A white old man in a judge's robee sits at a desk in front of an Alaskan flag

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy didn’t have power to extend appointees’ terms, judge rules

A Juneau Superior Court judge has ruled that Gov. Mike Dunleavy didn’t have the power to extend many of his appointees’ terms late last year after the Legislature failed to meet to confirm them.
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Aleutian Falcon, 1 of Trident’s 2 floating Alaska seafood processors, burns in Tacoma

A 233-foot floating processor owned by Trident Seafoods caught fire shortly before midnight Wednesday. The processor, the Aleutian Falcon, was docked at the Port of Tacoma, Washington.
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Alaska hockey, gymnastics seek more time to save programs

The hockey and gymnastics programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage have asked for a fundraising deadline extension to save their programs from elimination.
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Fairbanks designers testing shipping container kitchen-bathroom module for rural Alaska

The National Renewable Energy Lab's Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks is working with the Native village of Unalakleet to build the prototype kitchen-bathroom module inside an 8-by-20-foot steel shipping container.
Houses in dirty brown water

Haines residents are still recovering from last year’s landslides

https://youtu.be/dz5KxQ9hflc The human toll from climate change effects in Alaska are real. The small community of Haines...

Inquiry into the fatal Scandies Rose sinking to begin in Seattle

A two-week federal inquiry into the fatal sinking of the F/V Scandies Rose — lost on New Year's Eve 2019 west of Kodiak Island — will open on Monday in Seattle.

Even without a gun, Alaska’s Rep. Young tells congressional committee, his hands can kill

Alaska Congressman Don Young, an enthusiastic champion of gun-owner rights, argued a firearms ban wouldn’t make hearings safer.
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Dillingham law enforcement involved in shooting; person brought into custody

Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers were involved in a shooting with an individual in Dillingham Thursday afternoon. The individual was brought into custody at 5:30 p.m. The scene is under investigation.
A public health worker in a tent outside Juneau International Airport bags a freshly collected nasal swab for COVID-19 testing.

‘We have many reasons to be optimistic’: Daily COVID-19 cases in Alaska hit 5-month low

Hospitalizations have also dropped to their lowest levels since July, with 33 Alaskans being treated with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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Alaska House organizes — without clear majority

The Alaska House of Representatives organized on Thursday, but without either caucus able to claim most of the members.
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For the first time in 6 months, Bethel has week with no new COVID-19 cases

Despite the declines, the region still maintains the highest COVID-19 case rate in the state, a position the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has held since October 2020.
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Bad weather Outside delays 3,000 Alaska vaccine doses

The doses were in shipments headed for 21 different providers, and some are having to postpone clinics until the vaccine can arrive next week.
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Gov. Dunleavy to Sen. Reinbold: ‘The misinformation must end’

Dunleavy wrote fellow Republican Lora Reinbold a letter on Thursday saying she has “abdicated the tenets” of her oath of office after she attacked his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Judge rules against Alaska governor in appointments debate

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy was barred by law from making recess appointments of the same individuals lawmakers had failed to confirm to the posts, a state court judge ruled Thursday.
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Dunbar, Robbins lead in fundraising for Anchorage mayoral race

Fourteen candidates are currently in the race for Anchorage mayor, but two have sizeable leads in fundraising.
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Murkowski pays virtual visit to Haines as Biden approves major disaster declaration after landslides

The senator’s visit coincided with President Joe Biden’s approval of the major disaster declaration in Southeast Alaska.
Seiners in Starrigavan Bay during the first opening of Sitka’s 2014 sac roe herring fishery. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

Dunleavy taps real estate executive for fisheries commission

The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission decides who gets commercial fishing permits. Commissioners receive six-figure salaries.
Workers load a pllete of water pbottles

After weeks of water woes, Angoon gets Coast Guard assist

In Angoon, recent cold temperatures exacerbated ongoing issues with the town’s water supply. The Coast Guard stepped in to help by delivering bottled water to the community of around 450 people
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Alaskans were left in the dark as money poured into elections last year. Now, that’s changing.

Groups on both sides of the political spectrum collected large sums of cash from entities whose funders weren't identified — at least until after the election. One was telecommunications firm GCI, which gave $100,000 to a group that supported a campaign attacking Democratic and independent candidates.
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Haines woman braves outhouse encounter with black bear

A bear found its way inside an outhouse, where it ended up biting the bottom of a woman using the toilet.