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Report: Southeast Alaska economy struggling, tourism excels

JUNEAU, — Southeast Alaska was hit hard in 2016 by government job losses and a lull in fishing production, but the tourism industry continues...

Court backs hovercraft ban in Alaska’s national preserves

ANCHORAGE — The National Park Service can ban hovercraft operating on Alaska rivers that flow through national preserves, a federal Appeals Court ruled Monday,...

Family, friends mourn, honor loved ones who were killed

They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners.They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends.They traveled...

Alaska communities weigh pot bans 3 years after legalization

JUNEAU — Alaska marijuana grower Mike Emers has been losing sleep with a vote fast approaching that he says could shutter his family's business...

First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in Alaska

ANCHORAGE — The first-ever passenger jet converted for cargo use was unveiled Monday in Alaska, and the arrival spells the end for a unique...

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

WASHINGTON — Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami,...

Report finds GOP tax plan benefits top 1 percent

WASHINGTON — The new GOP tax plan delivers a big tax cut to the wealthiest Americans while some in lower tax brackets would end...

Facebook to turn over to Congress Russia-linked ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook is planning more measures to increase transparency in advertising as the company provides Congress with more than 3,000 ads linked to...

Sniper in high-rise hotel kills at least 58 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country...

Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama...

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