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BP Alaska Plans Layoffs Following Hilcorp Sale

BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year.

September 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm
Cheaper Turboprops Lower Some AK Jet Fares

Cheaper Turboprops Lower Some AK Jet Fares

Cost-cutting on an Alaska Airlines Railbelt route is lowering fares in Southeast. The airline began flying smaller, turboprop planes between Anchorage and Fairbanks earlier this year. They also flew summer routes between Anchorage and Kodiak.

September 15, 2014 - 11:05 am
Low Use Forces Forest Service To Close Cabins

Low Use Forces Forest Service To Close Cabins

The U.S. Forest Service announced the removal of 10 cabins in Tongass National Forest this week. The cabins will be closed over the next few years due to lack of public use.

September 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

Seward Small Stream Flood Advisory Update

Flood Advisory for Seward until 3 pm Saturday

September 13, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Search Begins For New National Guard Leader

A week after firing the Alaska National Guard’s adjutant general, Gov. Sean Parnell is accepting applications for the leadership post.
Parnell requested the resignation of Major Gen. Thomas Katkus after a federal investigation concluded the Guard mishandled cases of sexual assault and found cases of fraud and ethical misconduct.

September 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Outside Money Favors Begich, But He Assails It

The U.S. Senate this week blocked a constitutional amendment aimed at reversing Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision allowing corporations, unions and associations to spend unlimited amounts on elections. Sen. Mark Begich, who has railed against outside spending in the race, voted for the amendment, although so far the outside spending has tilted heavily in his favor.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:42 pm
Attorneys Respond to State’s Proposed Translation Plan

Attorneys Respond to State’s Proposed Translation Plan

Attorneys have responded to the State of Alaska’s proposed plan to address a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials in Native languages before November 4th Elections.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Search Suspended For Missing Kayaker

The official search has been suspended for a missing kayaker on the Kenai Peninsula, pending new information.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Alaska State Troopers Want To Recruit In-State Applicants

Alaska State Troopers are having difficulty recruiting local people to become troopers. Of those that do apply, 76 percent are from the Lower 48. However, the Troopers are dedicated to raising numbers and recruiting from within.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Veterans explore old nuclear missile sites in Anchorage

Veterans from across the United States gathered in Anchorage last weekend to tour two of Alaska’s eight Nike Sites. The sites housed nuclear missiles in bunkers around Anchorage and Fairbanks during the Cold War.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:37 pm

AK: Going Green

In business the general rule is cut costs and raise revenue wherever possible. A company in Homer partially ignores this tenet to provide compostable and recyclable products to environmentally conscious businesses. For Loopy Lupine and its customers, the trade off is a fair one in favor of a smaller carbon footprint.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:36 pm

300 Villages: Kaltag

This week, we’re heading to Kaltag on the Yukon River. Justin Esmailka is the first chief of the Kaltag tribe.

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September 12, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Alaska News Nightly: September 12, 2014

Outside Money Favors Begich, But He Assails It; Attorneys Respond to State’s Proposed Translation Plan; Parnell Searching For New Head For Alaska National Guard; Search Suspended For Missing Kayaker; Alaska State Troopers Want To Recruit In-State Applicants; Veterans Explore Old Nuclear Missile Sites in Anchorage; AK: Going Green; 300 Villages: Kaltag

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September 12, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Proposition 2: To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Should Alaska join the other states that have decided to decriminalize marijuana? Proponents argue that it’s already a big business here and bringing it out into the open would allow it to be taxed and provide a source of revenue. Proponents argue it’s too risky and would make our existing substance abuse problems even worse.

APRN: Tuesday, 9/16 at 10:00am

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September 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Champion Distance Musher Jeff King Plans a Return to the Yukon Quest

Champion Distance Musher Jeff King Plans a Return to the Yukon Quest

Champion distance musher Jeff King of Denali plans to return to the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race next February. It’s been a quarter century since he’s run that race. In 2015, he’ll face a three-time defending champion, a rule change regarding rest times and mandatory stops and number of young, upcoming mushers.

September 12, 2014 - 10:03 am

Alaska Delegation Critical Of President’s ISIS Plan

President Obama outlined a plan Wednesday to defeat the terror group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. He is calling for airstrikes, as well as for the U.S. to support the Iraqi military and Syrian fighters attacking ISIS on the ground.

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September 11, 2014 - 5:33 pm
Anchorage Courthouse Evacuated for Bomb Threat, Nothing Found

Anchorage Courthouse Evacuated for Bomb Threat, Nothing Found

The Anchorage Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the Nesbett Courthouse this afternoon. The courthouse was evacuated around 1 pm and the building was searched. They did not find anything. Police also evacuated Boney Courthouse and closed a few downtown streets as a precaution. The area was declared safe by 3 pm, though the Nesbett Courthouse remained closed. The investigation is on going and no other information is available at this time.

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September 11, 2014 - 5:32 pm

National Guard Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out

A survivor of sexual assault in the military stepped forward Thursday at the urging of an Anchorage women’s political action group.

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September 11, 2014 - 5:31 pm
Sheraton workers continue rallying for contracts six years into negotiations

Sheraton workers continue rallying for contracts six years into negotiations

Labor organizers say they’re ramping up the protest against the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Anchorage, where workers have been in contentious contract negotiations with the Texas-based company since 2009.

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September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Extra-Tropical System Makes Way Up Alaska’s Southwest Coast

The storm system making its way up the southwestern coast of Alaska is bringing rain and high winds.

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September 11, 2014 - 5:29 pm