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Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

Jul. 30, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. A ceremony marking the release of Worl's Raven Story stamp was held...

EXPLAINER: Will Alaska financing program ease eviction woes?

Jul. 30, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

Alaska judge upholds as valid new elections process

Jul. 30, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has upheld as valid a new voting process set to be in effect for next year's elections in Alaska. Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller, in a ruling Thursday, said Alaska “has the legal right to continue using the old system or...

Alaska governor agrees to delayed special session start

Jul. 29, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy delayed until Aug. 16 the start of the next special session, following a request by legislative leaders for more time. The special session had been set to begin on Monday. In a letter dated Wednesday,...

Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage

Jul. 29, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region, officials said Thursday. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was reported about 10:15 p.m....

Constitution bars Alaska attorney general case, judge says

Jul. 29, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit by Alaska's attorney general against the Legislative Affairs Agency is really an action by the governor against the Legislature that is barred by the Alaska Constitution, a state court judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Herman...

Judge hits tiebreaking single in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

Jul. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge went from being a late scratch to hitting a tiebreaking single in a two-run 10th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 3-1 on Wednesday night. Judge was taken out of the lineup about...

Alaska lawyer out of job after social media post inquiry

Jul. 28, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An assistant attorney general in Alaska identified by a news outlet as the person behind a social media account that posted racist and antisemitic comments no longer works for the state Department of Law, an agency spokesperson said. Grace Lee told...

Small Alaska town embraces state's 1st swimmer to win gold

Jul. 27, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Olympic buzz permeates an Alaska coastal community thousands of miles away from Japan and nearly a full day after Lydia Jacoby scored a major upset to bring home gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Games. Jacoby, a...

Alaska cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 27, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship's medical personnel and...