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Courtesy of Jonathon Peterson
FILE - Fariah Peterson, 45, of Birmingham, Alabama, was the pilot of the Wings of Alaska Cessna 207 that crashed in July, 2015. She was the sole casualty of the incident.

NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff

JUNEAU - The small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems, according to a preliminary report on the incident.

by Becky Bohrer

Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

A measure to give Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast is advancing in the U.S. Senate.

Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage methadone clinic is turning people away as they wait for the state to send its grant award notice for the coming fiscal year.

Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation. Lt.

Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

JUNEAU - An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.

Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

ANCHORAGE - Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived.
RACHEL D'ORO

New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.

Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

Greenpeace USA must immediately get its activists out of the way of a vessel contracted to work in the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.
ELWOOD BREHMER

Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.
DANICA KIRKA

Doctor gets prison for Medicaid fraud

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage physician convicted of defrauding the government of Medicaid funding has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh was sentenced Wednesday for Medicaid fraud and tampering with...

UAS Fairbanks cuts $20M from budget

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. Some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation.

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