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Wasilla helicopter pilot helping firefighters dies in crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The fatality was the first related to Alaska...

Alaska man gets 32 months for threatening to kill senators

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who threatened to assassinate both of Alaska’s U.S. senators in a series of profane messages left at their congressional offices was sentenced Friday to 32...

Trump-backed Alaska hopeful officially files for Senate run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, on Monday officially filed to run as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the race against the...

Trump endorses Palin in bid for Alaska's sole House seat

By MARK THIESSEN Associated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin picked up a prized endorsement from former President Donald Trump in her bid to fill the remainder of the...

Brent Sass maintains lead as Iditarod reaches Bering Sea ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Brent Sass continued to lead the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, but he must hold off the defending champion as mushers have reached the Bering Sea sea...

Sass maintains lead in Iditarod, picks up cash, fish swag

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Musher Brent Sass is maintaining his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and was the first to arrive at the checkpoint in Kaltag early Saturday.Kaltag is 629...

Iditarod musher Sass reaches halfway point 1st

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher originally from Minnesota is the first to reach the halfway point of this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Brent Sass, who now calls Eureka, Alaska, home, pulled...

NTSB issues safety recommendations after Alaska midair crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency tasked with investigating plane crashes is recommending that all pilots be required to communicate their positions on a designated radio frequency when entering and exiting areas...

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