Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards said Friday the state was launching a new push to prosecute former Veco chief Bill Allen for sex crimes. But the U.S. Department of Justice must first sign off on the plan.
Nathaniel Herz
One person has been found dead after an Eagle River house went up in flames Friday night.
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A proposal from the landlords of the Legislature’s Anchorage office building says a purchase by the state could save millions of dollars, but a separate analysis by lawmakers’ nonpartisan support agency calls that “misleading."
Nathaniel Herz
House Bill 55 is sponsored by state Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, who said the bill was inspired by the Fairbanks Four case, although because they were technically not exonerated, they would not reap the benefits of the bill.
Megan Edge
A former Healy Lake Tribe chief and administrator was sentenced to three years' probation and 90 days' house arrest for embezzling federal and tribal funds between 2009 and 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
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Arctic sea ice was less extensive last month than in any January since satellite records begin in 1979 -- the result of unusual weather patterns in the region.ArcticYereth Rosen
The sunflowers, the cellos, the monarch butterflies -- they're all coming back to Kincaid Park on Sunday for Ski for Women, Alaska's biggest costume party.SportsBeth Bragg
By a narrow 4-3 vote and with the mayor breaking the tie, the Unalaska City Council last week took its first step towards banning local sales and commercial growing, testing, and manufacturing of marijuana products.Cannabis NorthJim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Kristen Bartecchi Rozell of Fairbanks opened a curious email a couple of months ago, and that's how she ended up power-hiking a race the top of the Empire State Building.SportsDoyle Woody

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No 'sour grapes,' says outgoing Alaska education commissioner

Outgoing Alaska education commissioner Mike Hanley said Friday he had professional disagreements with the state board of education. But he said that's not a "sour grapes statement."Becky Bohrer | Associated Press

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