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Interior Alaska and other parts of the state are experiencing conditions ripe for forest fires and natural resources officials are urging caution in outdoor activities heading into Memorial Day Weekend.
The ACLU of Alaska is saying last month’s city proposal to prevent three-time users of Anchorage’s emergency sobering center from buying alcohol is illegal under state law. The group maintains that it would violate privacy by sharing confidential records with liquor stores.
The Senate Education Committee has advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.
Charges have been dropped against the former store manager for Alaska’s Boy Scouts, who was accused of stealing more than $27,000 from the organization.
Anchorage police have arrested a teenager in an assault that left a bicyclist with a skull fracture. Police say in a statement a 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday with assault charges referred against him.
Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the Emerald City to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea.
Appeals for Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry decision to sell timber from the Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on Gravina Island are due by May 27.
Gov. Bill Walker will allow the Legislature to leave Juneau and convene the special session in Anchorage this week.
A man involved in a violent drug ring that operated in Anchorage has received three life sentences for his crimes.
First lady Michelle Obama says some people think of America’s libraries and museums as luxuries. She calls them “necessities.”
Foes of Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean have attacked on two fronts as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit.
Alaska State Troopers say a 3-year-old girl from lower Kalskag has died after a boat fell on top of her. The accident happened on Saturday on dry land, in the community of Lower Kalskag about 90 miles northeast of Bethel.
Police are looking for a suspect they say shot and killed a Fairbanks man he’d been fighting with in a bar.
State authorities say all contaminated soil from a spill of 1,900 gallons of aviation fuel has been removed.
A Navy training exercise planned in the Gulf of Alaska has sparked heated opposition in a small Alaska fishing town whose residents say the drills are taking place in the critical habitat of breeding and migratory marine life.
The state health department is seeking consulting help to develop a proposal for a health care provider tax in Alaska.
A U.S. senator for Alaska has introduced legislation that would reverse a 2007 federal decision designating Saxman a nonrural community, making residents ineligible for subsistence hunting and fishing on federal land.
The National Winter Service says this past winter was unofficially the least snowy on record for Anchorage.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital could lose its accreditation after being flagged for inadequately documenting some of its sterilization procedures.
Marine surveying will start again this summer near Alaska’s coastal communities in a wide-reaching effort to improve communications by laying a $700 million fiber-optic cable linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic Ocean.