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ANCHORAGE - In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02am

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - A new commander is taking over as the leader of Army soldiers in the Pacific. Gen. Robert Brown succeeds Gen. Vincent Brooks as the commander of U.S. Army Pacific. Brooks is becoming the new commander of U.S. Forces Korea.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02am

ANCHORAGE - A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02am

SITKA - Sitka officials have voted to uphold the city assessor's figure on the taxable value of a home that was destroyed by a deadly landslide last summer.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02am

The Alaska House has voted to prohibit probation officers from searching the homes of Alaskans under electronic monitoring as a result of criminal charges or convictions.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02am

A bill that would have required local school districts to approve sex education courses in Alaska schools has failed by a single vote in the Alaska House.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:04pm

The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike on the state's most profitable mining operations. House Bill 253 is one of several measures proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to address the state's $4 billion annual deficit.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:27pm

After a veto threat from Gov. Bill Walker, lawmakers have changed their plans for a new office building in Anchorage. On Monday evening, members of the joint House-Senate Legislative Council voted 12-1 to offer $12.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:05am

HONOLULU - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:05am

A controversial bill that would require school-board approval of sex education classes for Alaska students is headed back to the state House for a floor vote.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:05am


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