Alaska House passes bill for 'Alaska Senior Benefits'

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The state House today passed a bill that funds the newly-named Alaska Senior Benefits payment program. An amendment passed to the bill that increased...

Anchorage Schools adopt student cell phone policy

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When school starts this August, some Anchorage students will be using their cell phones more than ever, while others will experience some new restrictions....

Anchorage senior hoping for resurrection of senior benefits

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Alaska elders are anxiously awaiting tomorrow's special legislative session that will decide whether or not funding for the Senior Care program continues, is increased...

Coghill opposes Senior Care extension

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North Pole Republican John Coghill is against extending Senior Care. He does not support continuing the Senior benefits program ntil the bureaucracy is trimmed...

Supreme Court: No more 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus'

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Juneau School District in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner case. In a 5-4...

One coal bed methane exploratory gas well planned for Mat-Su

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A new plan to drill for coal bed methane gas in the Matanuska Valley is under review by the Matanuska-Sustina Borough. Palmer-based Fowler Oil...

Fishing and cruise vessels collide near Sitka

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A small cruise ship and a fishing vessel collided in waters near Sitka early this morning (Mon, 6/25). No one was injured, but the...

First Legislature corruption trial reaches jury selection phase

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Jury selection began today in the federal trial of former Anchorage state Representative Tom Anderson -- the first case to come to trial in...

Sealaska ownership extended to descendants of original shareholders

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Sealaska shareholders have voted to open the corporate doors to their descendants, potentially adding some 5,000 new shareholders. Ballots counted at Saturday's annual meeting...

Caribou Hills fire consumes 70 homes, threatens more

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Fire officials say damp, cooler weather today has helped slow a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula. The Caribou Hills fire has destroyed about 70...

ASAA rejects Anchorage sports schedule change

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This afternoon the Alaska School Activities Association board voted 5-3 to reject an Anchorage School District request to hold the Region IV Cross Country...

Alaska Native Corporations speak out on proposed 8(a) contracting limits

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Federal contracts to Alaska Native corporations are now worth more than $1 billion per year. The Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act passed the...

Murkowski focuses IAC on sexual violence

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Lisa Murkowski used her first hearing as the acting top Republican on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to further investigate issues surrounding sexual violence...

Yakutat withdraws borough manager job offer to Ogan

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Former Mat-Su legislator Scott Ogan will not become Yakutat's borough manager after all. The Gulf of Alaska community's assembly withdrew its job offer at...

Air quality alerts issued for much of southcentral Alaska as fires burn

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The fires have caused various state agencies to issue air quality warnings across much of the region. Portions of the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage bowl,...

Susitna River fire grows, but moves away from area homes

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Weather is beginning to cooperate with firefighters in the Mat-Su Borough. One home has been destroyed so far, but 40 more homes that had...

Alternative energy bill passes U.S. Senate

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Thursday night (6/21) the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive energy legislation that would boost the use of renewable sources and biofuels, promote more energy efficiency...

Caribou Hills fire on Kenai peninsula rapidly grows past 50,000 acres

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Several homes in the Ninilchik 40 subdivision burned down Thursday night as the growing fire threatens more homes and cabins on the Kenai peninsula....

Mountain View community icon Clark Middle School torn down

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After nearly 60 years at the corner of Bragaw Street and Commercial Drive, Clark Middle School had become a Mountain View fixture, if not...

Without a regulated creamery, Alaska's milk cows likely to be slaughtered

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The newly-appointed state agriculture board members are working to find financially sound processing ideas for the Mat-Su valley dairy industry. State veterinarian Bob Gerlach's...