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Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste.
Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Bethel, during debate on the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day, April 1, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

The losing incumbent in a northern Alaska state legislative race has filed two lawsuits against state elections officials, alleging illegal procedures were followed. Listen now
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Several Blood Bank of Alaska employees have filed a federal complaint accusing the blood bank's leadership of mismanagement and financial impropriety since the organization moved into its $45 million facility in Anchorage earlier this year. Listen now

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich may consider running as a write-in in this year's crowded U.S. Senate race.

A grand jury has indicted a second suspect on murder charges in the death of man found on a rural Anchorage road in August.

Alaska and national business and labor groups launched a media campaign Monday to keep Arctic areas in the next five-year federal offshore leasing plan. Twenty groups organized as the Arctic Coalition are urging the Obama administration to retain a Beaufort Sea lease sale in 2020 and a Chukchi Sea lease sale in 2022.

Authorities in North Dakota are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest about an oil pipeline in anticipation of a court ruling on the issue. Violence broke out at the protest site on Saturday. Democracy Now reports protesters were attacked by private security forces with dogs and pepper spray. The Standing Rock Sioux asked a US District Court to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. A ruling is expected on Friday.

Alaska Democratic Party chairwoman Casey Steinau says there's no evidence to suggest that primary election-day problems affected the outcome of a northern Alaska legislative race.

A school on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska that saw only a handful of graduates last year is closing its doors due to a lack of students.
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The chairman of Alaska's Republican Party is suggesting that another election be held in a state House district where ballot issues during the primary prompted questions about the election results. Listen now

Alaska State Troopers say all five people aboard two small planes died in a midair collision in the western part of the state.

John Schaeffer Jr., an Inupiat Eskimo elder and tribal leader in northwest Alaska, has died. He was 77. Listen now

Anchorage police have released the name of a second man who was found dead in a local park over the weekend. Listen now
U.S Rep. Don Young speaks to the Capital City Republicans and Capital City Republican Women at the Prospector Hotel April 4, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Don Young says the Alaska Republican is updating his financial disclosures to show ownership in a family farm dating to the 1990s and income from oil and gas leases. Listen now

Alaska State Troopers say lab tests showed the presence of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl in heroin seized from a village where four people recently overdosed on heroin, including one woman who died. Listen now
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Anchorage police have released the name of the man found dead Monday morning on a city road. Listen now
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Two men suspected of robbing an Anchorage bank were arrested early Friday at the city's main airport. Listen now
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A major Alaska beverage distributor is planning a $40 million investment in Anchorage.
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This might be an only-in-Alaska problem: A restaurant in Fairbanks that has told customers since 2013 it was serving reindeer tenderloin was actually giving them elk. Listen now
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A 14-year-old boy died Sunday in a rafting accident on Eagle River in Anchorage. Listen now