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Grand jury indicts man in death at Anchorage jail

An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man suspected of killing a fellow prisoner at the Anchorage Correctional Center.
December 23, 2015

Alaska turns focus to local business retention

The state of Alaska is partnering with regional economic development organizations and chambers of commerce to look into what makes local businesses stay in an area amid the state's budget troubles.
December 23, 2015
Sitka marijuana panel approves pot buffer zone resolution

Sitka marijuana panel approves pot buffer zone resolution

Sitka's Marijuana Advisory Committee has approved a proposed resolution supporting a smaller buffer zone between marijuana businesses and schools than required under state regulations.
December 23, 2015

Police say drug deal preceded Anchorage shooting deaths

Anchorage police say a dispute during a drug transaction preceded the shooting deaths of two men Monday on the city's west side. Download Audio
December 22, 2015

Researchers say less Arctic sea ice means more precipitation

A research paper published Monday by U.S. and Canadian scientists says less sea ice in the Arctic has meant more precipitation is falling. Download Audio
December 22, 2015
Shrinking caribou herd may no longer be state’s biggest

Shrinking caribou herd may no longer be state’s biggest

A rough estimate shows the Western Arctic Caribou Herd is not rebounding from its last several years of declining population.
December 22, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing on Seward Highway

A light plane made a forced landing on the Seward Highway near Girdwood on Monday, closing the highway for about 15 minutes. The pilot of the plane was injured, according to Alaska State Troopers. Download Audio
December 21, 2015
White spot disease kills Arctic grayling in Scout Lake

White spot disease kills Arctic grayling in Scout Lake

State officials have identified warmer lake temperatures as a possible contributing factor to the die-off of hundreds of Arctic grayling this summer.
December 21, 2015

Alaska’s jobless rate remains at 6.4 percent for 3rd month

Alaska's unemployment is holding steady. State labor department officials say in a release that November's 6.4 percent rate has been unchanged since September.
December 21, 2015

Judge sets trial date for campaign contributions case

A federal judge has set an April trial date in a case that could affect state campaign contributions limits in Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess said the trial is estimated to take five days. It is scheduled to start April 25th, about four months before the state's primary elections.
December 17, 2015

Fairbanks Four released after judge approves settlement

A Superior Court Judge has approved a settlement that throws out the indictments and murder convictions of the Fairbanks Four — George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent — in the 1997 beating death of teenager John Hartman, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported late Thursday afternoon.
December 17, 2015

Trial set in lawsuit challenging contribution limits

A federal judge has set an April trial date in a case that could affect state campaign contributions limits in Alaska.
December 17, 2015
Forest Service awards new tour permits for Mendenhall area

Forest Service awards new tour permits for Mendenhall area

U.S. Forest Service officials have awarded 15 companies with lucrative rights to bring tourists into the Mendenhall Glacier National Recreation Area.
December 16, 2015

Alaska graduation rate among lowest in the country

Data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Alaska has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. Download Audio
December 15, 2015

Gov. Walker considers Fairbanks 4 pardon

Alaska's governor is considering granting pardons to four men accused in the 1997 death of a teenager, the first time a pardon would be issued in nearly a decade.
December 15, 2015
Airlines on-time results among the best in 2 decades

Airlines on-time results among the best in 2 decades

The nation's leading airlines are posting some of their best-ever numbers for on-time performance in the second half of 2015.
December 15, 2015

Ex-Corrections head asked to aid leadership transition

The state has asked a former Corrections head to help with the transition in the department's leadership after Gov. Bill Walker asked that he resign as commissioner.
December 15, 2015

University of Alaska regents prepare for budget cuts

University of Alaska officials are working to prioritize programs as they face another round of cuts outlined in Gov. Bill Walker's budget plan.
December 14, 2015

Transportation officials pick route bypassing Cooper Landing

Transportation officials are planning to move forward with a proposal for Sterling Highway that would bypass Cooper Landing, a crowded recreation area in the summer.
December 14, 2015

Jailed man faces charge in death of cellmate

A man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his cellmate.
December 14, 2015