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Anchorage TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

ANCHORAGE - A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

by MARK THIESSEN

Trial set for Kenai man charged with soldier scam

KENAI - A Superior Court judge in Kenai has set a trial date for a man who is charged with establishing a charity for overseas soldiers and keeping most of the donations for personal use. Frank Roach of Kenai is scheduled to begin trial...

Judge rules in Native voting rights case

JUNEAU - A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English for the upcoming election. U.S.
Becky Bohrer

Murkowski appears in ad supporting Sullivan

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is featured in a new ad from Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, calling him the partner she needs in Washington, D.C.
Becky Bohrer

J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

SEATTLE - Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.
DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP

Russian Roulette bullying blamed for shooting

FAIRBANKS — A 20-year-old Fairbanks man who claimed he shot two men because they were pressuring him to play Russian Roulette will serve 13 years for felony assault. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (...

Grant to address mental health concerns in schools

Juneau — The state department of education has received $9.1 million in federal grant funds to help address mental health issues in school-age children. The grant is set to run for five years, with $1.8 million...

Sterling farmer seeks to open organic store

KENAI - Musty warmth carries the sour odor of fresh manure inside Sackett Family Farms Organic Produce second greenhouse. The sharp smell is distracting.
KELLY SULLIVAN

Sullivan's parents donate to Rove-affiliated group

ANCHORAGE — A $300,000 donation to a political committee affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove came from the parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, not the financial institution that writes...

Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

FAIRBANKS - The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.

New totem poles set to be raised in Juneau

JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute is among sponsors of an upcoming ceremony to raise two totem poles carved for a building in the Indian village of Juneau. The totems are replacing original poles that had...
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