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Murkowski, Sullivan resign GOP posts after denouncing Trump

Alaska's two U.S. senators resigned leadership posts in the state Republican party in denouncing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Listen Now

State says first federal trust status application filed

Alaska officials say the first application by an Alaska Native entity to put lands into federal trust has been submitted to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Listen Now

Troopers investigate death of woman in Willow home

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman at a home in Willow. Listen Now
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Commissioner turns down challenge of predator control rules

Alaska's Department of Fish and Game commissioner has rejected calls from petitioners critical of the state's predator control rules to change the hunting program. Listen Now

US wants to strengthen agreement to ban Arctic Ocean fishing

The United States is trying to broker an agreement between a host of nations to prohibit unregulated fishing in the international waters of the Arctic Ocean. Listen Now
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, on the floor of the Senate during debate about the state operating budget, March 14, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Wasilla legislator plans bill to restore dividend amount

Senator Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla plans to introduce legislation that would restore the portion of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends vetoed by Gov. Bill Walker. Listen Now

Former Lt. Gov. Lowell Thomas Jr. dies just shy of 93

Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died. Listen Now
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Alaska settles complaint over Medicaid payment system

The state has reached a settlement over its problem-plagued Medicaid payment system, agreeing to pay the vendor hired to implement the system $25.9 million it is owed, provided certain terms are met. Listen Now
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Alaska transportation agency fined over waste storage

The state transportation department has been fined $118,100 for its handling of hazardous waste at a maintenance facility in Juneau. Listen Now

4 charged with illegally killing walrus, causing stampedes

Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste.
Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Bethel, during debate on the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day, April 1, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Nageak files lawsuits against state officials over election

The losing incumbent in a northern Alaska state legislative race has filed two lawsuits against state elections officials, alleging illegal procedures were followed. Listen now
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Employees allege financial misconduct Alaska blood bank

Several Blood Bank of Alaska employees have filed a federal complaint accusing the blood bank's leadership of mismanagement and financial impropriety since the organization moved into its $45 million facility in Anchorage earlier this year. Listen now

Begich may join crowded Senate race

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich may consider running as a write-in in this year's crowded U.S. Senate race.

Second suspect indicted in Campbell Airstrip Road murder

A grand jury has indicted a second suspect on murder charges in the death of man found on a rural Anchorage road in August.

Group launches campaign to keep Arctic in oil lease plan

Alaska and national business and labor groups launched a media campaign Monday to keep Arctic areas in the next five-year federal offshore leasing plan. Twenty groups organized as the Arctic Coalition are urging the Obama administration to retain a Beaufort Sea lease sale in 2020 and a Chukchi Sea lease sale in 2022.

Alaskans protest North Dakota pipeline construction

Authorities in North Dakota are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest about an oil pipeline in anticipation of a court ruling on the issue. Violence broke out at the protest site on Saturday. Democracy Now reports protesters were attacked by private security forces with dogs and pepper spray. The Standing Rock Sioux asked a US District Court to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. A ruling is expected on Friday.

Steinau: No evidence that ballot issue affected race result

Alaska Democratic Party chairwoman Casey Steinau says there's no evidence to suggest that primary election-day problems affected the outcome of a northern Alaska legislative race.

Southeast Alaska school closing down over lack of students

A school on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska that saw only a handful of graduates last year is closing its doors due to a lack of students.
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Alaska GOP chair suggests new election for state House seat

The chairman of Alaska's Republican Party is suggesting that another election be held in a state House district where ballot issues during the primary prompted questions about the election results. Listen now

Five people dead in midair collision in western Alaska

Alaska State Troopers say all five people aboard two small planes died in a midair collision in the western part of the state.