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Dan Joling | The Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards and John Skidmore, director of the Law Department criminal division, speak at a news conference announcing the state will pursue prosecution of Anchorage businessman Bill Allen on Friday in Anchorage. Allen was a key witness in the trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Richards says revised federal law requires the U.S. Department of Justice, if requested, to either allow state prosecution of Allen on allegations of sexual abuse or reveal a reason why it can't, such as a plea deal made with federal prosecutors.

State moves to prosecute witness in Stevens trial

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's attorney general is again seeking an explanation from the U.S. Department of Justice on why it did not file child exploitation charges against a businessman who testified in the corruption trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

by Dan Joling

During 'fly-in' season, group makes its message plane

This time of year, the Alaska Legislature receives plenty of guests on "fly-in" receptions.
JAMES BROOKS

Alaskans urge lawmakers to not sink the Permanent Fund

In the three and a half hours it took to hear all the Alaskans offering public comments to the Alaska Legislature Thursday night, you could have watched the entire feature-length presentation of James Cameron's "Titanic.
JAMES BROOKS

Legislature works by the numbers

In the three weeks since the 29th Alaska Legislature convened its second session, lawmakers haven't just been working on the budget. In the 19 days since the Legislature convened, 105 bills have been introduced in the House and Senate.
JAMES BROOKS

ConocoPhillips absorbs $4.4B loss in 2015

ConocoPhillips' fiscal situation looks a lot like the state of Alaska's after the company posted a 2015 net loss of $4.4 billion in its year-end financial results released Feb. 4.
ELWOOD BREHMER

House majority opens anonymous phone tip line

The Alaska House Majority has unveiled a new way for Alaskans to offer their advice to the Legislature.
JAMES BROOKS

Person dies in single-vehicle Anchorage traffic crash

ANCHORAGE - A fatal car crash early Friday morning closed a busy Anchorage intersection. Police took a call on the single-vehicle crash at 3:30 a.m. and say one person died at Dimond Boulevard and C Street.

Report: Police acted properly in incident with autistic man

KODIAK - An independent investigation into a physical encounter between Kodiak police officers and an autistic man has determined that the three officers responded professionally.

Troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers said they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency...
RACHEL D'ORO

Hanley: No 'sour grapes' over resigning as education chief

JUNEAU - Outgoing state education commissioner Mike Hanley said Friday that he had some professional disagreements with the state board of education. But he said that's not a "sour grapes statement.
Becky Bohrer

SUV strikes parked patrol car; trooper suffers leg injury

PALMER - An Alaska State Trooper responding to a vehicle in a ditch in Palmer was injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into his parked patrol car. The trooper just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday was parked near Mile 12.5 Old Glenn...

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