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Obama denies Alaska village's disaster declaration request

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:14:10 GMT2017-01-20T06:14:10Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama has turned down a request from one of Alaska's most eroded communities for a disaster declaration....



Panel urges action on Alaska deficit to address uncertainty

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:18:17 GMT2017-01-20T03:18:17Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A panel of experts said Thursday that a plan for addressing Alaska's multibillion-dollar budget deficit is critical to helping clear up uncertainty that has been hanging over the state's economy....



Alaska opens trade, pipeline office in Tokyo

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:26:36 GMT2017-01-20T02:26:36Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project....



EPA proposes OK of Fairbanks air plan, but more steps needed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:48:38 GMT2017-01-20T00:48:38Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it is proposing to accept a state of Alaska plan for cleaning up polluted winter air in Fairbanks even as the agency presses for more stringent measures....



Cuts, defending oil tax policies among House minority goals

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:03:55 GMT2017-01-19T22:03:55Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Minority House Republicans have laid out their priorities for this session, which include further budget cuts, a spending limit and defending state oil tax policies....



In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:45:50 GMT2017-01-19T21:45:50Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....



Alaska governor to attend Trump inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:57:24 GMT2017-01-19T19:57:24Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker plans to attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump....



Alaska strip-club owner to be sentenced in waste dumping

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:53:37 GMT2017-01-19T18:53:37Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska man is set for sentencing Thursday more than a year after he was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a crabbing boat that had been converted into a floating strip club....



2 charged with burglary at Public Safety Department building

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:50 GMT2017-01-19T17:15:50Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A former Department of Public Safety employee will be arraigned next month on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal mischief....



Man dies on snowmobile trip from Kotzebue to Fairbanks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:40:47 GMT2017-01-19T16:40:47Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A man who tried to drive a snowmobile from Kotzebue to Fairbanks was found dead near Selawik Hot Springs....



Bethel homeless shelter dealing with drunk residents

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:46:17 GMT2017-01-19T13:46:17Z

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- Operators of a homeless shelter in Bethel say they're struggling to deal with intoxicated residents....



Travelers see higher fees for southeast Alaska cabins

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:55 GMT2017-01-19T13:30:55Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has increased rates for overnight stays in some of its most popular cabins in southeast Alaska....



Alaska governor urges action to address fiscal crisis

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:21:06 GMT2017-01-19T06:21:06Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday urged lawmakers to end the bickering and get down to the serious business of resolving the state's budget crisis, challenging them to put forth a plan if they don't like what he's proposed....



The Latest: Alaska governor outlines opioid plan

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:12:18 GMT2017-01-19T05:12:18Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's State of the State speech (all times local):...



Alaska volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud to 31,000 feet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:46:24 GMT2017-01-18T23:46:24Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again....



Officials close Eagle River post office after vandalism

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:01:39 GMT2017-01-18T17:01:39Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service closed its Eagle River post office after a vandal damaged the main lobby....



Idaho company sees record silver production at Alaska mine

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:36:07 GMT2017-01-18T13:36:07Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A metal mine in southeast Alaska has reached its highest level of silver production since an Idaho-based company took full ownership of the property in 2008....



Anchorage red light camera proposal could go before voters

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:32:15 GMT2017-01-18T13:32:15Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A proposal that will go before the Anchorage Assembly would allow the municipality to install and use cameras to ticket drivers who run red lights....



Alaska delegation plans to attend Trump inauguration

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:16:49 GMT2017-01-18T02:16:49Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska's two Republican U.S. senators plan to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday despite having previously called for him to quit the ticket....



The Latest: Alaska lawmakers pick speaker, Senate president

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:45:47 GMT2017-01-18T01:45:47Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the Alaska legislative session (all times local):...