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Alaska Man Loses Appeal Over Park Dispute

A federal judge has dismissed the appeal of an Alaska man convicted of charges stemming from a 2010 run-in with park rangers in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Jim Wilde was arrested after failing to stop his boat for a safety inspection on the Yukon River.

December 5, 2013 - 10:34 am

Scientist Reprimanded Over Emails Settles Case

An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency.

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December 4, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Strong Sockeye Run Predicted

Alaska state fishery managers are predicting a strong sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet next year.

December 4, 2013 - 9:22 am

Musk Oxen Make Bethel Appearance

Alaska State Troopers say musk oxen have been seen in and around the Bethel area, and people should keep their distance. Troopers say the musk oxen have been seen near homes, on winter trails and near the local waterfront.

December 4, 2013 - 9:17 am
Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

Officials Documenting Wreckage of St. Marys’ Crash

The chief of the agency’s Alaska office, Clint Johnson, said an investigator with the NTSB and another from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday reached the site where a single-engine aircraft went down near the village of St. Marys.

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December 2, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Four Dead in Southwest Alaska Plane Crash

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said Saturday.

November 30, 2013 - 11:16 am

Office Delays Start of Registering for Flood Assistance

The state disaster office has pushed back the start date for those affected by the October Kenai flooding to register for individual grant assistance.

November 29, 2013 - 9:01 am

Replacing Ferry is Board’s Top Priority

The chairman of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board says replacing the troubled Tustumena ferry is the board’s top priority. The Tustumena was out of commission for nearly a year.

November 29, 2013 - 8:56 am
Riley Plaintiffs, Dems Rule Out Redistricting Appeal

Riley Plaintiffs, Dems Rule Out Redistricting Appeal

The legal fight over Alaska’s redistricting plan may be nearing an end. Jason Gazewood, an attorney for Fairbanks-area plaintiffs George Riley and Ronald Dearborn, says they do not plan to appeal a decision approving the latest map.

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November 21, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Family of Man Shot By Anchorage Police Sues

The family of man fatally shot by Anchorage police is suing the police department, officers and the city, claiming reckless, excessive force was used.

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November 21, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Anchorage Police Say Beating Victim Was Left For Days

Anchorage police say an 18-year-old man found badly beaten in an abandoned downtown house two months ago likely had been attacked two to three days before he was found.

November 20, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Healy Man Apparently Victim Of Mistaken Identity

A 28-year-old man is accused of beating a Healy man with a baseball bat in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Joshua R. Sanford of Healy is charged with felony assault.

November 20, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Department, EPA Settle Over Outdated Wells

Alaska’s transportation department has agreed to pay $332,000 for violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The department also has agreed to close and sample 55 motor vehicle waste disposals well at state vehicle repair and maintenance facilities across Alaska by 2018 as part of the settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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November 19, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Judge OKs New Political Boundaries

A state court judge has ruled that Alaska’s newly redrawn political boundaries meet constitutional standards. Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy issued the ruling Monday, granting the Alaska Redistricting Board’s requests for summary judgment.

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November 18, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Fairbanks Mayor Issues Disaster Declaration

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins has issued a disaster declaration in connection with severe weather. The declaration issued Monday comes after strong winds caused power outages for thousands of borough residents.

November 18, 2013 - 2:02 pm
Murkowski, Young Want Clarity on Bird Feather Use

Murkowski, Young Want Clarity on Bird Feather Use

Alaska’s congressional delegation has introduced bills that would clarify that it’s OK for Alaska Natives to sell artwork adorned with bird feathers. Under the legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, some traditional Alaska Native art and crafts would be exempt from a provision of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act barring the sale of items containing the feathers and non-edible parts of migratory birds.

November 18, 2013 - 9:54 am

Storm Closes Fairbanks Schools, Knocks Out Power

The Fairbanks area continues to experience strong winds Thursday morning with mixed precipitation. An early winter storm, with snow and freezing rain, has prompted Fairbanks schools to close for a second day. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is open Thursday, but there are widespread power outages.

November 14, 2013 - 11:53 am

Groups Seek Decision On Southeast Alaska Wolves

Two environmental groups want the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide whether a strain of gray wolves on Prince of Wales Island should be considered for an endangered species listing, a decision that could affect future logging.

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November 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Flags To Be Lowered For Former Legislator

Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of the late former state legislator Elton Engstrom, Jr.

November 12, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Hultberg Resigning As Administration Commissioner

Gov. Sean Parnell is losing another commissioner. Becky Hultberg told Parnell, in a letter dated Monday, that she plans to resign as the commissioner of Administration, effective Dec. 11, for a position in the private sector.

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November 12, 2013 - 12:51 pm