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Treadwell joins call to abolish IRS

Treadwell joins call to abolish IRSRepublican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell says the IRS should be abolished.

Alaska-based firefighters head south

Alaska-based firefighters head southMore than 100 firefighters and other personnel from Alaska are headed south to help battle wildfires in the western United States.

Glacier-like mass moves toward Dalton Highway

Glacier-like mass moves toward Dalton HighwayOfficials in Alaska are keeping an eye on a giant glacier-like mass of soil and rock that is moving down a mountain toward the Dalton Highway.

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, training

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, trainingThree Alaska museums have received more than $142,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbing

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbingThe state has spent nearly $70 million on transportation projects in Sitka over the last five years, and there’s more on the way.

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on plankton

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on planktonThey’re not recognizable like polar bears or whales. But phytoplankton are a key part of life in the Arctic -- and now, they're at the center of a new research effort to predict how the region will respond to climate change.

Hearing held to address Alaska inmate deaths

Hearing held to address Alaska inmate deathsA legislative hearing to address a recent string of Alaska inmate deaths has prompted a call for legislation to establish a third-party independent review of such deaths.

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violations

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violationsRep. Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, acknowledged that he mixed up his campaign contributions with his personal savings and failed to make accurate and timely disclosures.

Kerry names ex-Coast Guard boss special rep to Arctic

Kerry names ex-Coast Guard boss special rep to ArcticSecretary of State John Kerry yesterday named former Coast Guard commandant Robert J. Papp Jr. as special representative to the Arctic.