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Layovers vital to Yukon Quest mushers, dogs

Layovers vital to Yukon Quest mushers, dogsAfter Yukon Quest mushers arrive in Dawson City, they drive their teams head across the Yukon River to a public campground, where handlers build elaborate camps for the dogs.

Sullivan stands with House on DHS funding

Sullivan stands with House on DHS fundingWhen it comes to Homeland Security funding, Sullivan says Democrats shouldn’t support Obama’s immigration policies.

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stay

Ketchikan opposes state’s motion for a stayThe state has filed for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court pending the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.

No longer in crisis, Sitka Community Hospital status still ‘urgent’

No longer in crisis, Sitka Community Hospital status still ‘urgent’Sitka Community Hospital has a new CEO, a new CFO; about a million dollars on hand; and no plans to ask for more money from the city.

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease sale

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease saleFederal regulators are suggesting that Shell’s disputed oil leases in the Chukchi Sea be left intact.

Juneau man “critical” after Mendenhall Valley assault

Juneau Police have charged a 48-year-old man with assault for allegedly beating another man so severely that he had to be medevaced to a hospital outside the city.

Three weeks, no flights: Diomede residents stranded without mail, food deliveries

Three weeks, no flights: Diomede residents stranded without mail, food deliveriesThe only aircraft flying to one of Alaska’s most remote communities has been down for maintenance for nearly three weeks.

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuit

In rare appearance before legislature, Walker announces plans for Point Thomson lawsuitThe last time a sitting governor spoke directly before a committee was in 2007, when Sarah Palin testified on an ethics bill.

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budget

Haines Police faces serious shortfall in state budgetThe Haines Borough Police Department and dispatch services could face a dramatic funding loss under Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget.

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence

Chief Justice stresses need for rural presence Chief Justice Dana Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s funding in her annual speech to the Legislature on Wednesday.