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Former Alaska senator works on Permanent Fund repeal plan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:46:13 GMT2017-04-27T14:46:13Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A former state senator is preparing to fight back against a bill that would restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and reduce the dividends Alaskans receive from the oil-wealth fund each year....

US Postal Service blocks pot farm from shipping tax money

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:48 GMT2017-04-27T12:33:48Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska marijuana retailer's tax payment has been sent back to the business after the U.S. Postal Service refused to ship the money....

Alaska governor tries to force lawmakers to weigh nominees

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:07:41 GMT2017-04-27T01:07:41Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation Wednesday, seeking to force lawmakers to act on his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts....

Police link Anchorage man who shot officer to 5 homicides

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:44:21 GMT2017-04-26T19:44:21Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police say a man shot and killed after wounding an Anchorage police officer was solely responsible for five homicides, including two double murders, which caused fear in Alaska's largest city last year....

Alaska Air beats 1Q profit forecasts

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:19:27 GMT2017-04-26T16:19:27Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $99 million....

Former corrections officer sentenced for smuggling drugs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:48:59 GMT2017-04-26T15:48:59Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 33-year-old former Alaska corrections officer has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for smuggling drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla....

Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:26:26 GMT2017-04-26T14:26:26Z

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a nonprofit organization that plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at the site....

Alaska city to get giant egg-shaped aircraft by 2019

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:52 GMT2017-04-26T14:20:52Z

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- A company looking to bring a football field-sized airship to Alaska is planning to use it to transport liquefied natural gas to the state's rural areas....

Suspected arson fire damages popular Juneau playground

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:21:30 GMT2017-04-25T18:21:30Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A suspected arson fire caused more than $250,000 damage at a popular Juneau playground....

Panel recommends smoke control measures for Alaska borough

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:25:31 GMT2017-04-25T17:25:31Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Members of a local Air Pollution Control Commission are asking the Fairbanks North Star Borough to take several steps to address heavily polluted air in the borough, including banning old wood stoves and putting restrictions on wood sales....

UAA to start surgical tech program to meet industry need

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:15:53 GMT2017-04-25T16:15:53Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The University of Alaska Anchorage is preparing to launch a surgical technology program that will train students for positions in the state's health care industry that have been difficult to fill....

Kokhanok man dies in three-wheeler crash on Iliamna Lake

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:52:13 GMT2017-04-25T15:52:13Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 53-year-old Kokhanok (kok-HO-nak) man died after his all-terrain vehicle crashed on Iliamna (il-ee-AHM-nah) Lake....

Panel pitches plan to eliminate cashable oil tax credits

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:54:44 GMT2017-04-24T23:54:44Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska Senate committee has proposed eliminating cash credits for oil and gas companies that lawmakers have increasingly come to see as unaffordable....

Salvage operations planned for tug that sank near Sitka

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:27:45 GMT2017-04-24T23:27:45Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Divers are expected Tuesday to begin salvage of an 81-foot tug that sank last week near Sitka....

Fairbanks recycling center project $150,000 over budget

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:11 GMT2017-04-24T17:07:11Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough is seeking out additional funding to start up a recycling program, as the project is facing a $150,000 cost overrun....

Teen charged in shooting at Anchorage grocery story

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:56:26 GMT2017-04-24T15:56:26Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An 18-year-old man has been charged with felony assault in a shooting at an Anchorage grocery story....

Marijuana ban lifted by Alaska's Kodiak regional government

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:43:26 GMT2017-04-24T15:43:26Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- A marijuana ban has been lifted for Alaska's southern Kodiak region but remains in place within the city limits of the region's main municipality....

Kodiak Borough legalizes commercial pot; city ban remains

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:57:45 GMT2017-04-24T12:57:45Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- The Kodiak Borough Assembly has voted to lift its commercial marijuana ban, although it is still illegal in the city's jurisdiction....

Kenai River bank at popular fishing spot to get restored

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:17:35 GMT2017-04-23T21:17:35Z

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- A heavily trafficked stretch of the Kenai River's southern bank is getting repaired in time for the sockeye salmon season thanks to a $37,500 grant from the federal government....

Small earthquake hits near town of Talkeetna

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:10:55 GMT2017-04-22T23:10:55Z

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) -- A minor earthquake has hit central Alaska, near the town of Talkeetna....