Web Extra: Kott Trial – prosecution opening statements

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The federal trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott got underway today (Mon, Sep 10) in U.S. District Court in downtown Anchorage. Both the...

Web Extra: Svobodny Interview on Alaska DA Performance

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Friday afternoon, September 10th, Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny of the Criminal Division of the Alaska Department of Law responded to Anchorage Mayor's Mark...

Web Extra: Begich Interview on Alaska DA Performance

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Attached are Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich's full remarks when asked about the city's concerns with the state District Attorney's office. The telephone conversation...

Anchorage mayor says Alaska DA's office can't handle workload

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Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich says his increasing frustration with the crime enforcement division of the state law department has caused him to forge a...

Global warming effects to wipe out Alaska's polar bears in 50 years

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Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The best guess of federal scientists is that polar bears will disappear from the Alaska coast within the next...

Kott corruption jury selected and ready for trial

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Jury selection in the corruption trial of former state legislator Pete Kott finished this afternoon in Anchorage. He's accused of taking bribes from the...

CH2M Hill completes purchase of VECO

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The round VECO logo is now missing from CH2M Hill's "new" building on 36th Avenue in Anchorage. Photo by David Shurtleff, APRN. Oil field services...

Challenge to Alaska's Workers' Comp Appeals Commission rejected

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The Alaska Supreme Court today let stand a portion of a 2005 law that changed how the state handles claims by workers injured on...

Many schools improving in Y-K Delta, but 13 miss AYP goals

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Most schools in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals, which means they need to improve their students' performance according...

National School Boards Association convenes meeting in Kodiak

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Kodiak is hosting school board members from around the country this week as the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors is in...

Gray whale population stressed and declining

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National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Wayne Perryman has been studying gray whales for nearly 30 years. He says climate change in Arctic summer feeding...

Memorial for Tlingit elder Mark Jabobs, Jr. draws visitors from across America

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More than 200 people from across Alaska and the Lower 48 gathered in Sitka recently for a memorial party in honor of Tlingit leader...

Corruption trial wading through jury selection process

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Jury selection continued today for the corruption trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott. David Shurtleff and Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

New NOAA study confirms predictions of massive sea ice losses this century

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A new report takes a closer look at the models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used to measure the loss of sea...

BP and oil industry react to Governor's oil tax proposal

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The Palin administration’s proposal to rewrite part of the state’s tax regime for the oil and gas industries has drawn immediate opposition from the...

Yupik elder Pete Abraham reflects on stories no longer shared between generations

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Respect for elders is an important element of Yupik culture. Traditionally, community members bring them berries and moose and the elders share the history...

Dungeness crab catch up in Southeast Alaska

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State estimates say Southeast Dungeness fishermen took more than 3.5 million pounds of crab this summer. The overall value was up about 58% over...

Ongoing herring collapse in Prince William Sound irks Cordova residents

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For 18 years the residents of Prince William Sound have lived with ongoing studies and endless litigation tied to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil...

Property Tax Relief Task Force begins rating tax alternatives

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46% of Anchorage's operating budget comes from property taxes. That's down slightly from previous years, but hardly enough to keep the municipality and city...

Unidentified body found at Anchorage elementary school

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Anchorage Police are at Russian Jack Elementary School this evening after the body of an unidentified man was found decomposing in a boiler chimney...