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North Pole man sickened by ‘rabbit fever’

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning residents after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”

July 3, 2015

Report: Polar bears’ fate tied to reversing global warming

If humans don’t reverse global warming and stop the loss of sea ice, it’s unlikely polar bears will continue as a species. That’s the blunt assessment in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft recovery plan for polar bears filed Thursday.

July 3, 2015

State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

Funding cuts have forced Alaska hatcheries to stop raising Arctic grayling. The state chose to cut grayling because the small, native fish are disproportionately expensive to raise.

July 3, 2015

Man dies after apparently shooting self in Alaska park

An Arizona has man died after apparently shooting himself with a gun at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

July 2, 2015

Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging gay marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

July 2, 2015

University of Alaska Southeast director won’t take job

Just over a week before he was supposed to start, the newly named director of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus says he won’t be showing up for work.

July 2, 2015

Ketchikan man remains missing after 6 months

The family of a Ketchikan man who has been missing for six months has filed a presumptive death petition.

July 2, 2015

Walker makes appointment to Marijuana Control Board

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed members to a new board charged with developing regulations for the cultivation and sale of legal marijuana in Alaska.

July 2, 2015

Man sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatal 2010 beating

A man charged in the beating death of another man in 2010 has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

July 1, 2015

Investigator: Removal of Alaska plane wreckage weeks away

It could be weeks before the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing nine people, is recovered.

July 1, 2015

Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state’s available revenue.

July 1, 2015

Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will not increase rates for Medicaid providers, citing an underfunded budget.

June 30, 2015

Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

Weekend rains brought relief to crews battling Alaska wildfires, but conditions are expected to heat up later this week, capping a record fire month.

June 30, 2015

Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska.

June 30, 2015

Gov. Walker Signs Fuels Tax Increase

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has officially signed off on the state’s first tax increase in a decade.

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June 29, 2015

Communications lag rattles relatives after Alaska crash

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down Thursday in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan in southeast Alaska. The shore excursion was sold through Holland America.

June 29, 2015

Anchorage officials look to keep troublemakers out of parks

Anchorage officials are looking for ways to keep people who break the law out of city parks.

June 29, 2015

Musher signs up for Iditarod after losing home in wildfire

Apparently undeterred by the loss of her home in this month’s Sockeye wildfire, veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe has signed up for the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

June 29, 2015

3 Alaska Native corporations form business alliance

Three Alaska Native regional corporations whose business interests and lands would be affected by oil and gas and shipping expansions in the arctic are joining together in a formal partnership.

June 26, 2015

Border crossing between Hyder, Canada open again

After more than two months of limited access to services in Canada, Hyder residents will once again be able to cross the border at any hour.

June 25, 2015