Gov. Bill Walker has hired Craig Richards as an oil and gas consultant, less than a month after Richards resigned as Alaska's attorney general. Walker's office on Friday released the contract signed earlier this week.
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. The unemployment rate in 21 states is now significantly below the national figure of 4.
ANCHORAGE - A substantial rain began falling Friday over a wildfire near Alaska's largest city, giving firefighters a continued break in the weather as they work to protect threatened homes on either side of the blaze.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional.