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Maine man appeals Alaska murder, sexual assault charges

Steven H. Downs, 48, filed a notice of his appeal Monday with the Alaska Court of Appeals.

Dunleavy leads in latest fundraising in Alaska governor race

The largest contributions in Gov. Dunleavy’s latest report were from Robert Penney of Anchorage and Dunleavy’s brother, Francis Dunleavy, from Texas.
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Alaska’s acting state revenue commissioner chosen as new CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.

Deven Mitchell has called Alaska’s nest-egg oil wealth fund the state’s “trump card” as a renewable source of revenue.
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Alaska musher and reality star Jessie Holmes injured while cleaning up storm damage

Holmes was trapped underneath the pile of plywood, insulation and other building materials.
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Juneau man took an extra shift at work, missing landslide that destroyed his home

“Fortunately, I wasn’t at home at the moment, but I was there about an hour and a half before it happened, so I’m very lucky to be alive,” Jim Mitchem told the Juneau Empire.

Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status.

9-year-old seriously injured in brown bear mauling near Palmer

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured by a brown bear while hunting north of Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.
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32 pilot whales have been rescued out of 230 stranded in Tasmania

Wildlife experts on Thursday rescued 32 of the 230 whales that were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia's island state of Tasmania a day earlier.
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Western Alaska residents urged to brace for what could be one of the worst storms in recent history

“In 10 years, people will be referring to the September 2022 storm as a benchmark storm," said a climate specialist.
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Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph Hazelwood dies at 75

The Exxon Valdez grounded on Alaska’s Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989, spewing nearly 11 million gallons of oil into the rich fishing waters of Prince William Sound.
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Former Wasilla lawmaker Vic Kohring dies in Glenn Highway crash

Troopers said Vic Kohring, 64, was driving a van that collided head-on with a semi-truck “after crossing the center line for unknown reasons” on the Glenn Highway north of Palmer.
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Victims of Puget Sound floatplane crash included activist, winemaker

The Northwest Seaplanes flight was on its way from Friday Harbor, a popular tourist destination in the San Juan Islands, to a Seattle suburb when it went down without sending out a distress call.
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Military man charged in fiery Anchorage crash that killed 2

A member of the military charged with manslaughter in a fiery crash in Anchorage that killed two people told authorities he was so drunk, he didn’t remember driving, according to charging documents.
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Alaska job numbers for July up from year earlier

Alaska had about 9,900 more jobs last month than it did in July 2021, as the state experiences a more typical tourism season following two pandemic-stunted years.

Companies announce investment in major Alaska oil project

If developed, the field on state land east of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska could significantly boost the flow of oil through the trans-Alaska pipeline system.

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump.
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Man in Alaska corrections department custody dies

Austin Earl Wilson is the seventh person to die in department custody this year.
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Anchorage police say 2 officers violated policy in ‘white privilege card’ stop

It’s not clear what disciplinary actions the two officers faced, if any, because the department is treating it as a confidential personnel matter.
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Sullivan joins 25 other Republican senators in praising Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island in 25 years.
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Alaska US House candidates are split on the state’s new ranked choice voting system

The new voting process ends party primaries and institutes ranked voting in general elections.