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COVID-19 testing provider closing its public sites in Alaska

Jun. 16, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of Alaska's largest private COVID-19 testing providers plans to close its public testing sites in the state by the end of June. The decision by Capstone Clinic is mainly driven by financial considerations, Matt Jones, Capstone’s director of...

Small plane makes emergency landing near downtown Anchorage

Jun. 14, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a street near downtown Anchorage after it ran out of fuel, officials said. A Cessna 150 on a training flight was attempting to return to the city’s small plane airport when it made the landing in a commercial...

Challenges filed to Alaska lawmaker's reelection bid

Jun. 13, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Challenges have been made to Alaska Republican state Rep. David Eastman's reelection bid over his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers. Several people said they filed complaints related to a section of the state Constitution that prevents from...

Tundra fire slows, but still aiming at Alaska Native village

Jun. 11, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large fire burning in the tundra of southwest Alaska continued to move toward an Alaska Native village on Saturday, but fire managers said its pace had slowed. The East Fork fire, which was started by lightning May 31, remained about 5 miles (8...

Alaska high court reverses ruling that roiled House election

Jun. 11, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The special primary for Alaska's only U.S. House seat moved forward as planned Saturday following a tense legal fight over ballot access issues that had cast a shadow over the election. The legal drama was the latest twist in what has already been an...

Large tundra wildfire in southwest Alaska threatens villages

Jun. 10, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest documented wildfire burning through tundra in southwest Alaska was within miles of two Alaska Native villages, prompting officials Friday to urge residents to prepare for possible evacuation. This came a day after dozens of elders and residents...

Alaska House majority leader won't seek reelection

Jun. 09, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska House Majority Leader Chris Tuck said he will not seek reelection this year, citing a redistricting map that put him in House and Senate districts in which he would have run against friends and fellow Democratic lawmakers. Tuck had filed to run for an...

Winds push fire to within 8 miles of Alaska Native community

Jun. 09, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaskaa (AP) — High winds have pushed a wildfire to within miles of an Alaska Native village in western Alaska, officials said Thursday. No evacuation orders were issued for St. Mary’s though the East Fork Fire was within 8 miles (12.9 kilometers), the U.S. Bureau of...

Average home sale price in Alaska rose 8.9% in 2021

Jun. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The average home sale price in Alaska rose 8.9% last year, driven by high demand and low inventory, according to a state report. The average home price was a record $388,648 in 2021, the report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

Alaska Senate minority leader doesn't plan to run this year

Jun. 02, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ten Alaska state lawmakers do not plan to seek reelection this year, and eight others are running for other offices. Fifty-nine of the Legislature's 60 seats are up for election. Those who do not plan to seek reelection include Republican...