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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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Friday, July 31, 2015

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.
By RACHEL D'ORO

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...
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.

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.
By 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.
By 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 ...

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 ...

Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

ANCHORAGE - A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, ...
By RACHEL D'ORO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

The Tongass will be roadless once more. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle

ANCHORAGE - A new Anchorage hospital for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American ...

UA appoints new president

ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.

Cathay Pacific plane departs Aleutians after emergency landing

LOS ANGELES - A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles departed from a remote U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands late Wednesday morning, hours after making an emergency landing ...
By RACHEL D'ORO

Activists rappel off bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

PORTLAND - Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Thirteen protesters dangled ...
By STEVEN DUBOIS

Rising river threatens Glenn Highway

ANCHORAGE - Transportation officials are working to protect Glenn Highway from rising waters in the Matanuska River near Sutton.

Officials arrest 4 in Kodiak drug raid

KODIAK - Four people were arrested in Kodiak early Sunday after police said they found drugs and weapons in their homes.

Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded almost $7 million in grants to Alaska Native organizations pursuing housing projects. The news was announced Tuesday in a post in ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward a vote.
By Becky Bohrer

Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case

ANCHORAGE - A Fairbanks man convicted in 2013 of sexually abusing two young girls will have his case reviewed after the Alaska Court of Appeals determined the children's videotaped testimony did ...
By Dan Joling

Whale deaths remain mystery

ANCHORAGE - Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

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