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4 bears killed in Alaska campground reserved for homeless

Jul. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have killed four black bears in a campground recently reserved for people in Anchorage who are homeless after the city's largest shelter was closed. Employees from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday killed a sow and...

Bill Allen, key figure in Alaska corruption scandal, dies

Jul. 06, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Allen, a central figure in a corruption scandal that rocked Alaska politics, has died. He was 85. Allen's death was reported by Alaska media, citing a brief death announcement on the website for a Colorado funeral home, which said Allen died on June 29. A...

Alaska Democratic Party official faces charges after stop

Jul. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party faces charges including driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test after a weekend traffic stop near Soldotna. Lindsay Kavanaugh of Anchorage was stopped for “moving violations” south of...

Campground seen as stopgap for unhoused people in Anchorage

Jun. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of people experiencing homelessness in Alaska's largest city will now camp at a city-owned site where bears recently tumbled through belongings, as a major local shelter closes. The Sullivan Arena, which provided shelter for hundreds of people...

Trump to rally for Palin, Dunleavy, Tshibaka in Alaska

Jun. 29, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the Alaska's only U.S. House seat. A statement from a Trump political action committee said the...

Helicopter pilot helping Alaska firefighters dies in crash

Jun. 27, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The fatality was the first related to Alaska wildfires in 22 years. The pilot was identified as Douglas...

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...