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Alaska job numbers in April up over a year earlier

The biggest year-over-year gain was in the leisure and hospitality sector, which had about 3,900 more jobs last month than in April 2021.

Climber from Japan dies after crevasse fall near Alaska’s Mount Hunter

A climber from Japan is presumed dead following a fall into a crevasse near Mount Hunter in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, officials said.
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Missing Kodiak boy died of hypothermia, troopers say

The boy went missing May 7, prompting law enforcement, military, first responders and about 2,500 volunteers to search an area covering more than 15 square miles.
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Biden invokes the Defense Production Act for the baby formula shortage

Supplies of baby formula across the country have been severely curtailed in recent weeks after a February recall by Abbott Nutrition exacerbated ongoing supply chain disruptions among formula makers.
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Alaska Legislature passes bill to formally recognize tribes

The House on Tuesday voted 37-2 to accept a Senate version of the bill that passed last week.
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Alaska Senate passes tribal recognition bill

The measure passed 15-0 and will return to the House, which passed a similar version last year. If the House agrees to the Senate version, the bill will go to the governor.
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Alaska Airlines flight cancellations to continue through May

“I’m deeply sorry,” said the Alaska Airlines CEO. “I hear every day from friends, neighbors and guests about how disruptive our flight cancellations have been.”
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Alaska bill seeks to bar hair discrimination in schools

The bill, SB174, next goes to the governor.
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Far-right web personality ‘Baked Alaska’ faces trial after Capitol riot plea fizzles

“If he wants a trial, he’ll get a fair trial,” said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

Conoco says broken barrier led to North Slope gas leak

The company describes what occurred as “a unique event, with nothing similar ever occurring at a ConocoPhillips Alaska site.”

Alaska Senate votes for bigger dividend during budget debate

The Alaska Senate has voted for dividends of about $4,200 to residents this year, plus “energy relief” checks of $1,300, as its work on a state budget plan continued.
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Alaska Senate votes for $1,300 energy payment on top of PFD

The energy payment passed 12-7 as an amendment to the state budget package that senators were debating.
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Alaska to get nearly $132M for fisheries disasters

The funding for Alaska is for a series of fisheries disasters, including for the Yukon River salmon fishery the last two years.
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Alaska lawmakers confirm Dunleavy Cabinet picks

House and Senate lawmakers confirmed Paula Vrana as commissioner of the Department of Administration; Julie Sande as commissioner of the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; and Ryan Anderson as commissioner of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
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Alaska House passes bill to suspend motor fuels taxes

The bill, which passed 36-2, next goes to the Senate, with two weeks left in the legislative session.

Anchorage policy shift allows tribal regalia at graduations

Alaska’s largest school district has updated its policy to allow students to wear items expressive of their cultural heritage and identity during graduation.

US Army Chinook helicopters help set up base camp on Denali

The National Park Service establishes that camp and another at the 14,000-foot level as climbers attempt to summit Denali along the West Buttress route, the most popular for climbers.

US House committee wants answers on Alaska gas leak

The lawmakers, among other things, want to know why it took the company a month to identify the source of the leak and how close the leak was to “becoming something more severe.”
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Alaska Airlines suspends Alaska-Hawaii nonstop flights during summer

The suspension will last from June until November.
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The 1st private astronaut mission to International Space Station is back on Earth

Flying back in a SpaceX capsule, they splashed down in the Atlantic off the Florida coast to close out a 17-day tour that cost them $55 million apiece.