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Division of Elections clears Southwest Alaska legislative candidate after complaint

Darren Deacon, the subject of the complaint, supplied housing, travel and employment records showing his residency in Kalskag.
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Alaska oil and gas watchdog again fines Hilcorp for Cook Inlet violation

The $86,000 fine, issued Friday, is the fourth levied against Alaska's second-largest North Slope oil and gas producer this year.
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Coast Guard crews spot 4 Chinese warships near Aleutian Islands

Coast Guardsmen aboard the cutter Kimball and a search plane saw the warships in international waters of the Bering Sea on July 6 and 7.
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Long-term boost to Alaska’s Head Start early childhood program trimmed by veto

Care providers say the money is going to salaries to retain teachers and keep centers open.
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Who is J.D. Vance, the Republican nominee for vice president?

The father of three is currently the junior senator of Ohio, and author of the 2016 memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy," a New York Times bestseller.
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Peltola campaign bests Republican rivals in latest fundraising quarter

Alaska's sole member of the U.S. House, Mary Peltola, raised five times more than challenger Nancy Dahlstrom.
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Trump names Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as vice presidential running mate

Vance’s selection as Trump’s VP comes as the Republican Party leans into the former president’s MAGA messaging that has fired up the party’s base.
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Former Houston treasurer sentenced in federal embezzlement case

Jess Adams received a 30-month prison sentence for embezzling from the city of Houston and a Wasilla-based company, then dodging taxes.
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Federal judge dismisses Trump classified-documents case

Aileen Cannon cited the manner in which a special counsel was appointed to investigate Donald Trump's handling of classified documents.
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Alaska political leaders condemn attack on Trump

A bullet grazed the former president's ear during an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
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What we know about the alleged Trump shooter

A picture of the 20-year-old alleged shooter from Bethel Park, Pa., is still emerging.
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The man killed in the assassination attempt on Trump died shielding his family

Corey Comperatore, 50, lived in Sarver, Pa., and was the father of two daughters.
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Biden calls for unity following Trump assassination attempt

Biden called to "lower the temperature" in politics in remarks Sunday.
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Trump is fine after an assassination attempt at his rally

One person at the rally was killed and two others wounded in the attack.
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Trump says he was shot in the ear at rally, with 1 spectator dead and 2 others injured

Trump was rushed off stage. Images from the scene showed blood on Trump's face. The Secret Service said Trump "is fine."

Biden administration starts process to add or change ‘special area’ restrictions in the NPR-A

The BLM seeks public views on whether to add to the "special areas" of the reserve, where oil and gas development is restricted.
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As Ketchikan’s main homeless shelter closed, participants voiced frustration

First City Homeless Services served its last meal on June 14, leaving a void for the hundreds who relied on it.
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Goals for new Alaska crime law range from harsher penalties for drug dealers to reducing recidivism

Some celebrate major progress on the state’s thorniest crime issues while others criticize the methods.

All Alaska Carrs stores targeted for sale in Kroger-Albertsons merger plan

The stores set to be sold include all 11 Carrs locations in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer and Wasilla.
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Alaska seafood marketers get $5M from feds after losing state funds

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute says part of the money will help it increase the state industry’s involvement in pet food products.
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CDC’s new rules for dogs entering the U.S. will have unique impacts in Alaska

The new border rules include a ban on bringing any dog under six months old into the U.S.
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Alaska U.S. senators say they’re disgusted by the misconduct of a federal judge whose nomination they supported

Joshua Kindred was rated 16th out of 20 candidates for the court vacancy and he wasn't the senators' first choice.
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Georgia man withdraws from Wrangell housing deal, blames newspaper headline

Wayne Johnson says the Wrangell Sentinel reported he wanted six borough-owned lots "for free," although he'd face demolition costs.
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Newly resigned federal judge is accused of harassing a law clerk and ‘unwanted, offensive, and abusive sexual conduct’

The findings against Joshua Kindred are summarized in a 30-page order. It is rife with details describing sexual harassment and vulgar remarks.
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Boeing agrees to plead guilty and pay a nearly quarter-billion dollar fine

Boeing will plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from the crashes of two 737 Max jets in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.

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