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Palmer police chief placed on leave over social media posts

An Alaska city has suspended its police chief following public complaints about a 2018 social media post in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “hate group.”

Contract Alaska pipeline worker mauled by black bear

A contract worker for the trans-Alaska pipeline system was mauled by a bear and seriously injured while running on a public road near a pump station, a spokesperson for the pipeline operator said.

Police join residents at peaceful protest rally in Juneau

Juneau law enforcement officers joined elected officials and residents at a peaceful gathering in Alaska’s capital to protest the death of George Floyd.

3 Nikiski Fire Department members test positive for COVID-19

Three members of the Nikiski Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19, and eight others were in quarantine pending test results.

Alaska area with 5% census response restarts outreach effort

U.S. Census workers restarted distribution of census taking material in an Alaska region in the Aleutian Islands after a two-month pause resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Kodiak City residents feel moderate earthquake in region

People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday, May 23 that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region.

Plans to fix Alaska’s online budget tracker undetermined

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has announced an online platform used to publicly track Alaska's spending is broken, even as the state is managing a budget deficit and federal coronavirus relief aid.
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Alaska man released from prison accused of quarantine breach

Prosecutors have accused an Alaska man of violating a federal judge's order and breaking his quarantine after securing early release from prison amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Senators call for moment of silence for COVID-19 victims

U.S. senators, including Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz, are calling for a moment of silence to honor those who have died from COVID-19. The moment of silence is planned for noon Monday.

Trump administration cuts royalty rates for oil and gas

The Trump administration has started giving energy companies temporary breaks on royalties and rent they pay to extract oil and gas from leases on public lands because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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