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Rep. Don Young OK After ‘Minor Chest Discomfort’

The office of Rep. Don Young says the congressman is fine after experiencing “minor chest discomfort” that prompted diagnostic tests this weekend.

November 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Court Says Former Distracted Driving Law Was Unclear

The Alaska Court of Appeals has found a former law was ambiguous with regard to whether it banned text messaging while driving.

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November 8, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Fairbanks Gets First Measurable Snowfall

Fairbanks area residents might be thinking the weather quickly went south. After months of unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of snow, the city had its first measurable snowfall on Tuesday.

November 6, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Panel Advances Pay Plan For Top State Officials

A panel has advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads.

November 6, 2013 - 3:14 pm

UA Regents To Consider Tuition Hike Wednesday

The University of Alaska Board of Regents could boost tuition rates and approve the next budget Wednesday when they meet at the Anchorage campus.

November 6, 2013 - 11:51 am

Crews Clear Huge Alaska Landslide From Road

Crews at Denali National Park in Alaska have cleared a landslide from a road that is a major tourist destination each summer.

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November 1, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Anchorage Has Warmest October In Nearly A Century

Anchorage just experienced its warmest October in nearly a century, while Fairbanks had its third-warmest October on record.

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November 1, 2013 - 5:02 pm

BP Announces Divestment Plans, No Details

BP announced plans this week to divest $10 billion in assets before the end of 2015. But spokesman Robert Wine said by email he has received no guidance on where those assets might be, or which part of BP’s business would be affected.

November 1, 2013 - 10:50 am

Panel Proposes Salary Increases For Gov, Lt. Gov

The governor, lieutenant governor and commissioners would receive pay raises under a proposal by the State Officers Compensation Commission.

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October 31, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Providence Cuts Nighttime Sexual Assault Exams

The Providence health system has stopped conducting nighttime sexual assault exams in Anchorage, citing a shortage of specially trained nurses.

October 29, 2013 - 5:02 pm

APD: Baby Left To Die In Park Carried To Term

Anchorage police say a soldier accused of abandoning her newborn to die in park last week had carried the infant to term.

October 28, 2013 - 10:14 am

Eastern Steller Sea Lions Taken Off Threatened Species List

A federal agency is taking the eastern population of Steller sea lion off the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.

October 23, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Former ‘Rat Island’ Has Whole New Look

Five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island, conservationists and federal wildlife officials are reporting success.

October 23, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Begich Takes In About $810K During 3Q

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich took in more than $810,000 during the last quarter for his re-election bid. The Alaska Democrat reported ending the quarter, Sept. 30, with $2.4 million on hand.

October 18, 2013 - 9:55 am

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Fairbanks Small Plane Crash

A Fairbanks International Airport official says a small plane with three people aboard has crashed off the south end of the airport. Airport division operations manager Angie Spear says one person has died and the other two are injured.

October 18, 2013 - 9:54 am

NPR-A Lease Sale Moves Forward

A leas seal for the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska will go forward, now that the federal government is back in business. The sale is scheduled for Nov. 6, and it will include 408 tracts and cover about 4.5 million acres.

October 18, 2013 - 9:49 am

APD Investigating 2 Deaths At Chugiak Home

Anchorage Police are investigating the deaths of two people at a residence in Chugiak. At 4:03 a.m. APD Dispatch received a call reporting a disturbance at the residence. When police responded at 4:10 a.m. they heard shots fired and located two deceased people inside the residence. Few details are available at this time.

October 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

Al-Can Summit Convening In Juneau

Representatives from Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon are expected in Juneau this week for the Al-Can Summit.

October 17, 2013 - 9:58 am

Temporary Deal Reopens Federal Government

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.

October 17, 2013 - 9:54 am

Alaskans To Take Part In Big Earthquake Drill

Thousands of Alaskans are expected to participate in a big earthquake drill this week.

October 16, 2013 - 10:33 am