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The Senate Finance Committee is considering hiring two former state commissioners to help lawmakers review state spending and address massive budget deficits.
Southcentral Alaska’s lack of snow and uncertain weather is again pushing organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to ponder moving the start of the race from Willow to Fairbanks.
The incoming Alaska Senate president has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press office this session.
Former Alaska legislator Andrew Halcro has filed a letter of intent to run for mayor of Anchorage. Halcro filed the letter, signaling his interest in seeking the post, with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Friday.
Attorney General Craig Richards is in the process of hiring a special investigator to look into the handling of sexual assault complaints within the Alaska National Guard.
Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help in a search for a 72-year-old Wisconsin man who disappeared in August.
Alaska is bringing back the bear to license plates. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaskans next spring will be able to choose license plates of blue and gold that reflect state flag colors or a new version of plates last offered in 1976 that feature a grizzly bear.
An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.
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.
Alaska’s new attorney general says he will view litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines.