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Stories with place: Anchorage
  • Budget work continues on last day of session 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:11 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - On the last scheduled day of the legislative session, state lawmakers were still trying to finish writing the capital budget on Sunday.

  • Education a sticking point as session nears end 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:28 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - State lawmakers were trying to reach an agreement Sunday on a broad-reaching education bill, with the clock winding down on the 90-day session.

  • Alaska village advances to national mascot finals 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:55 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The northwest Alaska village of Deering may be tiny - with just 130 residents - but its school mascot is in the running for a national championship of nicknames.

  • 'Dog publicist' uses Internet to save lives 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:25 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - At the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care Facility on Sunday morning, Rachel Reese set up two portable lights, unzipped a canvas bag crammed with animal-sized cowboy hats, bow-ties and a cardboard sign that read "Free Hugs." Then she readied herself for her rambunctious, leashed clients: the dogs of the animal shelter.

  • High court: State has duty to protect inmates 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:16 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former prison inmate in Alaska can move forward with his lawsuit claiming the state Department of Corrections failed to protect him from another inmate, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • Settlement will allow land sale for Anchorage park 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:26 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The settlement of a claim on property owned by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska will allow the land to be sold to the city of Anchorage for a park.

  • Jury convicts Anchorage man in stabbing death 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:07 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 32-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted of repeatedly stabbing another man to death after chasing him down on foot.

  • Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:08 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

  • Senate Finance unveils education bill rewrite 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:16 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate Finance Committee proposed an overhaul to a broad-ranging education bill Friday, opting to provide additional money to districts outside the per-pupil funding formula. Critics called the approach disappointing.

  • Feds: USPS worker takes disability, goes fishing 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker's comp payments while he spent his summers fishing.

  • Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An inmate known as "Eyeball" will not be taking the stand for the defense in a Kodiak Coast Guard double homicide case - at least for now - after a judge ruled Friday there's no proven connection between him and the case.

  • Feds release initial report on crash near Bethel 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:25 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small commercial plane was flying at about 3,400 feet when it crashed near Bethel, killing the two pilots on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • Anchorage psychiatrist charged with fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:38 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage psychiatrist is accused of billing Medicaid more than $300,000 for services authorities said were never provided.

  • Expert: Kansas church protesters unlikely to show 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An expert on hate groups said it was unlikely protesters from a nationally known Kansas church will show up in Alaska to picket two institutions, despite their announcements to do so.

  • Former UAA professor arraigned on pornography charges 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:27 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former astronomy and physics instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage has pleaded not guilty to 14 child pornography charges.

  • Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The group behind a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska said Wednesday it would gladly contribute funds to their opponents - if they prove pot is more dangerous than alcohol.

  • Walgreens plans 2 stores in Fairbanks 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:25 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The nation's largest drug store plans to open two locations in Fairbanks this year.

  • Families seek answers in Alaska jail deaths 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The families of two inmates who died in Alaska jails within a week of each other are looking for answers to questions they say are not being answered.

  • Saint Marys man dead in ATV accident 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:16 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Saint Marys man has died in a one-vehicle crash involving an all-terrain vehicle.

  • Developers eye Anchorage site for housing project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:46 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Developers are planning to build an upscale housing complex in Anchorage at the site of an aging mobile home park.

  • Savoonga carver dies in Nome 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:46 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A well-known carver from Savoonga has died in a hit-and-run accident in Nome, and charges are pending against the driver.

  • Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:17 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A California parolee who recently was found dead in his Alaska jail cell continued to be held in custody even though his case had been dismissed more than a week earlier.

  • Man, sons rescued after wife calls for help 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:17 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 39-year-old Eagle River man and his two sons were rescued after they were reported overdue from a hike.

  • Divided Alaska House passes minimum wage bill 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:34 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided Alaska House on Sunday voted to raise the state minimum wage, amid suspicions of lawmakers' motives.

  • '64 quake focus of Anchorage Museum exhibit 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:07 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An exhibit recalling the devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake features the good and the bad of the quake.