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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.

Researchers seek funding for buoy providing vital wave data in the Bering Sea

Researchers seek funding for buoy providing vital wave data in the Bering SeaFunding is set to expire at the end of this season, which means the buoy is in need of a home and money to keep it operating.

North slope ravens force researcher to go incognito

North slope ravens force researcher to go incognitoSome biologists hang from ropes to study birds. Many rise painfully early in the morning. Stacia Backensto disguised herself as a man.

Petersburg man indicted for explosives

Petersburg man indicted for explosivesA grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Mark Weaver of Petersburg for possession of unregistered explosives.

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record access

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record accessGov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview — the state’s online criminal records database — of any charge that did not result in a conviction.

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015Shell filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

Alaska Mayors group rallies against pot

Alaska Mayors group rallies against potThe Alaska Conference of Mayors has come out against a ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.