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Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:34:29 GMT2018-02-21T01:34:29Z

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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:22:12 GMT2018-02-20T22:22:12Z

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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:39:24 GMT2018-02-20T21:39:24Z

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....

Walker takes another shot at filling open Alaska Senate seat

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:28 GMT2018-02-20T20:18:28Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- In his third attempt at filling an open Alaska Senate seat, Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Mike Shower of Wasilla....

Democrats send Walker 3 names for open Alaska House seat

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:44:21 GMT2018-02-20T17:44:21Z

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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:16:31 GMT2018-02-20T05:16:31Z

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:00:44 GMT2018-02-19T22:00:44Z

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:43:23 GMT2018-02-19T00:43:23Z

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:26:39 GMT2018-02-18T21:26:39Z

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:19:49 GMT2018-02-18T00:19:49Z

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:31:58 GMT2018-02-17T22:31:58Z

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:50:06 GMT2018-02-17T17:50:06Z

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:12:35 GMT2018-02-17T15:12:35Z

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:10:30 GMT2018-02-17T15:10:30Z

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:49:02 GMT2018-02-17T00:49:02Z

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:24:38 GMT2018-02-16T22:24:38Z

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:59:24 GMT2018-02-16T18:59:24Z

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....

State official blasts Juneau's bid to annex island land

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:51:07 GMT2018-02-16T15:51:07Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott criticized Juneau's bid for annexation, saying the state's capital city is not being a good neighbor....

State department plans to save Near Island Bridge from rust

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:40:17 GMT2018-02-16T15:40:17Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Department of Transportation said it has plans in spring 2019 to stop the Near Island Bridge from rusting away....

The Latest: Walker wants more names to fill GOP Senate seat

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:52:02 GMT2018-02-16T01:52:02Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the fight over an open Alaska Senate seat (all times local):...