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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

Ousted GOP Leader Plans Run For Governor

Russ Millette, who was ousted as leader of the state Republican party following a contentious election, plans to run for governor.

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May 23, 2014

Assemblywoman Proposes Anchorage Labor Law Changes

An Anchorage assemblywoman is rolling out a proposal to repeal Mayor Dan Sullivan’s labor law changes.

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May 19, 2014

Former-Gov. Palin Defends ACES

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin defended the oil tax structure she championed while in office, known as ACES. The system has been dismantled by state lawmakers and her successor Governor Sean Parnell.

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May 8, 2014

Council Banishes 2 In Village Where Troopers Died

The tribal government in the village where two Alaska State Troopers were killed has voted to banish two men indirectly connected to the deaths.

May 8, 2014

NAACP Demands Apology Over Sullivan Comments

The Anchorage NAACP and the Anchorage Central Labor Council have called on lieutenant governor candidate Dan Sullivan to apologize for comments likening required payment of union dues to slavery.

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May 7, 2014

Oil Producers Get Break On Alaska Property Taxes

Public documents show Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration worked out a deal with Alaska’s major oil producers that allows the companies to withhold tens of millions of dollars in property taxes.

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May 5, 2014

Two Alaska State Troopers Killed In Tanana

Two Alaska State Troopers were killed Thursday while conducting an investigation in the Interior Alaska village of Tanana, agency spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

May 1, 2014

NTSB Recommends Safety Review Of Ravn Alaska

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending a comprehensive audit of safety programs and regulatory compliance of the company providing much of the commuter air service within Alaska.

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May 1, 2014

Jury Convicts Alaska Man In Coast Guard Killings

A federal jury in Alaska has convicted a man of murder in the shooting deaths of two of his co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island.

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April 25, 2014

Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys

There is a preliminary court martial hearing scheduled today in Washington state for Sergeant First Class Michael Barbera, formerly of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on murder charges.

April 23, 2014

Rescue Helicopter Blows Deflating Raft Ashore

The Air Force, Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers have worked together to rescue a man who found himself on a deflating raft in Cook Inlet near Anchorage.

April 23, 2014

USDA Files Complaint Against UAF

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at its large-animal research station.

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April 16, 2014

Huggins: Late Saturday Target To Finish Work

Senate President Charlie Huggins says lawmakers are aiming to complete their work by Saturday night. Sunday is the scheduled end of the 90-day session, but that’s Easter. Legislative leaders have said they’d like to complete their work before then, if possible.

April 16, 2014