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UA Fairbanks picks firm for power plant design

An Iowa-based engineering company has been picked to help design a new $245 million coal-fired power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

State spends $100K defending same-sex marriage lawsuit

The Alaska Dispatch News reports plaintiffs are seeking nearly $259,000 in legal fees from the state. If those fees are awarded, the cost to the state would total more than $360,000.

Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial race

Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial raceWalker grabbed a slim lead on election night, but the race was too close to call until thousands of absentee and questioned ballots were counted this week.

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp saleBP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year.

So far, southeast Alaska deer season going well

So far, southeast Alaska deer season going wellThe population of black-tailed deer in southeast Alaska appears to have rebounded from harsh winters years ago, and the hunting is going well.

4 critically injured in North Slope plane crash

4 critically injured in North Slope plane crashAlaska State Troopers say that four people were critically injured in a plane crash Sunday near the summit of Atigun Pass in the northern part of the state.

Update: Flood warning cancelled for Mendenhall Valley

Update: Flood warning cancelled for Mendenhall ValleyA release of water from a glacially dammed lake, or jökulhlaup, is the suspected cause of the flooding.

Yukon Quest purse in 2015 up from 2014

Yukon Quest purse in 2015 up from 2014The winnings in the 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be increased by more than $12,000 from the purse in this year's race.

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to Gamble

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to GambleThe president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Flood warnings issued for Skagway, Fairbanks streams

Taiya River and Goldstream Creek swell after heavy rain