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Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutor’s Shooting Death

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.

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December 19, 2014

Walker Considers Delay in Legal Marijuana Sales

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he’s considering a 90-day delay in implementing legal marijuana sales. Alaska voters in November approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

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December 19, 2014

Broker Enrolls About 1K Alaskans In Latest Signup

A broker established to help individuals sign up for private health insurance has enrolled about 1,000 Alaskans in the first month of the latest open enrollment period.

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December 17, 2014

Butler to Return as Alaska’s Top Doctor

Jay Butler is returning to his job as the state’s top doctor. Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson says in a release that Butler will be both the state’s chief medical officer and director of the Division of Health.

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December 12, 2014

Police: Felon Killed Prosecutor in Jealous Rage

Police in the country’s northernmost community say a convicted felon shot and killed a state assistant prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.

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December 10, 2014

Troopers Say Skier Dead in Alaska Avalanche

Alaska State Troopers say a man died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing. Troopers say the victim of the avalanche that was reported Saturday evening is tentatively identified as 35-year-old Eric Peterson of Delta Junction.

December 8, 2014

State’s New Attorney General To Review Gay Marriage Case, Guard Issues

Alaska’s new attorney general says he will view litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines.

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December 4, 2014

Anti-Corruption Measure Cleared For Signatures

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at public corruption have been given the OK to begin gathering signatures.

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December 3, 2014

NOAA Proposes Critical Habitat For Ringed Seals

A federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska’s north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that’s the main prey of polar bears.

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December 2, 2014

North Pole Suing Over Groundwater Pollution

The city of North Pole is suing two recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution. The lawsuit blames current refinery owner Flint Hills Alaska Resources and previous owner Williams Alaska Petroleum for releasing hazardous substances into the groundwater beneath the refinery.

November 28, 2014

Two Injured in Small Plane Crash

Alaska State Troopers say two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet. The plane went down Thursday across the inlet from Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula.

November 28, 2014

Hoonah to Start on New Cruise Ship Dock

Construction of a new cruise ship dock near Hoonah is expected to begin next year. Capital City Weekly reports Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine construction on Monday won the $23.7 million contract to design and build a 400-foot floating dock at Icy Strait Point, a southeast Alaska cruise ship destination.

November 28, 2014

Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions

Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four new staff members, including an attorney general.

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November 26, 2014

Iditarod musher hurt in crash with vehicle

A veteran Iditarod musher was struck and injured Tuesday night by a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willow.

November 26, 2014

LNG Project Gets Export Approval

A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.

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November 21, 2014

Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal

The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue.

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November 21, 2014

Begich Concedes Senate Race to Sullivan

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan. Begich called Sullivan to congratulate him Monday. He said he urged Sullivan “to adopt a bipartisan resolve in the Senate.”

November 17, 2014

Parnell concedes gubernatorial race to Walker

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has conceded in the state’s gubernatorial race, issuing a statement a day after independent candidate Bill Walker was declared the winner.

November 15, 2014

Stakeholder To Sell Holdings In Alaska Rig

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in a Cook Inlet rig, which will be transported to South Africa for offshore exploration, pending final approval.

November 14, 2014
Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Republican Dan Sullivan led incumbent Democrat Mark Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week, and when state officials counted absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday, the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan’s lead.

November 11, 2014