Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks about the House passing a crime bill during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks about the House passing a crime bill during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska House reaches compromise with governor on crime bill

Bill takes harder line on dealing drugs, soliciting minors

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Former Director of the state’s combined alcohol and marijuana control office Erika McConnell, left, sits with Marijuana board chairman Mark Springer in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted to fire McConnell following last month’s vote by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to dismiss her. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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PINZ lanes sit open for bowlers Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to renew Taku Lanes liquor license during the meeting on Tuesday. It will now need to be transferred to PINZ in order for the bowling alley to serve wine and beer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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