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Alaska-Hawaiian merger tests Biden administration’s resolve to preserve competition

The deal is smaller than mergers a decade ago. But regulators are already fighting another small merger — JetBlue’s proposal to buy Spirit Airlines.
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Russia’s Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling

The ruling is the latest step in a crackdown on LGBTQ+ rights under President Vladimir Putin, who has emphasized "traditional family values."
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3 dead in 2 Sunday Anchorage shootings

Two people were shot and killed Sunday night near the Dimond Center Walmart, after police say a third person was fatally shot in Mountain View.
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Tuberville, under pressure from Republicans over military holds, says he is reviewing options

Sen. Tommy Tuberville's changed stance comes after Sen. Dan Sullivan challenged his hundreds of promotion holds on the Senate floor last week.
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Survivors say trauma from abusive Native American boarding schools stretches across generations

The traumas inflicted by abusive Native American boarding schools are getting belated attention through a series of federal listening sessions.
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3 passengers sue Alaska Airlines over Horizon Air flight scare

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs have suffered from anxiety, insomnia, fear of flying and other emotional effects due to the incident.

How safe are cockpits? Aviation experts weigh in after Horizon Air flight scare

Insider threats, like the one Sunday on a Horizon Air jetliner involving an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot, are very rare but potentially devastating.
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Off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot accused of trying to shut down jet’s engines in-flight

The suspect faces attempted-murder charges in the incident, which occurred on a Sunday Horizon Air flight from Everett, Wash. to Portland, Ore.
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Anchorage police investigate after razor blades found twice near playground equipment

Police were called after razor blades were found on a slide a 3-year-old girl was preparing to use Oct. 8 at Eagle River's Schroeder Park.
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Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska

The plan follows Biden's decision earlier this year to approve ConocoPhillips’ massive Willow oil project in Alaska.
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Alaska man charged with threats against Florida sheriff who spoke against antisemitic activity

Joshua Wahl, 31, is accused of emailing a threat to Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood and posting online threats against him.
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Bears raid a Krispy Kreme doughnut van in Anchorage

The van was stopped outside a convenience store on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson when the bears helped themselves to doughnut holes and other pastries.
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America marks 22 years since 9/11, from ground zero to Alaska

President Joe Biden is set to remember the 2001 terror attacks Monday at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, as he returns from Asia.
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Helicopter pilot injured in midair collision near King Salmon

The helicopter and a float-equipped small plane collided Monday while flying in Katmai National Park and Preserve.
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Ketchikan reinstates its police chief after felony assault charge is dropped

Ketchikan Police Chief Jeffrey Walls returned to work Aug. 22.
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U.S. fines American Airlines for dozens of long tarmac delays

It's the largest such fine against an airline since rules covering long ground delays took effect about a decade ago.
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Conditions are too dangerous to recover bodies of 2 men killed in Denali plane crash, officials say

Pilot Jason Tucker, 45, of Wasilla and passenger Nicolas Blace, 44, of Chugiak, are presumed to have died when their PA-18 aircraft crashed.
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Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of Northwest Territories capital

Yellowknife residents were ordered to evacuate Wednesday night as wildfires neared the city of 20,000 people.
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Alaska to receive federal funds for fish-friendly culverts

The most expensive project in the nationwide initiative is $25 million for Alaska to replace a dozen culvert sites along the Parks Highway.
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U.S. launches program to electrify more Native American homes

A federal report last year said nearly 17,000 tribal homes were without electricity, with most being in southwestern states and in Alaska.