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Avalanches Close Richardson Highway

The only highway to Valdez has been closed by avalanches. The Anchorage Daily News reports one avalanche nearly struck a truck today on the Richardson Highway.

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January 24, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Thayer Named Administration Commissioner

Curtis Thayer has been named commissioner for the Alaska Department of Administration. Gov. Sean Parnell named Thayer to the position Monday. Thayer had been filling in as acting Commissioner since last month following the resignation of Becky Hultberg.

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January 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

60-Foot Tug Sinks Near Wrangell

State conservation officials say a 60-foot tug sank in about 120 feet of water near Wrangell.

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January 16, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Parnell Names Folger Public Safety Commissioner

Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed a new Public Safety commissioner. Gary Folger, who retired from the department as a colonel last May, has been chosen to replace Joe Masters. Masters resigned in October after five years in the post.

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January 9, 2014 - 5:11 pm

New Rules Adopted For Abortion Payment Conditions

State regulations take effect next month that further define what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.

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January 7, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Plane Lands On Anchorage Street Median

Anchorage police say a plane with three people on board made an apparent emergency landing on the median of a major street.

January 7, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Wash. Arsenic Tests Show Geoducks Safe To Eat

Washington state health officials say its own arsenic testing has confirmed that geoducks harvested from a Puget Sound bay are safe to eat and don’t pose a health concern.

January 7, 2014 - 10:46 am

Era Alaska Renames Itself Ravn Alaska

A regional air carrier in Alaska is undergoing a name change. Era Alaska says in a Thursday release that it will rename itself Ravn Alaska.

January 3, 2014 - 10:41 am

Threat Level of Alaska Volcano Upgraded

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the volcano appears to have kicked up to an elevated unrest. In the past six days, three brief explosions from Cleveland Volcano were detected.

January 2, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Two Brothers Sentenced for Drug, Tax Fraud

Two brothers from the Dominican Republic have been sentenced for a drug and tax fraud conspiracy that authorities say could have exceeded $25 million. The U.S. attorney’s office says Joel Santana-Pierna was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to nearly 12 years and Abel Santana-Pierna got 72 months.

December 31, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Pioneering Alaska Doctor Marcell Jackson Dies

M. Marcell Jackson, one of Alaska’s first female doctors, has died at age 84.

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December 30, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Woman Dies From Cold Exposure In Anchorage

Anchorage Police say a 57-year-old woman was found dead after spending the night in a tent in Anchorage.

December 30, 2013 - 10:00 am
Appeals Court Reinstates Charges In Fishing Case

Appeals Court Reinstates Charges In Fishing Case

The state appeals court on Friday reinstated charges of excessive fishing against a former state senator and two others.

December 27, 2013 - 10:45 am

Woman Seeks To Have Arrest Scrubbed From Records

A woman is suing the Municipality of Anchorage, claiming she was falsely arrested for drunken driving after she refused to give her phone number to a police officer.

December 27, 2013 - 10:44 am

State Issues Air Quality Advisory For Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports cold air and temperature inversions are behind the poor air quality.

December 27, 2013 - 10:39 am

ATM Stolen From Palmer Restaurant

The Anchorage Daily News reports the machine was taken from RW’s Hamburger House Saturday morning.

December 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

Alaska Flu Cases Skyrocket In December

There’s been a sharp increase in the number of flu cases reported to the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports there were 177 influenza infections in Alaska between Dec. 1-21.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Study Shows Military’s Impact On Alaska

A new study from the state shows how dependent Alaska is on the military. The state estimates the military will spend $486 million next year on Alaska projects.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Fairbanks Residents Wake Thursday To Minus 41

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the low temperature Thursday morning at the airport was minus 41 degrees, three degrees colder than Christmas morning.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Woman Accused Of Ramming Trooper Vehicle

Dona Carnahan is charged with assault, failure to stop at an officer’s direction, criminal mischief, driving under the influence and possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

December 26, 2013 - 10:09 am