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A family starring in the reality television series "Alaskan Bush People" faces multiple felony charges tied to falsely submitting applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, according to documents filed in Superior Court. 

 

Tegan Hanlon
The state of Alaska on Wednesday filed for en banc review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Hamby v. Parnell, hoping the full court will overturn a lower court's decision allowing same-sex marriage in the state.Suzanna Caldwell
A $23.8 million grant to boost the undergraduate study of biomedical research and health sciences by rural Alaska students will offer new education opportunities at 10 campuses across the state, the University of Alaska Fairbanks said. Alaska Dispatch News
The Anchorage Assembly approved an external audit of the troubled SAP software project Tuesday night while raising pointed questions about the project’s future. The Assembly also narrowly voted to ban metal palisade fences shorter than 7 feet. Devin Kelly
A day after he told Wasilla High School students that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family -- just days after a student there committed suicide -- Rep. Don Young was back in the Valley defending his statements, and adding a few more. Zaz Hollander
Alaska is either a national leader or laggard on job creation, based on newly released state and national employment data and how you choose to look at the numbers.Pat Forgey
A Russian radar installation with prefabricated modules on Wrangel Island has started operations, ITAR-TASS reported Tuesday, with a contractor presenting a symbolic key to the site.Alaska Dispatch News
Lean Alaska grown yak is available at local farmers markets, a non-gamey meat that has a lot of possibilities.Mike Dunham
No action was taken on proposed ordinances regulating ride-sharing services, although public comment was heard on a proposal to exempt Uber and others from most public regulations for commercial transportation. Sean Doogan

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