Alaska Chief Justice Craig Stowers

Chief justice: Court system cuts ‘will have direct, negative effect’

Andrew Kitchenman
- “My friends, do not be afraid: Fear is the mind-killer," Chief Justice Craig Stowers told the legislature.

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Media wait at a checkpoint about 4 miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Ore., as the sun rises on Thursday. The FBI had surrounded the last four protesters holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon and were waiting for them to surrender. (Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images)

Final Occupier Refusing To Leave Oregon Wildlife Refuge

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Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have surrendered, according to one man — David Fry — who is refusing to give himself up to the FBI.

A simulation shows gravitational waves coming from two black holes as they spiral in together. - S. Ossokine , A. Buonanno (MPI for Gravitational Physics)/W. Benger (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH)

In Milestone, Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves As Black Holes Collide

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A U.S.-led team says it has seen waves in space-time from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.

Chris Christie makes a midday stop at T-Bones Great American Eatery in Derry, N.H., as he canvasses for votes on Tuesday. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH)

Chris Christie To Drop Out Of Republican Race For President

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The New Jersey governor may simply have missed his window by declining to run in 2012. Christie threw everything at getting traction in Iowa and New Hampshire but fell short in both.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as former President Bill Clinton smiles at a presidential primary campaign rally in Hooksett, N.H. (Elise Amendola/AP)

New Hampshire Primary: 5 Things That Explain The Results

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Hillary Clinton’s big problems: She’s not winning women, and voters still don’t trust her. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s support is broad and deep.

More Alaska News

Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

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A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers say Kenneth Burchfield of Hollis about 1 a.m. broke into a secured yard at the Inter-Island…

Icebreaker, Alaska village funds in Obama proposed budget

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President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget includes funding for construction of a new polar icebreaker and relocation costs for Alaska coastal communities threatened by erosion. But it faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

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Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Alaska and Oregon.

TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at Alaska’s airports

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The Transportation Security Administration says it’s having difficulty filling the open positions at more than a dozen airports across Alaska. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that several factors have been attributed to the TSA’s hiring challenges, including the rural locations…

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.