According to police, the shooting happened around 1:04 p.m. at the 1300 block of West Northern Lights Boulevard. The person or people responsible for the shooting fled in a vehicle, but no descriptions of the suspects or the vehicle were immediately available.
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Three Alaska Democratic legislators attended the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., last December of the State Innovation Exchange, meant to be a counter-force to a conservative exchange that supplies lawmakers with bills pushed by business interests and lobbyists.
Nathaniel Herz
The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. 
Alex DeMarban
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. 
Tegan Hanlon
Far northern lakes have formed, filled and emptied for thousands of years, but this is the first time scientists have observed it with instruments. EnvironmentNed Rozell
Kenai radio reporter Catie Quinn is back on the job after six weeks off. Immigration officials in Alaska said her profession didn't fit her visa requirements, but the U.S. consulate back in Australia decided otherwise.Alaska NewsJerzy Shedlock
Among scores of bird and mammal species, there will be winners and losers as trees and shrubs expand northward and wildlife habitat transforms through the rest of the 21st century. WildlifeYereth Rosen
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.PoliticsNathaniel Herz

News & Politics

Fight over $30 million gas sale could yield lower energy bills

The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. Alex DeMarban

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Committee forms to tackle Arctic waterways safety

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Really, Rosemary

Rosemary McGuire has been an exchange student in Norway, attended Oxford, worked as a fish counter, commercial fisherman, research tech, tended bar in rural Alaska, shoveled snow, laid concrete, welded and taught English to immigrants. Plus, she's an expert canoeist and avid hiker. Oh, there's her well-received book of short stories.    Heather Lende