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Alaska governor reverses course on controversial budget cuts

20 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs.

Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska

20 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state’s most populous region.

Alaska's hottest month portends transformation into 'unfrozen state'

09 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska July 2019 now stands as Alaska’s hottest month on record, the latest benchmark in a long-term warming trend with ominous repercussions ranging from rapidly vanishing summer sea ice and melting glaciers to raging wildfires and deadly chaos for marine life.

Alaska lawsuit seeks to block Trump road deal through refuge

08 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE Environmentalists on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging a new Trump Administration plan to build a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska.

Alaska labour deal reached to end 10-day ferry strike

03 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska officials and the union for striking boat workers have reached a deal to end a walkout that has shut down the state's ferry system for 10 days at the peak of the summer tourist season, the parties said on Friday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Tentative deal reached to end Alaska ferry boat strike -federal mediator

02 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug 2 The union for striking Alaska ferry boat workers and state officials have reached a tentative deal to end a nine-day-old walkout that shut down the state Marine Highway System at the peak of summer tourist season, federal mediators said on Friday.

Alaska boaters likely killed by falling glacier ice, officials say

02 Aug 2019

ANCHORAGE The bodies of three boaters from Europe who died in an Alaska lake were surrounded by frozen debris, a sign that the victims were killed by ice that fell from the melting glacier that feeds the lake, officials in the city of Valdez said on Thursday.

Alaska natives accuse White House of hiding Arctic oil impact information

31 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Natives and environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, accusing it of concealing information about the effects of oil development in the long-protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Three tourists found dead in frigid waters of Alaskan lake

31 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Three tourists were found dead on Tuesday in a boating accident in the glacial waters of an Alaskan lake, famous for its spectacular views, police said.

Alaska ferry workers strike for 6th day contract talks break off

30 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A federal mediator on Monday suspended contract talks aimed at settling a strike that has shut down Alaska’s state ferry system at the peak of the tourist season, with services to more than 30 coastal communities halted for a sixth straight day.

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