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Police seize meth from couple exiting Alaska ferry

KETCHIKAN - A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska.

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Moda: Extending policies creates divided pool

JUNEAU - It doesn't make sense for Moda Health to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.
Becky Bohrer

Soldotna man dies after pinned under 4-wheeler

ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers say a 63-year-old Soldotna man died after he was pinned under a 4-wheeler on a rough trail in the Ninilchik area.

Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan said he doesn't support raising the federal minimum wage but backs a state initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

The state of Alaska is seeking to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest Service on Prince of Wales Island.

Man arrested after high-speed highway chase

North Pole police say they pursued a man whose speed reached 120 mph before he drove into a ditch and was arrested.

Update: Port of Anchorage shifts focus to modernization

ANCHORAGE - The Port of Anchorage is turning its focus from expansion to modernization. Corrosion caused by bacteria, silt and salty water covers lower sections of the hollow steel posts beneath the wharf at the port.

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

JUNEAU - BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.
Becky Bohrer

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

ANCHORAGE - Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil June 1.

New Anchorage surveys to look at commuting habits

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage transportation planners are hoping two surveys this month will give them a better idea of transportation habits among drivers and bus commuters.

Young announces plans for 3 House debates, forums

U.S. Rep. Don Young has agreed to participate in three debates and forums in the lead-up to the November general election.
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