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  • Money

    Volkswagon reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:03

    A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much $10,000 under a $14.7 billion legal settlement stemming from its emissions-cheating scandal. The person said Monday that the deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back roughly 475,000 polluting Volkswagen vehicles with […]

  • Money

    US stocks, British pound fall further

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:25

    Stocks are closing broadly lower in the U.S. as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The British pound fell further on Monday as traders expected the British economy to suffer because of the “leave” vote. Also Monday Standard & Poor’s stripped the country of its top-shelf […]

  • Alaska News

    Police release name of Florida man killed in Hoonah crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 8:57

    Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Florida man killed last week in a traffic crash on a southeast Alaska island. Troopers say 23-year-old Jeffery Turner of Tampa Bay died in the crash in Hoonah. A Juneau man, 24-year-old Dylan Wiard, was injured in the crash. Hoonah police just before 5:30 a.m. Friday […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Judge denies attempt to prolong Medicaid legislation

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 20:27

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A state judge has denied an attempt to prolong litigation challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to unilaterally expand Medicaid. The Friday action stems from a lawsuit filed by the Alaska Legislative Council against Walker last summer. The case was dismissed by a state court judge in March. The Alaska House subsequently […]

  • Alaska News

    Company applies to be Juneau’s first pot-testing laboratory

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 18:28

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau company has applied to be the first marijuana testing business in Alaska’s capital. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/28WfumQ) reports Southeast Alaska Laboratories LLC has applied for a city conditional use permit and a state marijuana establishment license. Glacier Analytics, another potential testing lab, plans to turn in permitting paperwork next […]

  • Alaska News

    Norway-flagged tanker runs aground on Alaska’s Nunivak Island

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 15:38

    A nearly 600-foot chemical tanker ran aground on an Alaska island in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard says there were no signs of pollution or injury to the 24-member crew after it hit Nunivak Island on Friday morning. The ship is carrying 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly […]

  • National

    Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 10:06

    After a short hop from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia, 55 teams are on their way to Ketchikan, Alaska as part of the second Race to Alaska. The Peninsula Daily News reports that 58 teams left Port Townsend on Thursday morning in the qualifying leg of the race. Teams that made it to Victoria […]

  • Crime

    North Pole man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 8:01

    A 42-year-old North Pole resident suspected of shooting an Anchorage man to death last year at a North Pole home has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Matthew Burton Davis entered the plea Thursday in Fairbanks Superior Court in the death of 34-year-old John Adam Chilcote. Chilcote was staying with a […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker picks Natural Resources commissioner

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 16:51

    Gov. Bill Walker has picked an attorney with oil and gas experience as his new commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Walker on Thursday announced the appointment of Andy Mack. He replaces Mark Myers, who retired in February. Marty Rutherford has been working as acting commissioner. She is retiring June 30 but was named […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Boulder dislodged over Seward Highway near Potter Marsh

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 13:40

    Alaska road crews have dislodged a massive boulder that was poised to come crashing down on a highway busy with summer travelers. The Thursday morning work followed a rock slide that pushed the van-sized rock to a precipice over the Seward Highway near Potter Marsh, south of Anchorage. The Seward Highway is the only road […]

  • Military

    Coast Guard to boost security at Kodiak base

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 12:55

    The Coast Guard base in Kodiak is beefing up its security with a new system that will affect the military installation’s civilian visitors. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that all vendors, contractors and anyone seeking a day pass at the base will need to register through the new security system starting Sept. 1. Chief Warrant Officer […]

  • Military

    Coast Guard exchanges halt sales of ‘assault-style’ guns

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 11:34

    Coast Guard exchange stores that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” guns. The chief operating officer for Coast Guard exchanges, John Riley, says the stores define assault-style weapons as semi-automatic guns with magazines that with a capacity of at least 20 rounds. In Alaska, the decision applies to exchange stores in Kodiak and Ketchikan. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel nonprofits ordered to pay sales taxes

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 9:06

    The city of Bethel will soon begin requiring nonprofit organizations to pay sales taxes after a 15-year delay in enforcing the change. KYUK-AM reports that city officials sent a letter to Bethel businesses this month saying nonprofits are not exempt from sales taxes. Any business not paying taxes will be held liable starting Aug. 1. The […]

  • US/World

    Census: Asians remain fastest-growing racial group in US

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 21:32

    The Census Bureau says Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. And the nation’s white population is showing the slowest growth. The Asian population in the U.S. grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with international migration responsible for the majority of the growth. There are now 21 million Asians […]

  • Alaska Politics

    PFD exec: Market may make dividend bill too optimistic

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 10:18

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – State government officials might be too optimistic about the market when planning to use money from the Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay for state government. That’s what the chief executive officer of the corporation that manages the Alaska Permanent Fund told both the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner […]

  • Alaska News

    Ketchikan assembly votes against federal pot rules

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 8:15

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has approved changes to local marijuana zoning rules, with members voting in favor of an ordinance more in line with state law than federal regulations. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the assembly approved an amendment Monday that removes a requirement for marijuana cultivators to follow stricter federal transportation laws when […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks could be a step closer to opening sober center

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 7:55

    A tribal nonprofit organization has been awarded a $49,000 grant to support efforts by the city of Fairbanks to open up a sober center for severely intoxicated people. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority announced the grant Monday for the Tanana Chiefs Conference. The money will be used to conduct a […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested after trying to kiss sleeping teen during flight to Anchorage

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 6:15

    A spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport says a flight was diverted to the Seattle area Tuesday after a man allegedly tried to kiss a girl next to him. Perry Cooper says Port of Seattle police arrested the 23-year-old California man for investigation of fourth-degree assault when the plane diverted to Sea-Tac Tuesday afternoon. Cooper says […]

  • Crime

    Police arrest suspect in East Anchorage credit union robbery

    by Associated Press on Jun 21, 13:41

    Anchorage police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a credit union on the city’s east side. Police say 41-year-old Ian Pagel on Tuesday was arrested and transported to the FBI, which will take over the case. Police just before 10:30 a.m. responded to calls regarding a robbery at Denali Federal Credit Union inside a […]

  • Crime

    Alaska man on snowmobile arrested on first day of summer

    by Associated Press on Jun 21, 8:49

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 42-year-old Nikiski man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after driving a snowmobile on the first day of summer. Alaska State Troopers took a call of a disturbance Monday between two men in the Kenai Peninsula community. Troopers say a man drove a snowmobile to […]