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State senator rescinds subpoena for video in inmate death

A Republican state senator is appealing to the Department of Corrections commissioner in an effort to get surveillance video related to an inmate’s death.

August 12, 2015
Feds Move to Protect Polar Bear Habitat

Feds Move to Protect Polar Bear Habitat

The federal government wants to push ahead with its plan to designate a huge swath of the Arctic as critical habitat for endangered polar bears over the wishes of the state of Alaska and trade associations.

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August 11, 2015

Number of synthetic drug hospitalizations climbs to 88

The number of Anchorage residents transported to the hospital due health problems stemming from the use of a synthetic drug called spice continues to climb.

August 11, 2015

Walker announces review of Corrections policies

Gov. Bill Walker has asked for an administrative review of Alaska’s Department of Corrections. His office said the review will look for ways to ensure inmate safety and improve department policies, if needed.

August 11, 2015

Sullivan to host meetings in Alaska on veterans’ health care

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is hosting meetings in Alaska to hear from veterans on health care provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

August 11, 2015
Alaska sees 5 million acres burned during 2015 fire season

Alaska sees 5 million acres burned during 2015 fire season

Officials say the Alaska fire season this year has seen more than 5 million acres burned and is likely to become the second largest wildfire season on record.

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August 10, 2015

Alaska Joins Lawsuit Asking Judge to Block New Federal Water Rule

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. Alaska is one of the states joining the suit.

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August 10, 2015

Miller Energy charged with inflating company’s value

Miller Energy Resources Inc. and two of its former executives have been charged with inflating the values of the company’s oil and gas properties in Alaska by more than $400 million.

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August 10, 2015

Wolf hunting to resume near Denali National Park

Wolf hunting will resume Monday near Denali National Park and Preserve despite calls from conservationists to reinstate a “wolf buffer” near the park.

August 10, 2015

Colorado man found dead on Backers Island beach

Seldovia police are investigating after a Colorado man was found dead on a nearby beach. Two fisherman spotted the body on a Backers Island beach Saturday morning. They checked if the man was breathing and then called 911.

August 10, 2015

Immersive Tlingit language program begins at UAF

The first Tlingit language immersion program has ended after a week of activities in Sitka. Things wrapped up Saturday for the 63 language speakers that traveled from across Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 to attend the workshops.

August 10, 2015

3-Year-Old Child Fatally Shoots Himself In Anchorage Home

Police received a call just after noon on Wednesday reporting the shooting at a home in southeast Anchorage. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators concluded the child fatally shot himself with a gun he found inside the home.

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August 7, 2015

Troopers Puzzle Over Plane Found On Knik Mudflats Sans Pilot, Passengers

A small airplane was found Friday morning on Knik Arm mudflats near a small Anchorage airport but state and federal authorities say they don’t know who was on board.

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August 7, 2015

SEC Charges Miller Energy Execs With Cooking the Books

Miller Energy Resources Inc. and two of its former executives have been charged with inflating the values of the company’s oil and gas properties in Alaska by more than $400 million.

August 7, 2015

Ketchikan borough considers body cameras for animal control

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s Department of Animal Protection is considering equipping field officers with body cameras.

August 7, 2015

Barge brings tsunami, other marine debris to Seattle

A barge carrying hundreds of tons of marine debris collected on shorelines in Alaska and British Columbia has arrived in Seattle for sorting and recycling.

August 7, 2015

Synthetic drug blamed for 30 Anchorage hospitalizations

Anchorage police say at least 30 people have been taken to the hospital over the past four days with health problems stemming from the use of a synthetic drug called Spice.

August 6, 2015

State flags removed from Fairbanks bridge due to conditions

A display of America’s 50 state flags has been removed from a Fairbanks bridge due to their worn condition and an ongoing debate about Confederate symbols.

August 6, 2015

Anchorage police investigating shooting of 3-year-old

According to a release from the department, police received a call just after noon on Wednesday reporting the shooting at a home in southeast Anchorage. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

August 6, 2015

Woman injured in bear attack near Sterling

A 20-year-old woman was flown to an Anchorage hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear near a popular recreation spot on the Kenai Peninsula.

August 5, 2015