Carl Leedom, 27, was sentenced Monday to more than a half-century in prison for killing acquaintance Harvey "Charlie" Albright over a stolen backpack filled with cash.
Jerzy Shedlock
Citing a “significantly underfunded” budget for the new fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has told Medicaid providers they won’t be seeing the usual rate increases for inflation.
Laurel Andrews
State officials on Monday called on Alaska construction companies to ensure they have proper equipment and systems in place for excavation work, following the death of an Anchorage man in a trench collapse this month.
Tegan Hanlon
Thirty-eight-year-old Benjamin Macmurray was arrested June 19 on a warrant for two counts of attempted murder and first-degree misconduct involving a weapon. He was accused earlier in June of shooting at another driver on a back road in Tok and pursuing when that driver fled.
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A state-owned corporation on Monday responded to a Wasilla legislator who criticized it for sponsoring a fundraising golf tournament during business hours as Alaska confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.
Nathaniel Herz
A new study finds that Anchorage moose have greater genetic diversity than do moose on the Kenai Peninsula, and that the two populations have very different genetic structures. ScienceYereth Rosen
The seminar began after the deadly 2012 event raised questions about race safety. SportsMatt Tunseth
The Matanuka-Susitna Borough just knocked $2 million more off the asking price for the M/V Susitna, the borough's ill-fated ferry that never made it into Cook Inlet service and now doesn't even run. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
The 52-year-old outlasted a field of 815 players to win a coveted gold bracelet at poker's most prestigious event.SportsDoyle Woody

News & Politics

Alaska, other states sue EPA over controversial water rule

Alaska and at least 15 other states are taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court over the agency's controversial "waters of the United States" regulation. Erica Martinson

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Adventure

Big Alaska rainbows often overlooked amid salmon swarm

World-class trout fishing can be found in the same Alaska rivers where anglers seek salmon, and rainbows can succumb to dry flies. Decisions, decisions. Matt Tunseth

Arctic

Nunavut community revives eiderdown business

Villagers collect down in the traditional style, pulling it from birds' nests. They hope to use it to make parkas and duvets to sell to buyers farther south.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Nation/World

  • President Barack Obama will announce Monday night a rule change that makes millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to a person with knowledge of the proposal.

  • An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people.

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As Arctic ice continues to diminish in the summer months, shipping companies and other countries are increasingly taking advantage of available routes through the region. Can the U.S. catch up?
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