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Alaska governor: Work with Murkowski endures after Trump nod

Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he doesn’t see his acceptance of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement as hurting his relationship with the state’s senior U.S. Senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict...

Judge sides with attorney who alleged wrongful firing

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press JUNEAU — A U.S. judge sided Thursday with an attorney who alleged she was wrongly fired by the state of Alaska over political opinions expressed on a personal blog....

How Alaska’s unique new election system works

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections....

State lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press JUNEAU — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers...

Homer Chamber welcomes new membership director

Julianne Turner has joined the Homer Chamber of Commerce as the new membership director. Turner earned her master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in business management from California Baptist University. Before...

Volcano erupts in Pacific, West Coast under tsunami advisory

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. Tsunami advisories were...

Former permanent fund official claims firing was politically motivated

ANCHORAGE — The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy, a Republican seeking reelection, denied any involvement in...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Denali park road

The National Park Service is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a sprawling park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly...

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