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Petition against corruption needs 30,000 signatures to make 2016 ballot

Former state Republican representative and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Ray Metcalfe is leading the effort.

Tanana man to serve 30 days for assault of VSPO

Arvin Kangas entered his plea Monday for placing Sgt. Mark Haglin in fear of physical injury.

Anchorage schedules hearing on marijuana sales ban

An ordinance opting Alaska's largest city out of legal marijuana sales was introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Demboski, who wants to be Anchorage's next mayor.

900-gallon fuel spill reported in Kake

900-gallon fuel spill reported in KakeA year ago, the same facility leaked an estimated 55-hundred gallons of gas into the salt water after a fuel line broke at Kake Tribal’s dock.

Medicaid expansion could be months away in Alaska

Medicaid expansion could be months away in AlaskaIssues need to be worked out with a Medicaid eligibility system as well as with a Medicaid payment system that has been plagued by problems since going live in 2013.

Federal funding important to Southeast schools left out of budget

Secure Rural Schools paid $12 million last year to Alaska school districts, primarily in Southeast.

Man sentenced in Anchorage police dog stabbing

Prosecutor Daniel Shorey says the long sentence reflects the community's strong disapproval of the attack.

Sea lion’s severed head goes missing from Ketchikan pier

The Ketchikan Daily News reports the head had been dangling from the pier into the water so it could be examined after it was cleaned by ocean critters.

Mastodons long gone from the north

Mastodons long gone from the northA recent look at far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years earlier than researchers thought.

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficits

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficitsWhen lawmakers passed their budget this spring, they planned for a gap of $1.4 billion. The deficit for that same budget has now ballooned to $3.5 billion.