The Associated Press
Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Thursday that the department of the Interior will accelerate a lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, holding it before the end of this year and annually after that.
State’s Unemployment Rate Jumps Slightly
Alaska's unemployment rate for May was 7.4 percent. State Department of Labor data show's that's up slightly from April's 7.3 percent and compares to a national rate in May of 9.1 percent.
5.2 Quake Rocks Anchorage
Alaska's largest city was rocked by a powerful earthquake, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago
A jury in Anchorage has convicted a man of killing 18-year-old Bonnie Craig in 1994. The Anchorage Daily News reports the jury deliberated just a few hours Wednesday before finding 41-year-old Kenneth Dion guilty of raping and murdering Craig.
Former APD Officer Charged with Unsworn Falsification
Alaska state prosecutors have filed a criminal charge of unsworn falsification against a former Anchorage police officer accused of living in the country illegally under a stolen identity.
Alaska Air Approves Repurchase of $50 Million in Stock
Alaska Air Group Inc. said Monday that its board approved the repurchase of up to $50 million in company stock.
Kohring Gets Public Defender In Case of Retrial
A federal judge has appointed a public defender in case the government decides to retry former Wasilla-area Republican State Representative Vic Kohring.
Plane Crash Lands in Cold Bay
Four people are unhurt after a Universal Airlines plane crash landed in Cold Bay on Sunday. The plane, a DC-6, landed without landing gear extended.
Missing Talkeetna Musher Found
Two days after the search for her was called off, Talkeetna musher Melanie Gould contacted police on Saturday.
Anchorage City Workers Begin Cleaning Out Homeless Camps
Anchorage city workers collected piles of dirty blankets, beer cans and other belongings from two homeless camps Saturday, as part of the city's crackdown on homeless camps. Police officers had earlier warned homeless squatters to leave parks and greenbelts.
Special Session Cost Alaska At Least $960,018
The special legislative session cost the state at least $960,018. Legislative Affairs Executive Director Pam Varni said the bulk of that is due to payroll costs, per diem and travel.
DOD Releases IDs of Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
The Department of Defense has released the names of the four Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers kill by a roadside bomb Saturday in Afghanistan.