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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

More Alaska families choosing home schooling for their kids

A growing number of families in Alaska have been enrolling their children in a home schooling program that officials say offers flexibility to those who live far from their nearest school.
January 18, 2016

Troopers arrest suspect in shooting at Palmer home

Alaska State Troopers say an 18-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting another man in the head at a Palmer residence.
January 18, 2016

Budget cuts could reduce alcohol abuse treatment services

Behavioral health providers in Alaska are concerned about the impact of a potential $7 million reduction in grants to services such as mental health counseling and alcohol and drug abuse treatment.
January 18, 2016
Red Dog Mine owners sue borough over severance tax

Red Dog Mine owners sue borough over severance tax

The Red Dog Mine operating in northwest Alaska is suing the Northwest Arctic Borough, claiming the municipality has enacted an unfair severance tax. Download Audio
January 15, 2016
Fort Wainwright rejecting IDs from 5 states, American Samoa

Fort Wainwright rejecting IDs from 5 states, American Samoa

Some visitors to Fort Wainwright are no longer able to enter using just their driver's license to identify themselves.
January 15, 2016
Anchorage police find 'explosive device' during home search

Anchorage police find ‘explosive device’ during home search

Anchorage police say officers investigating a drug case found an "explosive device" at a home. The department's vice unit Thursday afternoon was carrying out a search warrant at a home on the 7300 block of Fourth Avenue when officers found the device.
January 15, 2016

Charges filed in shooting death on remote Shuyak Island

A 44-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering in the November shooting death of a man on a remote island near Kodiak.
January 14, 2016

Bill seeks to ban marriages on Alaska prison grounds

A state lawmaker is proposing legislation that would prohibit inmate couples from getting married at Alaska's prisons.
January 14, 2016

NTSB releases preliminary report in downtown crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says wreckage from a small airplane that struck a downtown Anchorage building last month was incinerated in the post-crash fire. Download Audio
January 13, 2016

Alaska 1 of 6 states with no lottery

As if the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot weren't inconvenient enough, people who live in the six states that don't participate have to put in considerable extra effort if they want a ticket.
January 13, 2016
BP announces lay-offs in wake of low oil prices

BP announces lay-offs in wake of low oil prices

BP is cutting some 4,000 jobs in exploration and production over the next two years amid sharp drops in the price of crude. The company says some of those job losses will be in Alaska, but didn't give specifics. Download Audio
January 12, 2016
For 2nd consecutive year, Iditarod eyes Fairbanks start

For 2nd consecutive year, Iditarod eyes Fairbanks start

The head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will meet with Fairbanks officials next week to discuss possibly starting the 1,000-mile race in that city because of poor snow conditions in southcentral Alaska. Download Audio
January 12, 2016

Prisoner dies in state custody at Anchorage hospital

State prison officials have released the name of a prisoner who died Sunday morning The Department of Corrections in a release says 24-year-old Kellsie Green died at Alaska Regional Hospital.
January 12, 2016