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The M/V Aurora, under lock and key after its final 2019 passenger run out of Cordova. (Sept. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Lawmakers fail to override vetoes on schools, ferries

The Alaska Legislature failed to override more than $70 million in vetoes dealing with school construction projects and the state ferry system.

Derelict Juneau tugboat comes loose, floats through harbor

A derelict tugboat floated away from the spot where it was anchored in Juneau's Gastineau Channel before eventually running aground, officials said.

At 90, Alaska Native woman is 1st counted in US Census

The decennial U.S. census has started in rural Alaska, out of tradition and necessity, ever since the U.S. purchased the territory from Russia in 1867. The rest of the nation, including more urban areas of Alaska, begin the census in mid-March.
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A fire, an SOS, a rescue: Man spends weeks in remote Alaska

Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter against the subzero temperatures and eating canned food — unable to reach the outside world.

Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members.

Dunleavy, Begich outline student reading proposal

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is working with Senate Democratic leader Tom Begich on legislation aimed at ensuring students are proficient in reading by third grade.

Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed

An Anchorage man carrying garbage to his shed had to take cover inside when a curious bull moose decided to join him. A Ring home security camera captured Curtis Phelps trapped inside the shed while the moose, with just one antler, tried to push his way inside.

Soldotna man charged with nailing sign to Governor’s Mansion

A Soldotna man has been charged in Juneau with damaging the Governor's Mansion by nailing a sign to the door.
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Ex-governor Bill Walker chosen for Harvard fellowship

Bill Walker, who was one of the country's few politically unaffiliated governors, plans to discuss with students bridging the political divide during an upcoming, on-campus residency at Harvard University.

US climate experts say 2019 was record warm year in Alaska

In 2019, Alaska experienced its warmest year on record, according to federal climate officials.

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