City Mayor Bob Sivertsen Monday, The Ketchikan Daily News reported. Williams was first elected to the...

Alaska city joins commission seeking to tax online retailers

Nov. 26, 2019 10:16 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A group of Alaska municipalities has formed a commission to collect sales taxes from online retailers, officials said. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough and 14 other communities signed an agreement to establish the Alaska Intergovernmental Remote Sellers Sales Tax Commission, The...