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Biden wins more delegates in Wyoming and Alaska as he heads toward Democratic nomination

Apr. 13, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Joe Biden nudged further ahead in the Democratic nomination for reelection by winning party contests in Wyoming and Alaska. As two of the least populated states, Alaska and Wyoming play minuscule roles in both intraparty and general election voting...

Alaska judge finds correspondence school reimbursements unconstitutional

Apr. 13, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Reimbursements made to parents for education-related expenses for students in Alaska correspondence schools are unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled, adding a new twist to a debate over education that lawmakers say may not be quickly resolved. ...

Maggie Rogers on 'Don't Forget Me,' the album she wrote for a Sunday drive

Apr. 12, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Rogers wrote and recorded her new album, “Don’t Forget Me,” over five days last winter. The songs came quickly and chronologically, as if she was writing “different scenes in a movie.” “I’ve been writing songs now for 15 years, and so I think...

Alaska House passes budget with roughly $2,275 payments to residents, bill goes to Senate

Apr. 11, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Thursday passed its version of the state operating budget that includes direct payments to residents of roughly $2,275 a person. That amount is expected to be a subject of negotiations in the waning weeks of the legislative session, with Senate leaders...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the Alaska and Wyoming Democratic presidential contests

Apr. 10, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will face Democratic voters this Saturday in a pair of nominating contests in Alaska and Wyoming that are unlikely to produce any surprises. In Wyoming, Democrats will award 13 delegates using a presidential preference vote held at caucuses in...

Jackpot claimed: What AP knows so far about the $1.3 billion Powerball win

Apr. 09, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Someone in Oregon has claimed the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot won last weekend, which is the eighth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Should the winner of Sunday's drawing forgo the rarely claimed option of a payout over 30 years, the lump-sum before taxes would be $621...

Students walk out of schools across Alaska to protest the governor's veto of education package

Apr. 04, 2024 21:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Students in Alaska's capital walked out of school Thursday and marched through the halls of the statehouse to protest Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's latest education veto and the Legislature's failure to override it. The walkout was part of a protest...

Boeing pays Alaska Airlines $160 million in compensation for the blowout of a panel during flight

Apr. 04, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

Alaska Airlines says Boeing has paid the carrier $160 million in “initial compensation” for a panel that blew out of an Alaska Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliner in January. The airline said Thursday that it expects additional compensation, the terms of which it said are confidential. ...

Lawsuit asks judge to disqualify ballot measure that seeks to repeal Alaska's ranked voting system

Apr. 03, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaska voters have filed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify a ballot measure that aims to repeal the state's open primary and ranked vote elections system, citing errors in the signature collection and approval process. The lawsuit, filed in state court...

West Coast whale population recovers 5 years after hundreds washed up ashore

Apr. 01, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal researchers indicate the gray whale population along the West Coast is showing signs of recovery five years after hundreds washed up dead on beaches from Alaska to Mexico. The increase in population numbers comes after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...