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UA to undergo sexual violence complaint review

Federal officials plan to visit four University of Alaska campuses next month to review how they are handling sexual violence complaints.

EPA extends decision-making on mining proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take more time to review comments on a proposal that would restrict large-scale mining near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery.

Denali road open to private vehicles at season end

Visitors can now drive their private vehicles into Denali National Park and Preserve, weather permitting.

Engine sounds heard before plane crash

JUNEAU - Two witnesses on the ground described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard.
Becky Bohrer

Interior Alaska hay harvest dampened by wet summer

FAIRBANKS — Hay farmers in Alaska's interior are frustrated that their plentiful crops have been dampened by record-breaking rainfall, providing few opportunities for harvesting. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that it's...

Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

ANCHORAGE - It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.
RACHEL D'ORO

Tribal canoe journey likely to take 1-year hiatus

A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.

Lawsuit: Lt. Gov. erred in campaign action

ANCHORAGE - A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell erred in issuing an emergency order that ultimately allowed two gubernatorial campaigns to merge. The lawsuit filed in Anchorage Wednesday challenges...
RACHEL D'ORO

Proposal to raise state minimum wage debated

FAIRBANKS - A ballot measure that would raise Alaska's minimum wage may sound good to voters but is "an infringement upon liberty," an economics professor said in debating the merits of the proposal.
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