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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.

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.