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Juneau man shot by police after single-car crash

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:02:42 GMT2016-12-03T23:02:42Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating after a Juneau police officer shot a suspect....

Seward class tries gold panning

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:44:36 GMT2016-12-03T18:44:36Z

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Manitoba cabin sits on a wooded hill overlooking a creek about three quarters of a mile from the Seward Highway. For much of the winter it's occupied with skiers and snowshoers taking advantage of the nearby trail system. For a few hours on Nov. 15, it hosted a group of Seward Elementary School fourth and fifth graders, brought by their teacher Jason Leslie....

Bethel homeless shelter opens early amid severe weather

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:04:06 GMT2016-12-03T18:04:06Z

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- Bethel's homeless shelter has opened a week early after a severe windchill dropped the temperature to 40 below....

Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:42:49 GMT2016-12-03T16:42:49Z

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku....

Community planner returns to Alaska to help Native villages

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:31:38 GMT2016-12-03T15:31:38Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- After spending years Outside studying community planning and development, Charlene Stern returned to Alaska to fulfill her goal of helping Native communities....

Economist: Alaska is in a recession

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:12:27 GMT2016-12-03T02:12:27Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A state labor department economist says Alaska is in a recession, facing job losses across most sectors of the economy amid chronically low oil prices....

Man convicted of shooting foster father over vape charger

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:17:09 GMT2016-12-02T23:17:09Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder after acknowledging that he killed his foster father two years ago because the man had taken away his vapor cigarette charger....

Young doesn't see GOP as a rubber stamp of Trump's ideas

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:50:16 GMT2016-12-02T22:50:16Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Don Young said there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he said came during a period of "malaise" when people lacked hope and wanted change....

Rescuers carry down skier after injury at Turnagain Pass

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:44:52 GMT2016-12-02T16:44:52Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 36-year-old Anchorage skier was carried to safety after an injury at Turnagain Pass....

Ferry riders on Southeast route to see new ticket policy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:35:32 GMT2016-12-02T13:35:32Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year....

Alaska aims to ban smoking in public housing by spring

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:14 GMT2016-12-02T13:31:14Z

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- The federal government is giving public housing agencies nationwide 18 months to implement a ban on smoking, but the state of Alaska is looking to crack down on tobacco much sooner....

Alaska announces new vendor for statewide student tests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:19:36 GMT2016-12-02T00:19:36Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska education department has chosen a new vendor for its statewide student tests after glitches earlier this year prompted cancellation of the tests....

Suspected shooter in apparent murder-suicide son of ex-cop

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:48:25 GMT2016-12-01T23:48:25Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer....

Millett to serve as House minority leader, Chenault as whip

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:09:31 GMT2016-12-01T18:09:31Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage Republican Rep. Charisse Millett will serve as House minority leader during the upcoming Legislature. Nikiski Rep. Mike Chenault, the long-serving speaker of the House, will be minority whip....

Teen charged in July attack of woman jogging near school

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:51:15 GMT2016-12-01T16:51:15Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police have made in arrest in an attack on a woman jogging in July near East High School....

Juneau Assembly makes $530,000 sale for affordable housing

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:53:13 GMT2016-12-01T13:53:13Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Juneau officials have taken steps to increase affordable housing in the city, but they have also decided to minimize the impact of a plan that would help bring down high housing costs....

Researchers examine climate change impacts on Alaska hunters

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:50:06 GMT2016-12-01T13:50:06Z

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities across Alaska....

Kodiak aerospace complex expects next launch in 2017

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:30:11 GMT2016-11-30T13:30:11Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Operators of the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak say the facility's next launch won't take place before the end of the year as previously reported....

Alaska collecting first tax deposits from pot businesses

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:27:58 GMT2016-11-30T13:27:58Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The state has begun receiving its first tax payments from marijuana businesses, one month after the start of legal pot sales in Alaska....

Grand jury indicts man in Anchorage auto shop shooting death

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:15:03 GMT2016-11-29T17:15:03Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old man on murder and theft charges....