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Alaska borough attorneys refute claim of mask mandate powers

Attorneys representing second-class boroughs in the state sent a letter to Alaska Acting Attorney General Ed Sniffen, refuting his claim that second-class boroughs can issue mask mandates.

Anchorage no longer buying Alaska Club for homeless shelter

Quinn-Davidson said in a statement Wednesday that the city discovered additional costs for roof replacement, plumbing repairs and foundation damages to the permanently closed gym that would significantly raise the price of purchasing the building.
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Anchorage mayor says no new COVID-19 mandates this week

Despite rumors of an upcoming hospitality shutdown, Anchorage Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said there will be no new mandates related to the coronavirus this week, but left the door open for new orders if virus cases continue to rise.

Conservation groups sue US to halt oil project in Alaska

A coalition of conservation groups are asking a judge to stop the project, arguing that officials underestimated the plan’s harm to local wildlife in their environmental assessment.
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Murkowski says Americans expect an ‘orderly’ transition

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump has the right to go to court if he believes there has been evidence of voter fraud, but she hasn't seen any evidence from the president yet.
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Campaigns make last push for votes in Alaska before election

The major candidates in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race are making their last push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s election, with the campaigns calling Alaskans and knocking on doors and the candidates holding last-minute rallies and stops.
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Settlement in deadly crab boat sinking calls for over $9M

The owners of a Seattle-managed crab boat have reached a settlement of more than $9 million with two survivors and the families of four crew members who died last year when the Scandies Rose went down in the Gulf of Alaska.
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Palmer voting site temporarily closes after virus diagnosis

The risk to voters who cast ballots early at the main administrative offices of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is considered to be low, according to the Division of Elections.
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Galvin, Young accuse each of other of lying during debate

The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Alyse Galvin saying she’s tired of U.S. Rep. Don Young misrepresenting her position on issues.
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33 inmates infected with coronavirus in Fairbanks prison

The facility is undergoing a 14-day quarantine.
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Trump inks law addressing missing, murdered Native Americans

The law is meant to help police track, solve and prevent crimes against Native Americans. It directs the Departments of Justice and Interior to consult with American Indian tribes while developing national law enforcement guidelines.
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Alaska tribal groups sue federal government over Ambler road

Tanana Chiefs Conference, one of the plaintiffs, said in a statement Wednesday that a federal review of the regional impact of the 200-mile project was “rushed, flawed, premature, and inadequate.”
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Lawsuit challenges Alaska Medicaid transgender coverage

A lawsuit has challenged the legality of a rule in Alaska’s Medicaid program excluding transgender residents from coverage for transition-related health care.
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Bear in Denali National Park euthanized over safety concerns

The bear had entered buildings and food caches, according to National Park Service officials.
Shell’s Polar Pioneer leaving Dutch Harbor on Oct. 12, heading for Washington state. (Photo by John Ryan, KUCB - Unalaska)

Shell seeks Alaska lease extension, but no plans to return

The company applied for an extension of its lease holdings in order to make the leases more attractive to a potential buyer, not to develop it them itself.
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Alaska regulators seek more money for oil spill fund

Alaska environmental regulators are seeking additional money for the state’s oil spill response fund amid a review of requirements for petroleum producers and shippers.
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Absentee ballot lawsuit will not be heard before election

The decision likely eliminates the possibility a judge will require the state to send absentee ballot request forms to all voters before November
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Shell files offshore drilling plans for Alaska’s North Slope

The company asked the state to validate its exploration plan for five years, which is expected to provide sufficient time for the company to secure a partner and analyze the area’s development potential.
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Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

Strong southerly winds picked up loose ash from a 1912 volcanic eruption, sending an ash cloud about 4,000 feet into the sky on Monday.
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Alaska Air cancels flights to Portland, Spokane

Heavy smoke from wildfires is making conditions unsafe for employees and guests, the airline said in a statement.