RACHEL D'ORO

State won't probe case of woman killed after leaving jail

ANCHORAGE - Alaska corrections officials are not investigating the circumstances leading to the death of a 21-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a car in Fairbanks shortly after her release from jail following her arrest for driving under the influence, a state spokesman said Tuesday. Read more

Search for missing plane continues

ANCHORAGE - A small plane that's missing in Alaska with four people on board was rented by a pilot described as a man who makes good decisions, the individual who handled the transaction said Thursday. Read more

Alaska town's new Inupiat name challenged in court

ANCHORAGE - On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation's northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple. Read more

Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans

ANCHORAGE - Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives in the state's two largest cities, state epidemiologist Joe McLaughlin said Tuesday. Read more

Group sues over lack of info in Alaska Railroad LNG project

ANCHORAGE - An environmental group filed a lawsuit Monday against the Federal Railroad Administration for failing to disclose the approval process for the Alaska Railroad's application for rail shipments of highly volatile liquefied natural gas. Read more

Accidental shootings kill, injure children

ANCHORAGE - A state trooper's young son died after he inadvertently shot himself with a gun he found in the house. A boy in a remote village died after he was shot by a gun mistaken for a toy. Read more

Leadership dispute to continue at Native meeting

ANCHORAGE — A leadership dispute is expected to be continued at a conference of the Association of Village Council Presidents... Read more

Alaskans bemoan sum of PFD

ANCHORAGE - Yes, you could call it free money. But that doesn't mean all Alaskans are happy about the $1,022 dividend checks nearly every resident will receive starting Thursday from the state's oil wealth fund. Read more

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