Cmdr. Patrick Hilbert

Sunken tug Challenger to be raised and destroyed

Matt Miller
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.

National News

Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday. The quake's magnitude was 6.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP)

At Least Three Dead After Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

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Rescue efforts continue in the city of Tainan, where a magnitude 6.4 quake struck early Saturday. News services report two of the dead are a baby and an adult man. Some 120,000 are without power.

A worker is shown last month at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama Celebrates ‘Durable Economy’ As Unemployment Drops Below 5 Percent

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The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists’ expectations of 190,000 new jobs.

Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on search engines. (Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

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It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we’re losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, checks her cellphone after her address at a United Nations meeting in 2012. (Richard Drew/AP)

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: 5 Questions Answered

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Clinton’s use of a private email server has become an issue in her presidential bid. Here’s what we know about the FBI’s investigation, whether she could be charged with a crime and what happens next.

More Alaska News

Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

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An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected areas.

Alaska House majority sets up hotline for budget ideas

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The Alaska House majority wants to hear your ideas on ways to address the state’s budget deficit and save the state money.

Alaska moves to prosecute witness in Ted Stevens trial

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Alaska’s attorney general is again asking the federal government for permission to prosecute the main witness in the corruption trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute

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Alaska State Troopers say they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders involved in a prolonged power struggle there.

Alaska judge to hear arguments in Medicaid expansion case

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A state court judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The case centers on whether the expansion population is a mandatory group for coverage under Medicaid…

Settlement up for approval in campaign violations case

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission will consider a settlement in a campaign disclosure violations case involving two independent political groups once linked to Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the agreement recommends a fine…

Walker administration submits supplemental request

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Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is requesting an additional $65.5 million in spending for the current fiscal year.

Senate resolution calls for a US constitutional convention

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An Alaska Senate committee is set to consider a resolution calling for a convention of the states to propose a countermand, or veto, amendment to the U.S. Constitution.