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The Nome court. (Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file)

Alaska public defenders to refuse some Nome and Bethel cases due to shortage of attorneys

The head of the Alaska Public Defender Agency notified the judges overseeing the Nome and Bethel judicial districts of the plans Tuesday.
Tongass National Forest

U.S. reinstates road and logging restrictions in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country’s largest national forest in southeast Alaska.
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A judge orders the release of a Hawaii man in the case of a 1991 rape and murder

Albert "Ian" Schweitzer, who was sentenced to 130 years in prison, should be "released from his shackles immediately," Judge Peter Kubota ruled.
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Alaska court: Anchorage Democrat Armstrong qualified for House seat

A divided Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that an Anchorage Democrat who won a state House race was a qualified candidate.
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Alaska Legislature to face familiar challenges this year

The Alaska Legislature convenes for a new session Tuesday with a bipartisan coalition controlling the Senate for the first time in years.
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Alaska Supreme Court to hear arguments in Armstrong residency case

Republican Liz Vazquez has appealed a ruling that Democratic state House candidate Jennie Armstrong met residency requirements to take office.
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Dunleavy appoints former aide to Alaska oil, gas commission

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office Monday announced Brett Huber Sr.'s appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
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Air travel across U.S. thrown into chaos after computer outage

The world’s largest aircraft fleet was grounded for hours by a cascading outage in a government system that delayed or cancelled thousands of U.S. flights Wednesday.
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Old NASA satellite falls harmlessly from sky into Bering Sea off Alaska

The Defense Department confirmed that the satellite reentered late Sunday night over the Bering Sea, a few hundred miles from Alaska.
Anthime Gionet

Capitol riot participant ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 60 days in jail

Anthime Gionet, known as “Baked Alaska” to his social media followers, declined to address the court before he was sentenced Tuesday.
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Hunter bear bait ban proposed for Alaska national preserves

Bear hunters in Alaska national preserves would no longer be able to use bait, such as pastries, dog food or bacon grease, under a proposed National Park Service rule.
David Eastman

Man who challenged Alaska lawmaker eligibility won’t appeal

The man who unsuccessfully challenged Alaska state Rep. David Eastman’s eligibility to hold office over his Oath Keepers membership does not plan to file an appeal.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska Department of Corrections reports 18th in-custody death of the year

The corrections department said it cannot release medical information, citing privacy provisions.

11 people are seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight

Severe turbulence rocked a flight from Phoenix to Honolulu Sunday, seriously injuring 11 people in what an Hawaiian Airlines official called an isolated and unusual event.

Court hears arguments in Alaska refuge road dispute

King Cove residents have long sought a land connection through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to Cold Bay, which is about 18 miles away and has an all-weather airport.
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A mammoth winter storm brings more warnings of blizzards and tornadoes

A winter storm marched across the U.S. Wednesday, delivering blizzard-like conditions to the Great Plains hours after tornadoes touched down in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Recount in Alaska Senate race reaffirms Giessel as winner

A recount of an Anchorage-area state Senate race reaffirmed Republican Cathy Giessel as the winner.
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NTSB recommends new safety measures for Ketchikan flightseeing tours

The National Transportation Safety Board says that the Federal Aviation Administration should tighten rules about minimum visibility during flights and require more weather training for pilots who fly around Ketchikan.
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Next act for Sarah Palin is unclear after Alaska U.S. House losses

One consultant says Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, could have “run away” with Alaska's 2022 U.S. House races but didn’t seem focused.