National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Alaska Tops List of Snowmobile Thefts

Article 0 Comments Three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the U.S., according to an analysis of national crime figures. The analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows Alaska recorded 128 snowmobile thefts from 2015 to 2017, about 8 percent of all […]

Alaska Marijuana Tax Revenue Hits $1.5M in August

Article 0 Comments Monthly marijuana tax revenue in Alaska hit $1.5 million in August, another new high. The state says the only time this year that tax revenue was below $1 million was in February. Cultivators pay the tax, imposed when marijuana is sold or transferred from a licensed grow […]

Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption

Article 1 Comments Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfest, a free event over three days in Wasilla, […]

Alaska Marijuana Regulators to Discuss Onsite Use

Article 0 Comments Alaska regulators are set to discuss proposed rules for allowing onsite consumption of marijuana at certain shops in August. Regulators have gone back and forth on onsite use, adopting rules in late 2015 to allow people to use marijuana at certain stores but never finalizing how that […]

Army Officer in Alaska Charged with Making Fraudulent Claims

Article 0 Comments A 40-year-old Army officer assigned to Alaska has been charged with making false insurance claims and pocketing nearly $400,000. Lt. Col. Christopher James DeMure is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He was arrested Thursday and held at the Anchorage jail. Online court documents […]

Alaskans Hear False Tsunami Warning on TV, Radio

Article 0 Comments Many Alaska residents were mistakenly warned on TV and on the radio Friday morning of a tsunami threat along the West Coast of the United States, from San Diego to Alaska’s Aleutian islands. The alert said at the end of a nearly two-minute long message that it […]

Climate Change Suit Filed by Alaska Youth Heads To Court

Article 0 Comments The state has argued in court that a climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents should be thrown out because climate policies must be decided by the state Legislature and the executive branch, not the courts. The state and plaintiffs argued their cases this week […]