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Alaska offers ferry for free to the Philippines

The state of Alaska is trying to dispose of the 58-year-old ferry Malaspina, and even has offered to give it free to the government of the Philippines.

Police: Anchorage man shot 5 after arguing with homeless people

A 21-year-old man who had argued with homeless people near his workplace allegedly returned to the area over the weekend and fired a long gun several times, killing one and injuring four others, according to charging documents in the case.

Dunleavy calls budget passed this week ‘defective’

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy labeled as “defective” the state spending package passed by lawmakers this week and said he was prepared to call them into another special session next week if they do not act before the current special session expires.

Alaska Legislature passes budget with funding holes

The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package following a series of dramatic votes in the Senate and impassioned speeches highlighting the tensions over the annual dividend paid to residents and the frayed nerves after five months in session.

Alaska House fails key vote affecting dividend, programs

The Alaska House passed a state budget that would result in a $525 dividend to residents this year and leave in doubt funding for a number of programs and infrastructure projects after it failed to garner sufficient support on a key vote.

Anchorage Jewish museum, gay bar tagged with swastika stickers

A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish museum in Alaska’s largest city.

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Tongass

The federal government announced plans to "repeal or replace" a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in the Tongass National Forest.

Nominee to oversee Indigenous affairs has widespread support

President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee Indigenous affairs at the Interior Department said he won't impede tribes as they seek to improve infrastructure, public safety and the economy on their lands.

Anchorage police release draft proposal for body camera use

The Anchorage Police Department is proposing that uniformed officers wear body cameras at all times while on duty and record all calls for service or when initiating encounters with the public "unless it is unsafe, impossible or impractical to do so."

10 seconds of terror: Alaska man survives brown bear mauling

Allen Minish was alone and surveying land for a real estate agent in a wooded, remote part of Alaska, putting some numbers into his GPS unit when he looked up and saw a large brown bear walking about 30 feet away.

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