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3 insurers plan to leave Alaska individual health market

Thousands of Alaskans will have to find a new insurer after a shake-up in the state’s health insurance market.

June 23, 2015

Repair planned for small leak in trans-Alaska pipeline

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is working on a repair for a small crude oil leak found in a buried section of the trans-Alaska pipeline, but for now an employee with a rag suffices for management.

June 23, 2015

Alaska unemployment rate at 6.8 percent in May

Alaska’s preliminary unemployment rate stood at 6.8 percent last month. That compares to 6.7 percent in April and 6.9 percent in May 2014.

June 23, 2015

Businesses want more recreation at Tongass National Forest

A group of 49 business owners in Southeast Alaska wants the federal government to put more money into recreation opportunities at the Tongass National Forest.

June 22, 2015

Fort Yukon Tribal Hall gets energy upgrades

Eight miles north of the Arctic Circle, a fixed 72-panel, 18-kilowatt array of solar panels went online last month atop the Fort Yukon tribal hall.

June 22, 2015

Experts say temperatures in Alaska likely to stay warm

The heat wave that has already brought record-breaking temperatures to Alaska is expected to continue until the start of fall.

June 22, 2015

Newspapers in Fairbanks, Kodiak for Sale

The chief executive officer for two Alaska newspapers says the publications are for sale. William Dean Singleton says the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and the Kodiak Daily Mirror are both available. Employees were informed Monday.

June 15, 2015

Troopers cite man for running down, killing bald eagles

A 28-year-old Oregon man has been accused of running over several bald eagles feeding on a roadway in Dutch Harbor, killing two and injuring two others.

June 12, 2015

Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans

Federal officials are saying several of the 15 Stellar sea lions found dead last week near Cordova had wounds indicating they had been “deliberately killed.”

June 12, 2015

National Park Service supports Mount McKinley name change

The National Park Service is not against changing Mount McKinley’s official name to Denali, but Alaskans are still in a battle with Ohioans over the name of North America’s tallest mountain.

June 11, 2015

Alaska confirms first measles case in more than decade

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says the state’s first measles case in more than a decade has been confirmed in Fairbanks.

June 10, 2015

Slow oil leak discovered on trans-Alaska pipeline

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and state authorities are responding to a slow leak of crude oil discovered in a buried section of the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline.

June 8, 2015

Alaska residents rank 3 state services as low priority

State services like the pioneers’ home, the aerospace corporation and the agriculture division should be Alaska’s lowest priorities, according to participants in a budget conference held by Gov. Bill Walker.

June 8, 2015

Special session costs of at least $430K so far

The two special legislative sessions so far have cost the state at least $430,000, with costs still being tallied.

June 8, 2015

Coast Guard seeks fines against anti-drilling protesters

The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated penalties against four anti-drilling protesters, including a woman who chained herself to a support ship that’s part of Royal Dutch Shell’s oil exploration plans in the Arctic Ocean.

June 5, 2015

Stowers chosen as next chief justice of Alaska Supreme Court

The Alaska Supreme Court has chosen Justice Craig Stowers to be the next chief justice. The announcement was made Wednesday in a release from the court system.

June 4, 2015

Alaska grizzly bear license plates off to a good start

Alaska’s grizzly bear license plate has made its comeback and is gaining popularity among vehicle owners.

June 3, 2015

Anchorage police ID remains found washed up on mudflats

Anchorage police have released the identity of the man whose body was found in the mudflats near Kincaid Park.

June 3, 2015

Groups sue agency to block Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling

Ten environmental groups are suing a federal agency over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska’s northwest coast. The lawsuit seeks a review of permits granted to Royal Dutch Shell PLC by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea.

June 3, 2015

Tribal leaders and fishermen protest Alaska military plans

Tribal leaders and commercial fishermen are protesting against military exercises planned for the Gulf of Alaska.

June 1, 2015