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The Archdiocese of Anchorage says Francis Hurley died at his Anchorage home Sunday evening, two days before his 89th birthday. Anchorage funeral arrangements are pending.
Bills related to Medicaid and the governor's power to accept additional federal money for a budget item are included in the first batch of measures filed ahead of the upcoming legislative session.
After almost a year of complaints, Facebook has fixed a glitch that listed updates geotagged to Ketchikan as "Ketchikan, Washington." A similar problem occurred on Wikipedia.
Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving federal funds to provide permanent housing to Native veterans at risk of homelessness.
Two men who escaped from jail in the village of Pilot Station with help from a third man are back in custody.
A state report says response to Alaska's Twin Creeks Fire last summer was swift but could use improvement.
Five of the eight people injured in a small plane crash in Interior Alaska over the weekend have been released from the hospital.
The president and CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corp. says the board of the state-owned corporation has recommended it pursue becoming a private company.
An organization that owns a small plane that crashed into two downtown Anchorage office buildings says the pilot didn't seek authorization to use the search-and-rescue aircraft and took it without permission.
Common murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry.
The owners of a tobacco shop and a Soldotna man are facing charges related to an investigation into the synthetic drug known as spice.
Federal, state and local agencies haven't found any major obstacles to a plan to build a hydroelectric dam on Sweetheart Creek southeast of Juneau.
The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a proposed ballot initiative that sought to ban commercial shore gill nets and set nets in urban, non-subsistence areas. The decision reverses a 2014 lower court ruling that ordered that the initiative be certified by the lieutenant governor, who had previously declined to certify it. The measure had been slated to appear on the 2016 ballot. Download Audio
Hawker is known for his policy work, including his involvement in legislation setting up the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. But he also has endured criticism over the cost of a lease for Anchorage legislative office space that he helped negotiate.
A state health department official says that since the state expanded Medicaid to cover more lower-income Alaskans on Sept. 1, about 7,700 people have enrolled.
Federal scientists will begin using drones to monitor beluga whales in Cook Inlet as part of an effort to restore the endangered animals.
A trooper was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of his stopped vehicle on Seward Highway.
The water utility in North Pole, a city just south of Fairbanks, is looking to secure state funding for a $4 million wastewater problem that was discovered nearly a decade ago.
State and municipal leaders are in talks to change Alaska's multi-billion-dollar pension system.
A third person has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths Monday of two Anchorage men following a failed drug transaction. Anchorage police say 23-year-old Solomon Brown Tavita is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one of drug misconduct in the deaths of 22-year-old Jeramyha Talauega and 33-year-old Robin Porter. Download Audio