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Residents in Haines gather to remember landslide victims

Dec. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EST

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — Residents gathered in Haines to remember the two people killed by a landslide last year. The ceremony, held Saturday, honored kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson and David Simmons, who worked for an economic development organization, Anchorage television...

DNA matches body to Alaska man last seen alive in 1979

Dec. 01, 2021 22:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of a man found on Fire Island just west of Anchorage in 1989 have been identified through DNA and genome sequencing, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. Troopers said the victim was Michael Allison Beavers, who owned an excavation...

Former Alaska Senate president Giessel to seek office again

Dec. 01, 2021 15:59 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel plans to run for the state Senate next year. Giessel, an Anchorage Republican, is listed as a candidate with the state Division of Elections. Giessel announced her plans Wednesday in the newsletter she...

Avalanche delays holiday tradition in Alaska's largest city

Nov. 30, 2021 18:57 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city for more than 60 years got off to a dim start this year. A 300-foot (91-meter) wide, brightly illuminated star situated high above Anchorage in the Chugach Mountains is traditionally lit the day...

1 person killed, another injured in Anchor Point house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 15:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person has died and another injured in a house fire on the Kenai Peninsula. The local fire department found the home in Anchor Point fully engulfed in flame when they arrived Thursday evening. One person was found dead...

Alaska ends extra jobless benefits as more enter workforce

Nov. 24, 2021 13:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska will end extended unemployment benefits because more people are employed, and an expert says it should not have an impact on the consumer market. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the...

70 West Point graduates call on Alaska lawmaker to resign

Nov. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group, saying his affiliation has betrayed the values of the U.S. Military Academy that he attended. A letter signed...

3rd Anchorage Assembly member faces possible recall election

Nov. 18, 2021 14:26 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third member of Anchorage’s governing body could face a recall election. The municipal clerk’s office on Wednesday certified an application to begin the recall process against Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard, Alaska Public Media ...

Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

Nov. 17, 2021 22:36 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska’s Kodiak Island. The ash is from the powerful 1912 eruption of Novarupta, a volcano on the Alaska...

Mediator to solve dispute over Anchorage teachers' contracts

Nov. 17, 2021 14:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal mediator is expected to help resolve differences over key terms of contracts for Anchorage teachers after the union and the state’s largest school district declared an impasse. “We’ve been able to resolve quite a few issues, but...