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Here’s what to expect on Anchorage’s Election Day

If you haven’t voted yet, you can drop your signed ballot in one of the dropboxes around the city or go to one of the Vote Centers, located at City Hall, the Loussac Library and the Eagle River Town Center. As long as you are in line at a dropbox or Vote Center by 8 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by today, April 6.

New York hedge fund slams Northern Dynasty, Pebble Mine in investor report

“Worthless” is how a New York hedge fund labeled the value of Northern Dynasty stock in a report issued Tuesday. Northern Dynasty is the Vancouver-based company behind the proposed Pebble Mine, which Kerrisdale said is a project that will never be commercially or politically viable. Listen now

Subsidized Air Travel In Alaska Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Federally subsidized air travel in Alaska is no longer under the threat of congressional budget cutting. Friday, the U.S. House passed a compromised version of the Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization bill. It keeps the Essential Air Service subsidy in place for rural Alaska communities, and it funds a number of airport improvements.

Dunleavy administration being sued for withholding $20M in education funding

The Dunleavy administration is being sued by education nonprofit Coalition for Education Equity over his refusal to release $20 million in funds that were delegated to public schools last year by the Legislature. 
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Hilcorp ordered to replace gas pipeline with history of leaks

The last time the pipe leaked, in 2017, Hilcorp didn’t complete repairs for three months, citing danger from ice in the inlet. Sea ice is again a problem.

Disappointment and money worries for hundreds of vendors after Alaska State Fair cancels

Organizers say that by reorganizing the fair as series of smaller events, they'll be able to mitigate the loss if there is a last-minute cancellation.
a man in a black uniform with the yellow letters NTSB holds a propellor of a crashed airplane

Six days after the PenAir crash, still without flight service, anxiety grows in Unalaska

(Update, 10/24: New planes will bring regular service back to Unalaska, Ravn says, but not until next month) Unalaska's regular flight service has been stalled for...

Anchorage utility racing to fix sewer line unmoored by quake

An Anchorage sewer line broke loose from the bottom of a city lake after the Magnitude 7.1 earthquake last year, and reinstalling it has not been easy.
The cruise ship Noordam brought close to 2,000 passengers to Haines on Sept. 20, 2017. It and other ships carried more than 1 million passengers this summer, helping increase the region’s tourism economy. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Alaska delegation tries multi-pronged effort to save part of cruise season

The congressional delegation sees two impediments keeping cruise ships from coming to Alaska this summer: The CDC and the Canada problem.

State regulators fine Hilcorp $30,000 for meter-related violations on Kenai Peninsula

The regulators cited the company’s history of violations as a factor behind the penalty.

Group finds opposition to Homer addiction center proposal

Set Free Alaska has been searching for a place to put a facility for men fighting addiction since the beginning of the year.

AK: Petersburg students turn plastic trash into artsy treasures

In Petersburg, a visiting artist is turning plastic pollution into art at the grade school. These exercises are designed to educate kids on the true costs of plastics on our planet.

Tower could bring cell service to Summit Lake on Seward Highway

The Kenai borough’s planning commission already approved the lease agreement by a unanimous vote. Now, it’s up to the borough assembly to give Vertical Bridge the go-ahead.

Palmer police chief suspended after ‘inappropriate’ 2018 posts surface, city says

In Facebook posts that were widely shared over the weekend, the Palmer Police Chief called the Black Lives Matter movement a "hate group" and seemed to question the legitimacy of reports by victims of sexual assault.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

Unalaska may declare a state of emergency in the wake of this month's fatal plane crash on the island. Also: Alaska's top environmental regulator responds to a call for action on climate change by the state's leading Native group.

Workplace anti-discrimination agency sues Costco’s free sample company, alleges ADA violations in Juneau

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges Club Demonstration Services denied a Juneau employee extra bathroom breaks to accommodate her medical condition in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Hoping for a ‘Mississippi miracle’ Alaska lawmakers push bipartisan reading bill

The bill will provide funding for pre-k programs and standardize reading policies across the state.

As case counts rise, Anchorage mayor calls for renewed ‘personal responsibility’ to keep city safe

The virus is spreading within the community, with one cluster of 12 cases centered on a single household.

Flicked Bics help hunters in a fix

The overdue hunters were located near Wadleigh Island.

Iliamna Natives Ltd. reaches land deal with Pebble, citing potential for economic growth

The Iliamna village corporation has reached a right-of-way agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership. This would allow Pebble access to lands that could prove critical to the development of the project. The community is 17 miles from where Pebble wants to develop its mine.