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Alaska Democrats, Republicans form coalition Senate majority

Nov. 25, 2022 22:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state Senate will have a coalition of Democrats and Republicans serving as a majority caucus next January, officials announced. Friday. The coalition will include nine Democrats and eight Republicans, leaving three members of the 20-seat chamber...

Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home

Nov. 23, 2022 01:24 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters in Alaska got an unusual request for assistance last weekend from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, but it wasn't your mundane cat-stuck-in-a-tree situation. “They were looking for some help getting a moose out of a basement,” said Capt. Josh...

Candidate eligibility lawsuit tossed on procedural grounds

Nov. 18, 2022 20:40 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday dismissed as “procedurally flawed” a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat. The lawsuit filed late last month alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet...

Anchorage Zen Community seeks awareness sitting in silence

Nov. 07, 2022 12:00 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For more than three decades, members of the Anchorage Zen Community have gathered in unusual venues -- from a busy strip mall to a converted garage -- with the same intention: simply to sit and meditate in silence. Nomadic no more, they have found...

Bill Sheffield, former Alaska governor, dies at age 94

Nov. 04, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Sheffield, a former Alaska governor whose term in office was roiled by an impeachment proceeding, has died. He was 94. A statement provided by friends of Sheffield said he died Friday at his home in Anchorage. John Pugh, a friend who was...

In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of Powerball envy

Nov. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Loretta Williams lives in Alabama but drove to Georgia to buy a lottery ticket for a chance at winning the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. She was one of many Alabama ticket-buyers flooding across state lines Thursday. The largest lottery prize in U.S....

Suit challenges eligibility of Alaska legislative candidate

Nov. 01, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit filed in state court is challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat. The lawsuit filed Monday alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet residency requirements on the date she filed to run for...

Alaska asylum seekers are Indigenous Siberians from Russia

Oct. 23, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Russian Indigenous Siberians were so scared of having to fight the war in Ukraine, they chanced everything to take a small boat across the treacherous Bering Sea to reach American soil, Alaska’s senior U.S. senator said after talking with the two. The...

Alaska governor candidate faces sexual harassment lawsuit

Oct. 22, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Alaska faces accusations he sexually harassed a former assistant while he was a borough mayor. The lawsuit filed Friday accuses Charlie Pierce of “constant unwanted physical touching, sexual remarks, and sexual...

Alaska Natives fete their 1st Congress member, Mary Peltola

Oct. 20, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress, received a hero’s welcome Thursday when the Democrat gave the keynote address at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. Those attending the largest annual gathering...