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Fairbanks attorney found in contempt of court

A Fairbanks attorney has been held in contempt of court for comments he made to Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship during a June 10 hearing.

July 22, 2015
Former state Sen. French applies for Anchorage judgeship

Former state Sen. French applies for Anchorage judgeship

Former state Sen. Hollis French is among the 14 applicants seeking to replace retiring Judge Michael Spaan on the Anchorage Superior Court.

July 22, 2015

Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as the administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program.

July 22, 2015

Judge sides with Jewell in dispute over exploration plan

A federal judge has sided with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell over whether Jewell must approval exploration plans meeting certain requirements for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

July 22, 2015

Government attorneys seek dismissal in Guard records case

The U.S. attorney’s office is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by four National Guard members alleging that investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials.

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July 21, 2015
University of Alaska Fairbanks removes Mississippi flag

University of Alaska Fairbanks removes Mississippi flag

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has removed a Mississippi flag from a 5-state display, citing the ongoing national discussion about Confederate imagery.

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July 21, 2015

Trapper Creek man dies when plane strikes tree

Alaska State Troopers say a Trapper Creek man died after his plane struck a tree while flying over his daughter’s wedding reception.

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July 20, 2015

Boy drowns in Ninilchik Harbor

A 4-year-old boy fell Wednesday into Ninilchik Harbor and drowned.

July 17, 2015
Plane lands safely in Seattle after engine catches fire

Plane lands safely in Seattle after engine catches fire

A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Anchorage, Alaska, to Atlanta had to make an emergency stop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after one of its engines caught fire.

July 17, 2015
Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for Fairbanks borough mayor

Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for Fairbanks borough mayor

Rep. Tammie Wilson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

July 17, 2015

North Slope Mayor Investigated for Corruption

The North Slope Borough Assembly has voted to investigate allegations of ethics violations made against Mayor Charlotte Brower.

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July 16, 2015

Murkowski brings in nearly $1.1M in latest quarter

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in nearly $1.1 million toward her re-election bid during the latest fundraising period.

July 16, 2015

Some call for removal of Mississippi flag from Juneau street

A group of Juneau residents are petitioning to have the Mississippi state flag removed from a display of flags lining one of the city’s main streets.

July 16, 2015
Alaska’s Marine Debris Stockpile To Be Shipped to Lower 48

Alaska’s Marine Debris Stockpile To Be Shipped to Lower 48

A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest.

July 14, 2015

Shell’s Fennica Vessel Limps to Oregon For Repairs

A Royal Dutch Shell PLC ship carrying required blowout response equipment for Arctic offshore drilling will be sent to a West Coast shipyard for repairs.

July 13, 2015

Records: Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

Public records show nearly all of the employees of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. who played in a charity golf tournament last month took personal leave time that day.

July 13, 2015

Coast Guard searches for a missing cruise ship passenger near Seattle

The Coast Guard is searching an area in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship.

July 13, 2015
Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

State wildlife officials say the chinook salmon run on the Yukon River will be even weaker than expected.

July 13, 2015

UA Pres. Candidate Suggests Streamlining Academic Offerings

A man vying for the University of Alaska’s top leadership role says he is expecting academic programs to become stronger but fewer in the next decade.

July 8, 2015

Report: Ketchikan Flightseeing Plane Was Equipped with Adequate GPS Tech

A federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.

July 7, 2015