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Southeast Alaska population on slight upswing

An economic report shows a slight population growth in southeast Alaska in 2013.

State files complaint over Medicaid system

State files complaint over Medicaid systemThe state has filed an administrative complaint alleging unfair or deceptive practices by the vendor it hired to implement a new Medicaid payment system.

Judge rules in voting rights case

A federal judge has ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English.

Haines fisherman rescued after vessel sinks

Woody Paul, 25, was at the helm of the 36-foot Kyra Dawn when it began taking on water about a mile offshore from William Henry Bay.

One-man PAC to target four House races

One-man PAC to target four House racesIt’s not unheard of for wealthy individuals to get involved in ballot measure fights.

Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferries

Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferriesIt’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.

Regents nix tuition hike for University of Alaska

The University of Alaska Board of Regents gave thumbs down to a proposal to boost tuition by 4 percent.

Man accused of shooting black bear in closed area

Man accused of shooting black bear in closed areaA 42-year-old Douglas man has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly shooting a black bear as it rummaged through trash in his yard.

Mott to lead Alaska Guard response team

Brigadier General Jon K. Mott will lead a team charged with implementing recommendations for restoring confidence in the leadership and structure of the Alaska National Guard.

Panel completes review of standard used to set refinery-pollution cleanup level

Panel completes review of standard used to set refinery-pollution cleanup levelA panel of experts wrapped up two days of meetings Thursday in Fairbanks that will help the state Department of Environmental Conservation determine the appropriate cleanup level for contamination of North Pole’s groundwater caused by chemicals leaking from the refinery now owned by Flint Hills Resources.