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Veterans Day observed in Juneau

Veterans Day observed in JuneauVeterans, and their family and friends honor those who've served

Measure to combat sexual assault would limit military commanders’ power

Measure to combat sexual assault would limit military commanders’ powerA group of U.S. senators, including Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, is pressing to strip military commanders of the authority to decide how to handle accusations of rape within their units.

Soaring Personnel Costs Threaten Readiness, Hagel Warns

Soaring Personnel Costs Threaten Readiness, Hagel WarnsHealth care and retirement costs that already account for a large part of the U.S. military's budget and are on a path to go even higher could leave the nation with "a military that's heavily compensated, but probably a force that's not capable and not ready," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tells NPR.

Alaska National Guard responds to allegations of sexual assault

Alaska National Guard responds to allegations of sexual assaultBrigadier General Mike Bridges, the Commander of the Alaska National Guard says there have been nearly more than two dozen alleged cases of sexual assault since 2009.

Safe Surrender for Infants law never used

A 2008 law that lets parents surrender newborn children at places like hospitals and fire stations, no questions asked, has never been used.

Alaska WWII Vets visit DC Memorial

Alaska WWII Vets visit DC MemorialMost of the 25 vets arrived at the Memorial wearing blue and yellow windbreakers, with “Alaska” emblazoned on the back.

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving CutterFans of the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis have been holding their collective breath all weekend, hoping there might be a way to prevent the scrapping of the ship in Mexico.

Storis to be junked

Storis to be junkedThe U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis will be towed to Mexico Friday and cut up for scrap metal.

Army claims responsibility for Stuart Creek 2 wildfire

Army claims responsibility for Stuart Creek 2 wildfireInvestigations conclude that artillery training caused the fire. As a result, the army will change its training procedures.

What Alaskans can expect from the shutdown

What Alaskans can expect from the shutdownWhile essential services will remain, Alaskans will notice some impacts from the federal government shutdown.