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US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police.“Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which...

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floydbeing pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer...

Lei's Poke Stop opens in Wasilla

WASILLA — Tasha Kahele and her family have been busy keeping up with customers lining up at the door since they opened the latest addition to their chain of Hawaiian restaurants in downtown...

EXPLAINER: The complexities in Alaska’s budget proposal

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement on a spending package that would keep state government running and allocate federal recovery aid dollars.But the proposal ties strings to funding...

Rep. Geran Tarr: The $525 PFD is a type of systemic racism

East Anchorage Democrat Rep. Geran Tarr unloaded on Facebook about the possible $525 Permanent Fund dividend the Conference Committee of the Legislature has threatened. She doesn’t like being held hostage, and she says it’s...

Alaska lawmakers reach tentative deal on budget, dividend

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday on a state spending package that includes an estimated $1,100 dividend for residents this year. But the check size could be cut...

Conference Committee sets PFD check at either $525 or $1,100, as dividend becomes a bargaining chip for budget

The Alaska Legislature’s Conference Committee unveiled the Permanent Fund dividend for this year: It will be either $525, or $1,100, depending on whether the House and Senate can get enough votes to access the...

Alaska budget negotiators hope to reach tentative deal soon

Whether that happens remains to be seen. The six-member conference committee, comprised of House and Senate negotiators, met Saturday and has scheduled a meeting for Sunday morning.Outstanding issues included decisions on spending federal...

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