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State Confirms Rabies in Bat in Southeast Alaska

State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in Southeast Alaska.

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July 18, 2014

Hazardous Material Containers Cleaned Up In Galena

A state report on the response to the 2013 flooding in Galena says more than 5,000 containers of hazardous material scattered throughout the area during the disaster were collected.

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July 15, 2014

Parnell: Pipeline Agreement Signed

Gov. Sean Parnell says an agreement has been signed that allows for the next stage in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.

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July 2, 2014

Person Dies in Merrill Field Airplane Crash

Anchorage police confirm one person has died in a plane crash at the city’s small plane airport. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the crash was reported just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Merrill Field.

July 2, 2014

No Fukushima Radiation Found in Alaska Seafood

Alaska health officials say Alaska seafood has no radiation contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was damaged by a tsunami in 2011.

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June 27, 2014

Fuel Spill Reported At Nome Hospital

Up to 1,200 gallons of home heating oil is estimated to have spilled at Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome.

June 24, 2014

Itemized Work On Gas Line Considered Confidential

State reimbursements to TransCanada Corp. in pursuit of a natural gas pipeline are expected to total about $330 million. But the list of the itemized project work is considered confidential.

June 23, 2014

State Rebuffs a Challenge To Its Ban on Gay Marriage

The state denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over Alaska’s gay marriage ban.

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June 20, 2014
Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnership

Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnership

The state and TransCanada Corp. have formally ended their relationship under terms of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, clearing the way for a new partnership to pursue a major gas project.

June 18, 2014

Tentative Deal Reached On Ferry Union Contract

The state has reached tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract with the largest union representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers.

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June 16, 2014

State To Fight Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty plans to fight a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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June 9, 2014

Court Says Alaska Must Translate Election Materials Into Alaska Native Languages

A federal judge says the constitutional right to vote requires the state of Alaska to translate all election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency.

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June 5, 2014

BLM Completes Land Transfer For Alaska Village

The Bureau of Land Management says it has completed a land transfer for an Alaska Native village.

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June 4, 2014
The Pavlof Volcano ssh clouds were reported to reach 22,000 feet yesterday. (Photo by Christopher Diaz at northernXposed Photography)

Low-Level Eruption Of Pavlof Volcano Escalating

Alaska Volcano Observatory spokesmen say a low-level eruption of a volcano about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage is escalating, with pilots reporting that ash clouds are getting bigger.

June 3, 2014

Crews Discover Years-Old Human Remains On Kenai Peninsula

Firefighters on the Kenai Peninsula made a disturbing discovery over the weekend. Alaska State Troopers say human remains have been found near Sterling.

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June 2, 2014

McGuire Dropping Out Of Lt. Governor Race

KTUU channel two news is reporting state senator Lesil McGuire says she will not run for Lieutenant Governor. McGuire says she would be “more effective” remaining a policy maker.

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June 2, 2014

New Alaska Chief Medical Examiner Named

A pathologist who has been working as an assistant Alaska medical examiner has been named the state’s chief medical examiner.

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June 2, 2014

Name Of Helicopter Pilot Killed In Crash Released

Anchorage police have released the name of the pilot of a helicopter that crashed at the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak.

May 29, 2014

Oil Companies, Munis Have Window to Appeal Pipeline Evaluation

Oil companies and Alaska municipalities have 30 days to decide whether to appeal a State Assessment Review Board decision to set the value of the trans-Alaska pipeline at $10.2 billion.

May 28, 2014

China Lifts Ban on AK Shellfish

China has lifted a five month-long ban on live shellfish from U.S. West Coast waters. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) released a statement Friday saying the ban had been lifted. The ban had particularly affected the Washington and Alaska shellfish industry.

May 26, 2014