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Study: federal spending flattening in Alaska
A new study released by the University of Alaska has found that federal spending in Alaska is no longer growing. The study, released by the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, states that total federal spending in Alaska declined from $11.2 billion in 2009 to $10.9 billion in 2010. Without stimulus money passed by President Obama — a total of $2.3 billion in 2009 and 2010 — ...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Copper Center roadhouse burns down
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The owner of a historic roadhouse that was destroyed in a weekend fire suspects bad wiring was to blame and says the lodge's oiled logs fueled the flames. The Copper Center Lodge, located off the Old Richardson Highway in Copper Center, burned early Sunday. It was on the National Register of Historic Places. Owner Tom Huddleston told the Anchorage Daily News the building is a total loss. "It was a...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ketchikan man sentenced to 36 years for murder
KETCHIKAN (AP) — A 19-year-old Ketchikan man convicted of second-degree murder and evidence tampering has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. Devin Rossiter was charged with the murder of 45-year-old Nick Stachelrodt, who confronted Rossiter on March 12, 2011, as the younger man rifled a car belonging to Stachelrodt's father outside a home they shared. Rossiter had been drinking and had knocked on doors asking p...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Southeast communities protest redrawn district boundaries
JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Redistricting Board's latest attempt at redrawing the state's political boundaries has drawn opposition. The state Supreme Court must decide whether to approve the plan, or send it back to the board for another try. The candidate filing deadline is June 1. Earlier this month, the court ordered the board to redraw southeast Alaska districts, working off the second plan the board devised. Th...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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EPA: Mining could affect water, fish
JUNEAU (AP) — The possible failure of a dam holding waste from a large-scale mine near the headwaters of one of the world’s premier salmon fisheries in Alaska could wipe out or degrade rivers and streams in the region for decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a draft watershed assessment released Friday. EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said there was a fairly low risk of that occurri...
May 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Homer crash, murder charge is filed
HOMER (AP) — Nearly two years after a fatal traffic crash that killed a Washington, D.C., college student on the Sterling Highway outside Homer, Alaska State Troopers arrested a Kenai man and charged him with second-degree murder. Alfred C. Jones, 48, was charged last week in the 2010 Memorial Day Weekend death of Kathleen Benz, 25, a Georgetown University student visiting the state for a wedding. Alaska State Tro...
May 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter - May 18
Thursday, May 10 • A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced three crew members from the Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris 80 miles north of Cold Bay.  They fishing vessel crewmembers were reportedly exposed to an ammonia leak on the vessel. They were taken to Cold Bay, then transferred to Anchorage in a Kodiak-based Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane. • Coast Guard Station...
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Text message invites Trooper to illegal liquor deal
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two women face possible charges after authorities say a text message seeking the illegal purchase of alcohol was errantly sent to an Alaska State Trooper. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters tells KTUU-TV an off-duty trooper in Bethel began getting text messages from an unknown number just after midnight Wednesday. The trooper, Mike Ingram, responded to the texts and arranged a meeting. Authorities ...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cook Inlet oil tracts auctioned in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska auctioned off 44 Cook Inlet tracts for oil and natural gas development Wednesday, but no takers were found for a simultaneous auction on Alaska Peninsula leases. “This year what you’re seeing is three primary players — Apache, Hilcorp and Cook Inlet Energy — and basically doing some fill-in work around some of their existing lease,” said state Division of Oil and Gas director Bill Barron. “...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI asks Alaskans' help as it seeks Coast Guard murder weapon
The FBI has not been able to locate the weapon used in last month’s Coast Guard murders, and it is turning to the public for help. On Tuesday afternoon the Anchorage FBI and U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service announced they are looking for information about the transfer of specific guns connected to the April 12 double homicide the Coast Guard communication station. Investigators are looking for information fr...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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