Public defender appointed as Bethel judge

ANCHORAGE — An assistant public defender has been appointed to the District Court bench in Bethel.

The governor’s office says Nathaniel Peters will be Bethel’s newest District Court judge.

Peters worked as a Superior Court clerk and deputy magistrate in Palmer before taking a job with the public defender’s office in Palmer from 2003 to 2006.

He quit to work in civil law in Ireland and returned to Alaska in 2008 to work as a public defender in Palmer.

The governor’s office says he earned a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and law degree from Ohio Northern University.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:26

Alaska Senate leader: Passing a Permanent Fund bill critical

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he will consider this session a success if lawmakers pass the state operating and infrastructure budgets and a bill that allows for structured draws from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:06

Fairbanks man accused of setting occupied vehicle on fire

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers say they have arrested a Fairbanks man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire while people were inside the car.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:24

Two Alaska highways reopen after weekend snow closures

Two northern Alaska highways closed by heavy snowfall reopened Monday.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:02

Biologists begin moose count pilot study in Anchorage

ACNHORAGE — Alaska wildlife officials have begun a study to learn more about Anchorage’s urban moose population and the most efficient way to count the animals in the metropolitan area.

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