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Police: Felon Killed Prosecutor in Jealous Rage

Police in the country’s northernmost community say a convicted felon shot and killed a state assistant prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.

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December 10, 2014

Troopers Say Skier Dead in Alaska Avalanche

Alaska State Troopers say a man died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing. Troopers say the victim of the avalanche that was reported Saturday evening is tentatively identified as 35-year-old Eric Peterson of Delta Junction.

December 8, 2014

State’s New Attorney General To Review Gay Marriage Case, Guard Issues

Alaska’s new attorney general says he will view litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines.

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December 4, 2014

Anti-Corruption Measure Cleared For Signatures

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at public corruption have been given the OK to begin gathering signatures.

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December 3, 2014

NOAA Proposes Critical Habitat For Ringed Seals

A federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska’s north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that’s the main prey of polar bears.

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December 2, 2014

North Pole Suing Over Groundwater Pollution

The city of North Pole is suing two recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution. The lawsuit blames current refinery owner Flint Hills Alaska Resources and previous owner Williams Alaska Petroleum for releasing hazardous substances into the groundwater beneath the refinery.

November 28, 2014

Two Injured in Small Plane Crash

Alaska State Troopers say two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet. The plane went down Thursday across the inlet from Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula.

November 28, 2014

Hoonah to Start on New Cruise Ship Dock

Construction of a new cruise ship dock near Hoonah is expected to begin next year. Capital City Weekly reports Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine construction on Monday won the $23.7 million contract to design and build a 400-foot floating dock at Icy Strait Point, a southeast Alaska cruise ship destination.

November 28, 2014

Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions

Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four new staff members, including an attorney general.

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November 26, 2014

Iditarod musher hurt in crash with vehicle

A veteran Iditarod musher was struck and injured Tuesday night by a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willow.

November 26, 2014

LNG Project Gets Export Approval

A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.

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November 21, 2014

Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal

The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue.

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November 21, 2014

Begich Concedes Senate Race to Sullivan

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan. Begich called Sullivan to congratulate him Monday. He said he urged Sullivan “to adopt a bipartisan resolve in the Senate.”

November 17, 2014

Parnell concedes gubernatorial race to Walker

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has conceded in the state’s gubernatorial race, issuing a statement a day after independent candidate Bill Walker was declared the winner.

November 15, 2014

Stakeholder To Sell Holdings In Alaska Rig

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in a Cook Inlet rig, which will be transported to South Africa for offshore exploration, pending final approval.

November 14, 2014
Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Republican Dan Sullivan led incumbent Democrat Mark Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week, and when state officials counted absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday, the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan’s lead.

November 11, 2014

NTSB: Pilot Decisions Caused Alaska Copter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a fatal Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly into bad weather and the agency’s inadequate safety management.

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November 5, 2014

Group Launches Anti-Walker Ad Campaign

A new Republican group has launched an advertising campaign against independent Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker in the final days before next week’s election.

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October 27, 2014

Parnell Meets With Guard Members

Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members Sunday amid ongoing criticism about the administration’s response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard.

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October 20, 2014

Small Southeast Community Becomes New Alaska City

A small community in southeast Alaska is the state’s newest city. A state commissioner signed incorporation documents last week for Edna Bay, which has a population of 49.

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October 20, 2014