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Drama marks efforts to fill open Alaska Senate seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The normally mundane process of filling an open legislative seat has been anything but in Juneau, with more twists and turns to the drama unfolding Wednesday as Gov. Bill Walker attempted for a third time to fill a vacant Senate seat....



The Latest: Elections head backtracks on party switch timing
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to fill an open Alaska Senate seat (all times local):...



Alaska officials renew call for residents to report moose
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska officials said their best hope of accurately counting moose in Anchorage comes from the help of residents....



Governor asks to use $10M on seismic surveying at refuge
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Gov. Bill Walker's administration has asked the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....



Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits....



Officer: Seafood plant fails to report property fire
AKUTAN, Alaska (AP) -- A seafood plant in Akutan failed to report a fire on the property that could have endangered a nearby village, authorities said....



2011 Iditarod winner says he will skip this year's race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The winner of the 2011 Iditarod race will not return to trail to compete in the 46th edition of the "Last Great Race on Earth" this year, he said....



Democrats send Walker 3 names for open Alaska House seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Democrats have sent the names of three finalists to Gov. Bill Walker for consideration for the Alaska House seat formerly held by Democrat Zach Fansler of Bethel....



Alaska food bank implements measures to limit waste
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, the main hunger alleviation program for the peninsula, collected more than 750,000 pounds of food in 2017....



Sen. Murkowski to deliver Legislative address on Thursday
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is set to make an address to Alaska Legislature on Alaska issues in Congress....



Mumps disease hits Juneau for first time in 20 years
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Doctors confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades....



Kids learn policing through Crime Busters program
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Kids in Alaska practiced making 911 calls and learned several police procedures as part of an initiative created to teach children about the duties of a police officer....



Bethel shelter looks for more volunteers to cook meals
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- A shelter in Bethel that serves people needing a warm place to spend the night is looking for more people to volunteer to cook meals....



Alaska mulls liability protections for pesticide on poles
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Senate is considering a bill that would exempt utility companies from liability related to a pesticide used on most wooden power poles in the state....



What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be....



UAF ice makers get the hang of producing climbable walls
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Even to non-ice climbers, the ice hanging from the wall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks looks different than it did when the wall opened in 2012....



Initiative looks to promote Native art, expand markets
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Watching the Winter Olympics, Sealaska Heritage Institute Senior Research Fellow Rick Harris saw something that surprised him....



Alaska gas line corporation opening Nikiski office
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The state-sponsored corporation working to advance a major gas line project is opening a field office in Nikiski....



Walker has early fundraising edge in Alaska governor's race
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker holds an early fundraising edge in his bid for re-election this year....



Kelly: No hard feelings over Alaska Senate seat drama
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly says he holds no hard feelings over the drama that's played out over two failed attempts to fill an open Senate seat....