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Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department...

 

Juneau education leaders OK credit change amid pandemic

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted...

 

Alaska Senate delays action on proposed spending plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate delayed action on a state spending package Tuesday, as lawmakers evaluated their options for getting needed...

 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to...

 

Bear attacks, injures sleeping campers in south Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials in Alaska have said two campers were attacked by a bear this weekend while they were sleeping in a tent...

 

Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula...

 

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development...

 

Legislature and Anchorage both lift face mask requirement

The Anchorage Assembly voted last Friday to immediately revoke the city’s mask mandate. On the same day, legislative leaders voted to make...

 

Vocational schooling can mean higher-paying jobs

Many students believe that the next natural step after graduating from high school is to go off to college. Secondary education has become such a...

 

Navigating tech choices for school use

Technology is essential in the daily lives of students. Whether it’s kids learning their ABC’s or graduate students pursuing advanced degrees,...

 

Graduation garb explained

Graduates, especially college graduates, wear some unique and impressive duds for their graduation ceremonies. Caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods all...

 

AK children 12 and up could soon get virus vaccinations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska public health officials hope to begin vaccinating children 12 and up against COVID-19 as early as Wednesday....

 

Over 20 COVID-19 cases linked to Alaska wrestling tournament

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a high school wrestling tournament held in April is linked to more than 20 infections in five...

 

Alaska children 12 and up could soon get virus vaccinations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska public health officials hope to begin vaccinating children 12 and up against COVID-19 as early as Wednesday....

 
 News    May 6, 2021

AK Legislature sends COVID-19 response bill to governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers have agreed to retroactively extend the state’s COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration as part of an effor...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Alaska ends COVID-19 disaster status, says state in recovery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday ended the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration, saying the state is in such a good...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

State court discovers cyber threat, disconnects from internet

JUNEAU (AP) - The Alaska Court System has temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday,...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Tugboat deemed derelict sunk in waters off southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A derelict tugboat that the U.S. Coast Guard says had been abandoned has been sunk in waters off southeast Alaska. The Coast...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Group envisions tiny home community for homeless in Sitka

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An advocacy group is evaluating the use of tiny homes to provide housing for people who are homeless in the southeast...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Alaska woman says feds searched home for Pelosi's laptop

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal agents served a search warrant at a boutique resort in Homer, Alaska, saying they were looking for a laptop stolen...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Census: Alaska's population grew by 3.3% in the last decade

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s population grew by 23,160 people, or 3.3%, in the last decade, according to the first numbers released Monday...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Alaska's favorite guessing game ends

NENANA, Alaska (AP) — The ice has gone out on the Tanana River, ending the annual Nenana Ice Classic, one of Alaska’s most famous guessing games....

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Bill requiring tribes' recognition passes through committees

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A bill moving through the Legislature would require state recognition of Alaska’s 229 federally recognized tribes....

 

Alaska settles for $85K with former state employee

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has agreed to settle for $85,000 with a former state employee whose application was rejected because she supported...

 

USCG decommissions storied cutter in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has decommissioned a ship whose home port was in Alaska after almost 50 years in service. The cutter Doug...

 

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