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Washington State Man Killed in Alaska Accident

A logger from Washington state has died after being pinned by an uprooted tree near Ketchikan.

August 14, 2014

Cordova Hiker Mauled By Brown Bear

Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear.

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August 13, 2014

APRN Hosts Statewide Debate with GOP Candidates, Sullivan Declines to Participate

With the primary election less than a week away, two of the prominent Republican U.S. Senate candidates will appear in a statewide debate tonight on public broadcasting.

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August 13, 2014

Feds Issue Report on 2013 Dillingham Crash

Federal investigators have concluded two Anchorage commercial pilots failed to maintain minimal clearance while circling the Dillingham airport before they died in a 2013 crash.

August 11, 2014

Ft. Wainwright Closes Area East of Eielson for Training

Fort Wainwright officials have closed the Yukon Training Area east of Eielson Air Force Base to public use through Aug. 23. Military-training exercises will be ongoing there until the 23rd.

August 11, 2014

Red Flag Military Exercises Begin at Eielson

Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska’s interior has kicked off its third series of Red Flag exercises of the year. The exercises taking place at the 65,000-square-mile Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex began Friday.

August 11, 2014

North Slope Borough Leaders Getting Pay Raises

North Slope Borough’s mayor and at least 10 other leaders are getting big raises. Alaska Dispatch News reports that Mayor Charlotte Brower will see her salary jump by about $24,000 to more than $222,000. That’s roughly $90,000 more than Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan makes.

August 11, 2014

Pilot Killed, Passenger Injured in Big Lake Crash

Alaska State Troopers say a pilot is dead and his passenger is being treated for life-threatening injuries after a plane crash at the Big Lake Airport north of Anchorage.

August 11, 2014

Former Creamery Executive Convicted in Fraud Case

A former executive of the now-defunct Alaska Creamery has been found guilty by a federal jury of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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August 1, 2014

Judge Dismisses State’s Lawsuit Over National Wildlife Refuge Closures

A federal judge has dismissed the state’s lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year.

July 31, 2014

Food Bank Seeks Donations After Spike in Users

The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users.

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July 30, 2014

Parnell Signs Bill Honoring Late Walter Soboleff

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation honoring the late Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff.

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July 30, 2014

UA President Offered Bonus at Time of Budget Cuts

The president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

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July 29, 2014

Comments Sought on Possible Beaufort Lease Sale

A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible new lease sale in the Alaska Arctic.

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July 25, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Arguments Scheduled

Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five same-sex couples, four married outside of Alaska and one unmarried couple, sued to overturn the ban in May. Alaska voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

July 23, 2014

Companies Apply for LNG Export License

The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy. The application requests authorization to export up to 20 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas a year for 30 years. Participants in the project include BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corp., TransCanada Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.

July 21, 2014

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