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'Road' connects Juneau and Haines with 28,800 lanes

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:09:28 GMT2016-10-01T12:09:28Z

HAINES, Alaska (AP) -- On a cloudy Friday morning, in a tent on a windblown beach near the ferry terminal here, Rick Chislett delicately fed a glass fiber the thickness of a human hair into a piece of electronic equipment....

Echinoderm Academy

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:01:32 GMT2016-10-01T12:01:32Z

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- Schoenbar Middle School is becoming Ketchikan's sea cucumber central....

Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing again

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:55:13 GMT2016-09-30T21:55:13Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup....

Alaska not changing voter registration deadline amid concern

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:18:47 GMT2016-09-30T21:18:47Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A state election official said Friday that Alaska will not change its voter registration deadline amid concerns raised by two U.S. senators about Alaska's deadline and that of several other states falling on a holiday weekend....

Crews using sonar to update old Alaska navigation charts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:48:34 GMT2016-09-30T15:48:34Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Federal researchers are surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago as part of an effort to update 100-year-old navigation charts....

Lawmaker says he's not leaving suit over lost primary race

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:39:04 GMT2016-09-30T15:39:04Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A northern Alaska lawmaker said he's not giving up his fight against the state over his loss in the August primary election....

Group of Alaska Democrats endorse independent in Senate race

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:29:59 GMT2016-09-29T23:29:59Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Democrats in one part of Alaska have endorsed an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, bucking their party's own nominee....

The Latest: No sanctions for Democrats who backed Stock

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:57:23 GMT2016-09-29T22:57:23Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Alaska (all times local):...

The Latest: Suspect in Anchorage fatal shooting surrenders

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:29:06 GMT2016-09-29T21:29:06Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal Anchorage shooting (all times local):...

Anchorage robbery victim dies; police seek fourth suspect

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:32:55 GMT2016-09-29T19:32:55Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Anchorage woman shot during an attempted robbery died Wednesday....

Minor quake felt in Palmer; no damage reported

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:41 GMT2016-09-29T16:17:41Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A small earthquake has been felt north of Anchorage, but officials say there have been no reports of damage....

Richards lands new contract to advise on fiscal issues

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:11:54 GMT2016-09-29T16:11:54Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Former Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed another contract with the state, this time to provide legal advice on "fiscal and other related matters."...

Fairbanks police investigate shots fired off restaurant roof

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:05:59 GMT2016-09-29T16:05:59Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A Fairbanks restaurant worker suspected of firing shots from the roof of the business has been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon....

Feds buy $4M of logged lands from Alaska Native corporation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:39 GMT2016-09-29T15:44:39Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A $4 million deal between the U.S. Forest Service and a southeast Alaska Native corporation will return 4,500 acres of heavily logged forest on Admiralty Island to wilderness....

Alaska transportation agency fined over waste storage

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:47:39 GMT2016-09-28T23:47:39Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The state transportation department has been fined $118,100 for its handling of hazardous waste at a maintenance facility in Juneau....

Alaska settles complaint over Medicaid payment system

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:21:21 GMT2016-09-28T21:21:21Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The state has reached a settlement over its problem-plagued Medicaid payment system, agreeing to pay the vendor hired to implement the system $25.9 million it is owed, provided certain terms are met....

Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:20:51 GMT2016-09-28T21:20:51Z

WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory (AP) -- The tapping and beeping noises out of the old telegraph went on for what felt like ages, but when it was done 90-year-old Doug Bell asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to press the button....

Coast Guard rescues 2 off sailboat south of the Aleutians

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:02:34 GMT2016-09-28T20:02:34Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two men have been rescued off a sinking sailboat south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands....

Alaska Air Guard rescues injured climber from Pioneer Peak

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:58 GMT2016-09-28T16:34:58Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A climber injured in a fall on Pioneer Peak near Palmer was hoisted to safety Monday night by the Alaska Air Guard....

Alaska Natives respond to plan for questions on 2020 census

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:38:55 GMT2016-09-28T15:38:55Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Federal officials are considering changes to the 2020 census that would result in Alaska Natives being asked about their tribal affiliation and shareholder status with regional and village corporations....