New statistics reveal the state of Alaska’s job market is in the worst shape since the recession of the late 1980s. In a report released Friday, the analysis branch of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development determined the state had...
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ANCHORAGE — On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation’s northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple. The town was known as Barrow until Thursday, when the new name, Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR’-vik), became...
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ANCHORAGE — A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder after acknowledging that he killed his foster father two years ago because the man had taken away his vapor cigarette charger. Peter Henry, 18, entered his plea in Anchorage Superior...
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JUNEAU — U.S. Rep. Don Young said there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he said came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young, 83, is the...
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.
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JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year. Ferry spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said those riding the small ferry Lituya will pay for a round trip to go one...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska education department has chosen a new vendor for its statewide student tests after glitches earlier this year prompted cancellation of the tests.
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BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - The federal government is giving public housing agencies nationwide 18 months to implement a ban on smoking, but the state of Alaska is looking to crack down on tobacco much sooner.
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The state of Alaska has chosen a familiar group to conduct standardized tests for students across the state. On Thursday, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development announced that it has picked Data Recognition Corporation to run tests for...
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Local corporation sues City of Utqiagvik to halt name-change; Alaska leaders seek to avoid fight over oil taxes; State helps ease multi-million dollar Bluecrest loan; Anchorage Police Department adds officers; Police investigate gun threat at Chugiak...
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FAIRBANKS — Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer. Fairbanks police said the former officer, Al Hutton, was found crying in a...
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BETHEL — A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities across Alaska. Assistant professor Todd Brinkman led a team of researchers who collected data and gathered...
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BOSTON — Changing marijuana laws aren’t necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now...
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ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have made in arrest in an attack on a woman jogging in July near East High School. Police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old boy in the attempted sexual assault. The attack occurred early on the evening of July 27. The woman...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau officials have taken steps to increase affordable housing in the city, but they have also decided to minimize the impact of a plan that would help bring down high housing costs.
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage Republican Rep. Charisse Millett will serve as House minority leader during the upcoming Legislature. Nikiski Rep. Mike Chenault, the long-serving speaker of the House, will be minority whip.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed next week is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment.
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MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
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The Alaska House’s new minority caucus has some familiar faces at the top. In a message sent at the close of business Wednesday, the 18-member House Republican Caucus said former Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, will become Minority Leader...
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Smoking will soon be extinguished in all public housing across the United States, but the Alaska Public Housing Finance Corporation is planning to move quickly in meeting new requirements from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD...
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Palin for VA? She seems eager; ACLU sues state on abortion regs; Murkowski deals with legislation involving guns and marijuana; Fairbanks looks to transform school day; Alaska fire crews battling blazes in Southeast U.S.; Ask a Climatologist: Bitter cold...
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NEW YORK — Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations which tracked the flow of gifts. The 92nd Street Y in New York City, credited...
12/1/2016
TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another. He approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby,...
11/30/2016
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - Operators of the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak say the facility's next launch won't take place before the end of the year as previously reported.
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11/30/2016
NEW YORK (AP) - Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.
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11/30/2016
Interior Dept. gives Ahtna region more say in moose, caribou hunt; Deadline nears for Murkowski energy bill; Former Attorney General Richards joins Bering Straits Native Corp; Armstrong Oil and Gas has high hopes for another North Slope find this winter;...
11/30/2016
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Southeast has created an endowment in the name of former Alaska Attorney General Grace Schaible to support visiting faculty, researchers, artists and Native elders.
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11/29/2016
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A conservation organization is working to gather more information on the Kenai Peninsula's Russian River in an effort to show the impact of changing stream temperatures on fish populations.
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11/29/2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump plans to dismantle President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But delivering on his campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of...
11/29/2016
State's new top general back in Alaska for the third time; One Alaskan’s quest to transform how we clean up oil spills; Sockeye fire trial starts tomorrow; Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center opens in Klukwan; Satellite tags offer rare glimpse into...
11/29/2016
All absentee ballots counted and accounted for; Rural lawmakers wield power without recent precedent; DOC seeks input on re-purposing Palmer Correctional Center; High winds forecast for Aleutians, Alaska Peninsula; Sitkans aim to raise funds, traditional...
11/26/2016
Rep. Seaton joins bipartisan House caucus; Doyon continues search for Nenana Basin oil and gas; Latest effort to revise Kenai invocation policy stalls; Wood energy grants again offered in Alaska; Alaska Native corporation heads dam removal project; Small...
11/24/2016
New head of Federal Subsistence Board says local voices are essential; Anchorage teacher surprised with national award; 4 percent: Anchorage may get a sales tax; Ferry study recommends changes; North Slope schools expand curricula to ‘reflect ideologies...
11/23/2016
New legislative leaders prepare to start work ahead of challenging session; Update: Blood Bank denies it put public at risk to boost finances; Community gathers for Transgender Day of Remembrance; Front of new Alaska ferry completed; Great Alaska...
11/22/2016
Breaking: Offshore lease plan excludes Arctic; Breaking: Offshore lease plan excludes Arctic (2way); Bartlett Regional Hospital now recognizes broader gender identities; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority officially changes leadership; Blood Bank...
11/19/2016
Judge upholds Walker’s veto halving Permanent Fund dividends; Alaska Native corporation acquires oil and gas leases in Arctic waters; ConocoPhillips puts historic Kenai LNG plant up for sale; Anchorage man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting...
11/18/2016
Tension lingers over handling of investigation into linked homicides; Walker names Anchorage lawyer as new chief of staff; NOAA determines that Iliamna Lake harbor seals are not endangered; Anchorage Assembly budget makes several cuts to increase police...
11/17/2016
APD: gun used to shoot officer linked to five summer murders; Native leaders hold symposium to discuss strengthening self-government; Obama's Alaska regs could cling long into Trump's term; Dakota Access pipeline protesters march in Anchorage; Dillingham...
11/16/2016
Update: APD says officer ambushed and shot; officer in surgery, suspect dead; New House majority boosts Southeast lawmakers’ power; Obama’s last chance to weigh in on Arctic drilling has industry worried, enviros hopeful; Kenai Borough Assembly may...
11/15/2016
University of Alaska announces five percent tuition hike; Other states look to Alaska as model for insurance relief; Alaska veteran and advocate unbothered by Trump presidency; Alaskans on front lines of Standing Rock protest; State program stops aiding...
11/12/2016
Transitions in gas line team as state takes charge of project; Longtime private-sector engineer to head state’s oil and gas division; New House majority names slate of chairpersons; Veteran Town hall to be held in Palmer; Budget cuts leave some Alaskans...
11/11/2016
Longtime Inupiaq leader and North Slope Mayor Edward Itta dies at 71; Alaska Human Rights Commission proposes regulation changes to protect LGBTQ community; Why Alaska judges don't raise campaign funds to continue to serve, like other states'; Number of...
11/8/2016
Walker: Prostate cancer diagnosis won't impair ability to perform duties; Divergent tones in U.S. House and Senate debates; In Alaska, energy policy is key issue for some voters; Tanana Village public safety officers seek ability to carry guns; Polaris...
11/5/2016
Lake Clark plane crash victim found; Man convicted in Tanana trooper killings sentenced to 203 years in prison; Strong turnout in early voting across Alaska; Amendment would allow state bonds to back college loans; Interior race between political...
11/4/2016
Abortion ruling at center justices' retention battle; Alaska’s top oil companies adjusting to low prices; Search continues for downed pilot in Lake Clark National Park; Mushers await release of documentary criticizing the sport; Unlawful 'free samples'...
11/3/2016