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Bursting ice dam in Juneau highlights risks of destructive glacial flooding around the globe

JUNEAU - The gray, two-story home with white trim toppled and slid, crashing into the river below...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    August 3, 2023

State board of education delays action on proposal to bar transgender girls from girls' high school sports teams

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state board of education last Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would bar transgender girls from participating...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    February 23, 2023

Alaska governor proposes funding boost for public defender

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday said he is proposing an additional $8.3 million over two years to help address...

 

Proposed Pebble Mine blocked over environmental worries

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday and blocked a proposed mine heralded by...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    November 3, 2022

House report: Pebble Mine backers "tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller project"

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Backers of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska “tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    September 8, 2022

EPA to decide next steps on Pebble Mine project by Dec. 2

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending until Dec. 2 the timeline to decide whether to proceed with proposed...

 

Palin urges Begich to drop House bid; Begich declines

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin called on fellow Republican Nick Begich to drop out of the race Monday, holding a...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    June 9, 2022

48 candidates crowd Alaska's unusual House primary

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska voters are facing an election unlike any theyve seen, with 48 candidates running to succeed the man who had held the...

 

Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 7, 2022

Palin joins 50 others in filing to run for Alaska U.S. House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 31, 2022

Gross, Coghill say they plan to run for Alaska US House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A former state lawmaker and an orthopedic surgeon each announced plans Monday to run for Alaska’s U.S. House seat following th...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 31, 2022

Alaska high court finds Senate district unconstitutional

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state Senate district pairing part of east Anchorage and the Eagle River area by...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    January 20, 2022

Alaska court weighs arguments over new election process

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Political parties “have no right to be gatekeepers to the ballot,’’ an attorney argued Tuesday in urging the Alaska Supr...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 9, 2020

Dunleavy cuts budget, says federal aid can help offset brunt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced wide-ranging budget vetoes Tuesday amid a collapse in oil prices, citing expectations...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 2, 2020

Alaska lawmakers fall short of self-imposed goal to finish

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers fell short of a self-imposed goal of completing their most pressing work Friday, with key measures, including...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 26, 2020

Alaska Senate puts $1,000 stimulus payment in budget bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate approved a budget provision Monday that would give residents a $1,000 payment as a way to blunt economic...

 

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