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DNA matches body to Alaska man last seen alive in 1979

The remains of a man found on Fire Island just west of Anchorage in 1989 have been identified through DNA and genome sequencing, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.
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Gov. Dunleavy undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office said Wednesday that the governor is “recovering and doing well.”
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Alaska man pleads not guilty to threatening Sullivan and Murkowski

Jay Allen Johnson was indicted last week on six criminal counts — including threatening to murder a U.S. official, being a felon in possession of firearms, threatening to destroy property by fire and threatening interstate communications.
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Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska’s Kodiak Island.
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Alaska officials consider more charges in Safeway shooting

Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed as he exited a grocery store in Fairbanks as the prosecutor said he is considering additional charges against the alleged shooter.
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Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill Alaska US senators

A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones.

Delta Junction man accused of threatening 2 US senators to remain in jail

A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two Republican U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voicemails that included saying he would hire an assassin to kill one.

Delta Junction man faces charges over threatening Murkowski’s life

In a threat left in a voice message, the caller asked if the senator knew what a .50 caliber shell does to a human head, according to court records unsealed Wednesday.

Rural Alaska at risk as COVID surge swamps faraway hospitals

The battle against the coronavirus isn’t over. The highly contagious delta variant is spreading across Alaska, driving one of the nation’s sharpest upticks in infections and posing risks for remote outposts like Tanacross where the closest hospital is hours away.

Alaska activates emergency crisis protocols in 20 health care facilities

Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 health care facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation’s worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days, straining its limited health care system.
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Prosecutors vet US Senate candidate’s fishing license case

Law enforcement officials have completed their investigation into whether a U.S. Senate candidate and former State of Alaska official illegally obtained a fishing license for a sportfishing event two years ago. They have turned it over to a special prosecutorial branch of the Department of Law, an official said Thursday.
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Census figures show Mat-Su gained most new residents

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough north of Anchorage gained the most people in the last decade, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.
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3 erupting Alaska volcanoes spitting lava or ash clouds

Three remote Alaska volcanoes are in various states of eruption, one producing lava and the other two blowing steam and ash. So far, none of the small communities near the volcanoes have been affected, Chris...
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Crews find more human remains from 1952 Alaska crash

The solemn task of sifting through rocks, twigs and ice to find human remains as small as a fingernail continued this month on a glacier north of Anchorage, nearly 69 years after all 52 members of a military transport flight were killed when the plane slammed into a mountain.
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‘I saw him and he saw me at the same time’: Alaska man recounts bear mauling near Glennallen

“He took a small bite and then he took a second bite, and the second bite is the one that broke the bones … and crushed my right cheek basically,” said Allen Minish.

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday.
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Tshibaka writings from college supported gay conversion therapy organization

Kelly Tshibaka, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska previously wrote articles while she was attending Harvard in which she called homosexuality a choice, though she said she no longer holds that view today.
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Alaska denied Permanent Fund dividends to gay couples despite court rulings

The Permanent Fund Division denied dividends to same-sex spouses and dependents of military members stationed in other states for five years after same-sex marriage was legalized in 2014.
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NTSB: Helicopter slammed into mountainside, tumbled nearly 1000 feet in fatal crash near Knik Glacier

The National Transportation Safety Board released more details Monday about the fatal crash near Palmer.
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Richest Czech man among 5 killed in Knik Glacier helicopter crash

56-year-old Petr Kellner had assets estimated at $17 billion and was a frequent guest at the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a high-end backcountry lodge the contracted the helicopter that crashed.