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Kott, Kohring Retrials Will Be Held in Fairbanks

A federal judge has ordered the retrials of former Alaska lawmakers Pete Kott and Victor Kohring be held in Fairbanks.

ConocoPhillips Extends Natural Gas Plant Operations Until October

ConocoPhillips has extended operations at its Kenai liquefied natural gas plant until October to fill an additional order.

Apple to Open First Retail Store in Alaska

Apple says it's opening its first retail store in Alaska.

Portugal. The Man Loses Gear in Chicago Heist

Oregon-based rock band Portugal. The Man has lost all of its equipment after its touring van and trailer were stolen from a Chicago parking lot.

Mysterious Orange Goo Washes Up In Kivalina

An orange-colored substance that washed up on the shores of the village of Kivalina and causing concern for residents that it may have been toxic, is not man-made.

Weather Continues to Halt Recovery of Remains from Plane Crash

Authorities are still awaiting a break in weather to recover the remains of a couple killed in a plane crash near Juneau Sunday.

Arctic Scientist Under Investigation

A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement-- has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.

Anchorage Assembly Postpones Mayor’s Sidewalk Sitting Proposal

The Anchorage Assembly has shelved a proposal by Mayor Dan Sullivan to restrict sitting on sidewalks and panhandling downtown.

‘Frozen Ground’ to be Filmed in Anchorage

The story of the police investigation of infamous Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen will be filmed in Anchorage this fall.

Alaska Redistricting Lawsuits Consolidated

Three lawsuits over Alaska's new political boundaries have been consolidated and will be heard in Fairbanks.

Calista Corporation Shutting Down, Liquidating Alaska Newspapers Inc.

A chain of newspapers serving rural Alaska will close. Anchorage-based Calista, an Alaska Native corporation, announced Friday it was shutting down and liquidating Alaska Newspapers Inc.

EPA Releases Two Draft Permits for Offshore Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released draft air quality permits necessary for exploratory drilling projects in Alaska's Arctic waters to proceed.

Alaska Businessman Won’t be Charged in Florida

Charges have been dropped against a former Alaska businessman who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old southwest Florida girl.

Chevron Plans to Sell Cook Inlet Holdings

Chevron plans to sell its holdings in Cook Inlet. They will be sold to Houston-based Hilcorp Alaska LLC.

Dipnetter Dies After Falling into Kenai River

There was a casualty in Tuesday's Sockeye Salmon dipnetting frenzy on the Kenai River. Edwin Ruff, 71, listed as a summer resident, fell into the river near the bridge.

BP Continues Cleanup of Lisburne Drill Site Spill

A spokesman for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says BP Exploration Alaska plans to complete cleanup of a spill at the Lisburne Production Facility drill site on Alaska's North Slope before digging up the pipe that burst and caused it.

Rachelle Waterman Sentenced to Three Years

Rachelle Waterman has been sentenced to three years. The Craig woman, who was 16 when her mother, Lori Waterman, was kidnapped and murdered, was tried by an Anchorage jury earlier this year and convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

Joe Miller Yet to Decide on Court Order Challenge

Joe Miller hasn't yet decided if he'll challenge a court order to pay the state legal fees related to his election challenge last year.

Five Escape Sinking Fishing Vessel near Valdez

All five members of a purse seiner fishing vessel safely escaped their boat before it sank Wednesday near Valdez.

Kohring Requests Outside Trial

A former Alaska lawmaker caught in a wide-ranging corruption probe has asked to have his retrial moved out of state.