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Men gets 6 years for 2014 fatal Kodiak stabbing

A Kodiak man has been sentenced to six years in jail with four suspended for fatally stabbing another man while demonstrating his martial arts moves.
January 27, 2016

Alaska Democrats vote to allow independents in party primary

Alaska Democratic party leaders have approved allowing candidates not affiliated with a political party to run in the Democratic primary.
January 26, 2016

Alaska court dismisses case based on tribal sovereignty

A case between two tribes over the alleged misuse of federal transportation funds has been dismissed in Alaska's Superior Court.
January 26, 2016

2017 Arctic Council ministerial meeting will be in Fairbanks

Fairbanks has been selected to host the next ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in 2017.
January 26, 2016

Woman dies in Sterling Highway head-on crash

A 19-year-old Soldotna woman died Monday in a head-on crash on the Sterling Highway.
January 26, 2016

Miller Energy reaches $5M settlement with federal regulators

Miller Energy Resources has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations that it inflated the value of its Alaska oil and gas properties by more than $400 million. Download Audio
January 25, 2016

Ex-chief of Sitka National Historical Park files suit

The former superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park who was terminated for the second time last month has filed a lawsuit over allegations of gender and racial discrimination.
January 25, 2016

Alaska finishes 2015 with unemployment rate of 6.5 percent

Alaska finished 2015 with an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. The state labor department says the December seasonally adjusted rate compares to 6.4 percent in November. The unemployment rate in December 2014 was 6.4 percent.
January 25, 2016

Bill to update Alaska Military Code of Justice advances

A bill that would update Alaska's Military Code of Justice and strengthen penalties for certain violations has advanced from the House Judiciary Committee.
January 25, 2016
Common Murres, like the one held by Wildlife Biologist Leslie Slater on the beach along the Spit in Homer, are turning up along beaches all around the Kachemak Bay area.

Mass seabird deaths prompt federal attention

A federal agency is calling for more research into large-scale mortality of common murres and other seabirds off Alaska's coast. Download Audio
January 22, 2016
Head of Alaska's ferry system calls for reduced fleet

Head of Alaska’s ferry system calls for reduced fleet

The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System says the ferry system's fleet needs to downsize amid proposed cuts to operations in the next fiscal year.
January 22, 2016

Power restored to Newtok after days-long outage

Power has been restored to the village of Newtok in southwestern Alaska after the community's only generator malfunctioned over the weekend.
January 21, 2016

Legislator joins national movement on privacy bills

An Anchorage representative and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska are teaming up to support two privacy bills. The bills are aimed at protecting students and employees from having to provide access to personal social media accounts under coercion or threat.
January 21, 2016

Senator moves to halt proposed ban on Alaska predator hunts

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is looking to stop a proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ban on some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in the state.
January 21, 2016
Fairbanks paper adds new publisher after sale

Fairbanks paper adds new publisher after sale

A man with a long history in Alaska newspapers is the new publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Download Audio
January 20, 2016
Walker comfortable with Exxon statements on gas availability

Walker comfortable with Exxon statements on gas availability

Gov. Bill Walker says he's comfortable with statements made by Exxon Mobil Corp. that gas would be made available to a pipeline project the state is pursuing if the company was no longer involved in it.
January 20, 2016

Groceries run low in Alaska after cargo ship problem

Alaska grocery stores are running low on some foods after a cargo ship was delayed by a mechanical issue.
January 20, 2016
Iditarod unlikely to start in Fairbanks, officials say

Iditarod unlikely to start in Fairbanks, officials say

Fairbanks officials say the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is unlikely to start in the borough this year.
January 20, 2016

Convicted Tenakee Springs killer wins appeal

A man found guilty of sexually assaulting and killing a woman in Tenakee Springs a decade ago has won an appeal for post-conviction relief.
January 19, 2016

State budget the focus as Legislature prepares to meet

Alaska's budget deficit is expected to be the focus of the legislative session beginning this week. But the road to a solution could be rocky, with differing ideas for how to help close the hole and difficult choices that could significantly impact state services.
January 18, 2016