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Report sheds little light on fatal helicopter crash

A preliminary report on a fatal helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people, including the richest man in the Czech Republic, sheds little light on the cause.

Alaska backs challenge to Census privacy tool

Alaska is backing Alabama's challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census.
Anchorage Municipal Assembly member Forrest Dunbar addresses constituents. Oct. 6, Dunbar became the first candidate to register for the 2021 Anchorage mayoral election. Photo courtesy of Joshua Corbett

Anchorage mayoral race could be decided in runoff election

Forrest Dunbar, a current city assembly member, led with 3,701 votes, or 35% of the votes counted. David Bronson was second with 3,116, or 30%.

Wreckage of helicopter crash that killed 5 recovered from glacier

The National Transportation Safety Board announced that it has recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash north of Anchorage that killed five people, and is sending a team of investigators to examine the evidence.

Pistol-packing Fairbanks man foils robbery attempt

A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived.

Republican announces run for Murkowski’s Senate seat

Kelly Tshibaka said Sen. Lisa Murkowski is "so out of touch that she even voted to remove Donald Trump from office, even after he was already gone."

Pandemic puts pause on on-site use for some Alaska pot shops

"I think maybe even bulk amounts of purchasing were happening," Dan Peters said. "I just assume that people are stuck at home and needed things to do... That’s something fun that doesn’t cause too much trouble."

In Anchorage, US and Chinese officials spar in 1st face-to-face meeting under Biden

Top U.S. and Chinese officials were set to meet again on Friday after offering sharply different views of each other and the world in their first face-to-face talks since President Joe Biden took office.

Cases of virus variant reported in Alaska

Four additional cases of a coronavirus variant first detected in Brazil have been found in Alaska, state health officials said.
The Alaska State Capitol Building. (Aug. 31, 2010) Photo courtesy of Jay Galvin/Wikimedia Commons

Alaska Senate takes action against Reinbold over virus rules

The Alaska Senate voted Wednesday, March 10 to allow leadership to restrict access to the Capitol by Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold, who fellow lawmakers say has refused to follow measures meant to guard against COVID-19.

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