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Revered Alaska Artist Passes Away at 91

John Hoover, a revered artist in Alaska who used imagery and tales from Native traditions in contemporary works, has died at 91.

Judge Gives Prosecution Time to Make Decision on Key Figure in Corruption Case

A federal judge in Anchorage is giving prosecutors more time to decide whether to call a key figure in the corruption retrial of former state lawmaker Vic Kohring.

Fairbanks Girl Treated for Gunshot Sound

A 3-year-old Fairbanks girl was treated in Anchorage after suffering a gunshot wound over the weekend. The child was seriously injured Friday afternoon at an apartment building in south Fairbanks.

Ferry Returns to Service

The Alaska state ferry Fairweather will return to service this weekend. Alaska Marine Highway Director Mike Neussel says repairs have been completed on the water jet that sprung a leak in late August.

State Appealing Federal Protection for Polar Bears

The state of Alaska is appealing a federal ruling that upholds a 2008 decision to give polar bears federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Officials Search for Cost of Endangered Species Act Listings

State officials are also soliciting proposals for an analysis of the economic costs of Endangered Species Act listings.

Former Anchorage Teachers Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

A former Anchorage high school choir instructor will serve 13 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of sexually abusing a minor.

Legislators Attend Council of State Governments – West Conference

At least one-fifth of the Alaska Legislature attended a conference in Hawaii this month, at a cost of nearly $35,000 so far.

Request Yields No Independent Audit Proposals for Goose Creek Correctional Center

No one responded to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for proposals for an independent audit of the Goose Creek Correctional Center.

BOEMRE Says it Has Corrected Flaws Made Prior to Chukchi Sea Lease

The federal agency overseeing offshore petroleum drilling says it has corrected flaws in environmental work done ahead of a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea.

Woman Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter

A 33-year-old Anchorage woman has been accused of suffocating her three-week-old infant with a plastic bag. 33 year old Sarah Bentley Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the infant’s August 5 death. She made her first court appearance in Anchorage Wednesday.

Man Dies in Port of Anchorage Accident

A workman died Wednesday afternoon in an accident at the Port of Anchorage. The city’s fire department responded to an emergency call after a bulldozer fell into the water at a construction site at the north end of the port.

Police Recover Stolen ‘Portugal. The Man’ Equipment

Chicago police have recovered the equipment of the rock band Portugal. The Man , which was stolen, along with its touring van and trailer after an appearance at the Lollapalooza music festival.

Suspicious Packages Sent to Alaska Delegation Contained Concrete Material Sample

The FBI has determined a white powder contained in packages sent to members of Alaska’s congressional delegation was not a hazardous substance but a sample of concrete material.

Kenai Lowe’s Among Those Closed

The Lowe’s store in Kenai is one of seven nationwide that closed overnight. Lowe’s Company Spokeswoman Stacey Lentz says the Kenai store opened in November 2008, and despite the hard work of employees it never...

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.