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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

Saint Marys Man Dead In ATV Accident

A Saint Marys man has died in a one-vehicle crash involving an all-terrain vehicle. Alaska State Troopers say in a web posting that 27-year-old Joe Bryan Joe died at the scene of the accident, near the confluence of the Andreafsky and Yukon rivers.

April 16, 2014

Legislature Passes Bill On AGDC Appointment

The Alaska Legislature has passed a measure allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas pipeline project.

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April 15, 2014

Inmate Found Dead At Eagle River Women’s Jail

A 24-year-old inmate at a women’s prison has been found dead in her cell.

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April 14, 2014

John Luther Adams Wins Pulitzer For ‘Become Ocean’

Former Fairbanks resident John Luther Adams has won a Pulitzer Prize for his composition “Become Ocean.”

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April 14, 2014

Troopers Name 2 Men Killed In Alaska Plane Crash

Alaska State Troopers say the remains of two pilots have been found in the wreckage of a small commercial plane that crashed near a Southwest Alaska town.

April 9, 2014

Gov. Parnell Calls Proposal To Deal With Teacher Retirement System ‘Immoral’

How to address the teacher retirement debt is another friction point for lawmakers. Governor Sean Parnell says a House Finance Committee proposal to deal with the teachers’ retirement system is “immoral” and shifts the debt obligation to future generations.

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April 3, 2014
Pacific Herring. (Alaska Department of Fish & Game photo)

Feds: No Listing For Southeast Herring

The southeast Alaska population of Pacific herring will not be listed as an endangered species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said such a listing is not warranted.

April 2, 2014

Panel Proposes More Education Money, Pension Fix

The House Finance Committee has proposed an increase in education funding of about $300 per-student over three years.

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April 1, 2014

House Passes Bill To End High School Exit Exam

The Alaska House has passed legislation that would repeal the high school graduation exam.

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March 25, 2014

Treadwell Announces Campaign Changes

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell has parted ways with his campaign manager.

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March 21, 2014
State, Feds To Weigh Options In Exxon Valdez Case

State, Feds To Weigh Options In Exxon Valdez Case

The state and federal governments have told a federal judge they are reviewing information from studies on the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and will be deciding how to proceed in a continuing legal case.

March 19, 2014

Austerman: Talks Under Way On Pension Issue

A co-chair of the House Finance Committee says he and fellow majority members are discussing possible options for addressing the state’s pension obligation.

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March 17, 2014

Senate Education Moves Governor’s Education Bill

The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee’s lone Democrat.

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March 14, 2014