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“Partial ruling” against state in Alaska Native language ballot case

“Partial ruling” against state in Alaska Native language ballot caseA federal district court judge has sided with plaintiffs who say the state is not doing enough to help non-English-speaking voters.

Not my town! ‘Grizzly Trade’ ambles through places, personalities of SE

Not my town! ‘Grizzly Trade’ ambles through places, personalities of SEIt’s got a Vietnam vet with a big heart and anger management problems, a small-town newspaper reporter, and a hippie radio station.

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemption

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemptionAlaska Natives and American Indians have to apply for a lifetime exemption from the healthcare law and the federal government is mishandling many of those applications.

Aleutians risk assessment unveils spill prevention plan

Aleutians risk assessment unveils spill prevention planThe plan for a new oil spill prevention and response system in the Aleutians is finally finished after years of shipping safety advocate warnings.

Politifact rates Begich ad “Pants on Fire”

Politifact rates Begich ad “Pants on Fire”Politifact rated an ad blaming Begich's opponent for a sentencing error that freed a sex offender later charged in a double homicide as “Pants on Fire."

Walker, Mallott form Unity Ticket to oppose Parnell

Walker, Mallott form Unity Ticket to oppose ParnellThey’re calling their combined campaign the Alaska First Unity ticket.

UA President Pat Gamble asks regents to review retention incentive

UA President Pat Gamble asks regents to review retention incentiveUniversity of Alaska President Pat Gamble has requested the Board of Regents review a $320,000 retention incentive the board approved for him in June.

Begich campaigns removes controversial ‘crime scene’ ad

The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich has taken down a controversial TV ad entitled “crime scene” that began airing Friday.

Alaska Democrats support independent candidate for Governor

Alaska Democrats support independent candidate for GovernorThe Central Committee of the Alaska Democratic Party voted to support an Independent party ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor comprised of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.

Coast Guard icebreaker launches, lands first Arctic drone

Coast Guard icebreaker launches, lands first Arctic droneThe U.S. Coast Guard has launched and successfully landed an unmanned aircraft—popularly known as a drone—from an ice breaker trawling the Arctic Ocean.