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Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of the late former state legislator Elton Engstrom, Jr.
The office of Rep. Don Young says the congressman is fine after experiencing “minor chest discomfort” that prompted diagnostic tests this weekend.
The Alaska Court of Appeals has found a former law was ambiguous with regard to whether it banned text messaging while driving.
Fairbanks area residents might be thinking the weather quickly went south. After months of unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of snow, the city had its first measurable snowfall on Tuesday.
A panel has advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents could boost tuition rates and approve the next budget Wednesday when they meet at the Anchorage campus.
BP announced plans this week to divest $10 billion in assets before the end of 2015. But spokesman Robert Wine said by email he has received no guidance on where those assets might be, or which part of BP’s business would be affected.
The Providence health system has stopped conducting nighttime sexual assault exams in Anchorage, citing a shortage of specially trained nurses.
Anchorage police say a soldier accused of abandoning her newborn to die in park last week had carried the infant to term.
A federal agency is taking the eastern population of Steller sea lion off the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.
Five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island, conservationists and federal wildlife officials are reporting success.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich took in more than $810,000 during the last quarter for his re-election bid. The Alaska Democrat reported ending the quarter, Sept. 30, with $2.4 million on hand.
A Fairbanks International Airport official says a small plane with three people aboard has crashed off the south end of the airport. Airport division operations manager Angie Spear says one person has died and the other two are injured.
A leas seal for the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska will go forward, now that the federal government is back in business. The sale is scheduled for Nov. 6, and it will include 408 tracts and cover about 4.5 million acres.
Anchorage Police are investigating the deaths of two people at a residence in Chugiak. At 4:03 a.m. APD Dispatch received a call reporting a disturbance at the residence. When police responded at 4:10 a.m. they heard shots fired and located two deceased people inside the residence. Few details are available at this time.
Representatives from Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon are expected in Juneau this week for the Al-Can Summit.