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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:08:41 GMT2017-05-27T07:08:41Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling....



Native Alaskans honored for protecting Alaska during WWII

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:09:24 GMT2017-05-27T00:09:24Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades....



The Latest: Deceased members of WWII Alaska militia honored

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:43:27 GMT2017-05-26T21:43:27Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on a ceremony for deceased members of a World War II militia in Alaska (all times local):...



Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Alaska

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:19:38 GMT2017-05-26T21:19:38Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZINK'-ee) will visit Alaska....



US Coast Guard says new ships could be stationed in Sitka

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:49:20 GMT2017-05-26T16:49:20Z

SITKA, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has told Alaska city officials that one or two new ships could be stationed in Sitka....



Fairbanks police kill man who rammed police vehicles

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:43:22 GMT2017-05-26T16:43:22Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Fairbanks police officers shot and killed a car chase suspect after the man rammed law enforcement vehicles that had blocked his pickup at a Mitchell Expressway onramp....



Searchers recover bodies of 2 villagers on egg-hunting trip

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:12:58 GMT2017-05-26T16:12:58Z

SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska (AP) -- The bodies of two western Alaska villagers have been recovered from a slough near the village of Shaktoolik (shak-TOO-lik)....



Searchers seek 2 missing after boat overturns on Yukon River

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:57:56 GMT2017-05-26T15:57:56Z

BEAVER, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers are searching for two hunters from the village of Beaver who disappeared after their boat overturned on the Yukon River....



Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:27:19 GMT2017-05-26T08:27:19Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II....



University of Alaska Fairbank finds permanent chancellor

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:25:45 GMT2017-05-26T08:25:45Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- After nearly two years, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has found a permanent replacement for its chancellor....



NTSB investigating helicopter accident on Alaska glacier

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:55:53 GMT2017-05-25T22:55:53Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash on a southeast Alaska glacier that resulted in minor injuries....



The Latest: Anchorage police shoot man armed with hatchet

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:47:30 GMT2017-05-25T21:47:30Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting of a suspect by an Anchorage police officer (all times local):...



Anchorage police seek female suspect in credit union robbery

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:01:06 GMT2017-05-25T16:01:06Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police say a woman robbed a south-side credit union and escaped in a red pickup....



Anchorage police confront man with hatchet; shots fired

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:36:24 GMT2017-05-25T15:36:24Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police say an officer confronted a suspected prowler armed with a hatchet and fired shots in south Anchorage....



US general heading Alaska forces outlines potential threats

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:46 GMT2017-05-25T15:35:46Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A U.S. military general has told Alaska business owners that he's more worried about North Korea's missile advancements than he is about the country's current military capabilities....



Alaska girl donates national competition money to hospital

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:21:39 GMT2017-05-25T14:21:39Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Eleven-year-old Leora Murray had been asked by her teacher to define kindness, so she wrote a poem about it....



Alaska justices rule victim can sue state's foster care

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:25:15 GMT2017-05-25T02:25:15Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has decided a woman who was sexually abused by her foster brother in 2012 can sue the state Office of Children's Services....



Records: 5 Alaska children died in gun mishaps since 2014

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:21:59 GMT2017-05-24T22:21:59Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Five children younger than 12 died in Alaska between 2014 and 2016 after accidentally shooting themselves or being shot by another child, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network....



Alaska city residents worry about herring population decline

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:13:57 GMT2017-05-24T21:13:57Z

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- The value of commercial landings in Alaska was unchanged from 2014 to 2015, according to a federal report, but some popular fisheries such as herring were down....



Alleged slap of reporter sent to prosecutors for review

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:23:25 GMT2017-05-24T19:23:25Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Juneau police investigating a reporter's allegation that he was slapped by a state senator have sent the case to the state Office of Special Prosecutions for further review....