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Interior to implement massive overhaul despite criticism

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated PressDENVER — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his...

Unalaska residents push for ban on single-use plastic bags

UNALASKA — Unalaska residents have rallied to urge city officials to ban single-use plastic bags like some other Alaska communities have done.About 25 residents...

Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated PressGOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — Oregon's tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers...

Man driving wrong way on Anchorage highway dies in crash

ANCHORAGE — A driver heading the wrong way on an Anchorage highway north of Eagle River died in a crash.Anchorage police just after 11...
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Alaska troopers say fentanyl big concern for authorities

By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated PressANCHORAGE — Alaska authorities say the synthetic opioid fentanyl is an escalating problem in the remote state, and it's leading to...
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker goes off list in making pick to Alaska Senate seat

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated PressJUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker on Friday appointed Randall Kowalke to the Alaska Senate seat vacated by Republican Mike Dunleavy of...
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Anchorage police make 2 arrests in party bus fatal shooting

ANCHORAGE — A 19-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with second-degree murder and weapons misconduct in the death of an Anchorage woman.Anchorage police say...

Texas adds 14 rigs as US rig count jumps to 975

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 29 this week to 975.That exceeds the...

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated PressWeather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a...

Naked airline passenger taken for psychiatric examination

By MARK THIESSEN, Associated PressANCHORAGE — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself...


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