The Alaska Senate has voted to accept a budget proposal that, without the support of House Democrats, could leave state government partially funded.
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Former state lawmaker and current president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska John Binkley said the industry expects a 3 percent increase in cruise passengers in Alaska this year, for about 1 million total.
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In recent days, residents of the tiny Interior community of Alatna have been without potable water after a fire damaged their water treatment facility. Governor Bill Walker declared a state disaster for the village Sunday.  
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Two Thai nationals from Bangkok, Prao Ruang and Tong Phiti, were rescued after they became lost in the dark near the West Glacier Trail's rock peninsula, Alaska State Troopers said.
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The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would authorize financing for a gas project to serve Interior Alaska, without including additional financing authority for other energy projects, as the House version had.
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The Aces' 15 opponents will be more than in any of their previous 12 seasons in the ECHL, and they will twice travel as far away as the Eastern Time Zone.SportsDoyle Woody
A book that revisits the life of a beloved Alaska sea captain claims Vladimir Putin came to Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, years before his rise to prominence as a political force in Russia. A Russian expert says he's not convinced.  FeaturesAlex DeMarban
Can you fire employees who use your company name and logo while trashing their supervisor on social media? Plus handling harassment and managing Generation Z.BusinessLynne Curry
Even in Bush Alaska, high schoolers get fancy for the prom. The logistics are a little different -- tuxes have to be flown in from Anchorage, there are no limos here -- but the experience is much the same as the rest of the U.S.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer

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Heli-ski operator tapped to assist in rescue of injured Valdez snowmachiner

A seriously injured snowmachiner was rescued from mountainous terrain in Thompson Pass on Saturday by a backcountry heli-ski service helicopter and medics from the Valdez Fire Department.Alaska Dispatch News

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Where grayling are ginormous

Whopping, bottom-feeding grayling are not the bright, pretty fish that come from Denali Highway streams. They tend toward gunmetal gray with dull, pinkish spots on the dorsal fin. However, anytime you can catch a grayling over a pound and a half, it is a beautiful fish.John Schandelmeier


Pink Martini, Jake Shimabukuro among popular shows returning to Anchorage

The Anchorage Concert Association will bring up some of the best-selling acts from previous years for the 2015-16 season, announced on April 27, including Pink Martini, Jake Shimabukuro, the Capitol Steps and the musical “Mamma Mia.” Mike Dunham


  • With the words “black lives matter” projected in capital letters on the walls, mourners at a Baptist church here Monday filed past the open coffin of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old whose death from a spinal cord injury while in police custody set off protests that turned violent during the weekend.

  • International aid agencies and governments mobilized Sunday to respond to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, saying they faced challenges in getting assistance to the country and distributing it amid the widespread devastation there.

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Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short. 
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