Becky Bohrer - The Associated Press

Becky Bohrer - The Associated Press

Ranked-choice voting that has rocked Alaska politics faces November tests across the nation

Alaska’s new electoral system has been a model for voters frustrated by political polarization and a sense that they lack real choice at the ballot box.
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Alaska Army helicopters’ deadly crash near Healy occurred in mountain pass, report says

The crashed Apache gunships were in a group of 14 aircraft during the April crash, according to an Army report. Three of the four soldiers aboard died.
Marvin Roberts

Most Fairbanks Four members settle for $5M after vacated conviction

Kevin Pease, George Frese and Eugene Vent will each receive $1.59 million from the City of Fairbanks' insurer. Marvin Roberts is still suing the city.
eroded Juneau homes

After a glacial dam outburst destroyed homes in Juneau, a look at the risks of melting ice masses

Here are some issues surrounding glaciers and the floods that result from the bursting of snow-and-ice dams.
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Crammed with tourists, Juneau wonders what will happen as Mendenhall glacier recedes

Climate change is melting the Mendenhall Glacier. It is receding so quickly that by 2050, it might no longer be visible from its visitor center.
Mike Dunleavy

Top Alaska officials facing ethics complaints could get state representation under proposed rules

Under the proposal, the state could provide counsel for a governor or lieutenant governor if the attorney general deemed it in the public interest.
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2 missing Denali National Park climbers are presumed dead, officials say

Eli Michel, 34, and Nafiun Awal, 32, were last heard from on May 5, when they checked in with a friend.
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For soldier killed in Alaska helicopter crash ‘family was everything’

The mother of one of the soldiers killed when two helicopters collided last week said her son loved his country and his family and lifted others up.
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Army grounds aviators for training after fatal crashes in Alaska and Kentucky

The suspension of air operations was effective immediately, with units grounded until they complete training in May.
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‘People are suffering’: Food stamp woes worsen Alaska hunger

Around 13% of Alaskans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in July, before the troubles began.
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Gov. Dunleavy proposes funding boost for Alaska public defenders

Dunleavy's budget amendments also include funding for positions to help address a backlog in applications for food stamp benefits.
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Anchorage Democrat who won state House race meets residency rules, judge says

The judge found that Jennie Armstrong became a resident of Alaska on May 20, 2019, based on the evidence provided.
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2 Anchorage candidates request recounts in their Alaska legislative races

Democrats Denny Wells and Roselynn Cacy have requested the recounts.
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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy sworn in for second term

The Republican last month became the first Alaska governor since Democrat Tony Knowles in 1998 to win back-to-back terms.

Backers of Pebble Mine ‘tried to trick regulators,’ says new report

The report makes several recommendations, including environmental review process changes to “ensure holistic review of cumulative impacts of projects.”
Newtok storm debris

Fall storm expected to bring winds, flooding to parts of Alaska

A forecaster said the latest storm is on a “very different track” than September’s powerful storm, and its main impacts will be felt farther north.
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Western Alaska braces for strong storm and possible floods

The National Weather Service has coastal flood warnings in place, beginning Friday, spanning from parts of Southwest Alaska all the way up to the Chukchi Sea coast in Northwest Alaska.
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Groups sue over lack of process to fix mail ballot mistakes

Alaska elections officials are violating voters’ rights by not providing a process through which voters can fix mistakes on mail ballot envelopes, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges.
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Groups get creative to help Alaska voters understand ranked voting ahead of Aug. 16 election

The first ranked voting election will be the Aug. 16 special U.S. House election.