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Federal employees have been given the go-ahead to get back to work today. President Obama signed bipartisan legislation Thursday morning that funds the U.S. government through Jan. 15 and raised the nations debt ceiling, allowing the government to borrow money through Feb. 7.
Thousands of Alaskans are expected to participate in a big earthquake drill this week.
Municipalities across the state held elections Tuesday. Homer’s ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags went into effect January 1st but nine months later, the ban appears to be history. Homer residents voted to repeal the ban in yesterday’s municipal election.
The body of a Craig man missing since Sept. 15 has been found in ocean water east of Ketchikan.
A 50-year-old man died after being beaten with a road sign, punched and kicked outside the Anchorage Community Mental Health Services building, and four people are in custody.
Anchorage police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning. Police in a statement say the man was found just before 7 a.m. outside the Anchorage Community Mental Health Services building in East Anchorage.
The Coast Guard is searching Behm Canal for a southeast Alaska man last seen heading to a pleasure boat aboard a 7-foot skiff loaded with fresh game.
The Alaska State Personnel Board has voted to include the same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of “immediate family” for purposes of leave.
The state of Alaska is asking ConocoPhillips to reopen its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula.