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The U.S. has condemned any move by Crimea to split from Ukraine, saying that would violate international law. But Russia's parliament is vowing to support such a decision.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
Dr. Frank Jobe, an orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday.
JUNEAU — Borough mayors want to ensure they have a say on terms that will affect local communities and be negotiated by the state in pursuit of a mega-liquefied natural gas project.
JUNEAU — The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow state backing on low-interest loans for students interested in college.
The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, would allow Alaska’s general obligation debt to be used as a tool in funding education loans.
“Our students are borrowing at a higher rate than they can achieve nationally,” Fairclough said.
Constitutionally, the debt can only be used currently for capital improvements and housing loans for veterans.
A statewide survey has found that most Alaskans don’t know what HB77 is — and that those who do, hate it.
HB77 is intended to make mining easier, but critics say it does so at the expense of the public’s ability to comment on mining permits.
The bill creates a faster permitting timeline in part by expanding the discretion of the Department of Natural Resources Commissioner and limiting who can challenge rulings by the commissioner.
That has fisheries advocates concerned.
The state’s project manager for Juneau Access — the proposed road north out of Juneau — is leaving the Department of Transportation, effective today.
An internal memo dated Feb. 10 stated that Gary Hogins, a 30-year veteran of the department, will be taking over the project from Mike Vigue, who accepted a position with the Federal Highway Administration in Juneau.
ANCHORAGE — An investigation of irregularities of the Alaska State Crime Lab led to the arrest of a former employee Thursday.
Stephen Palmer, 53, of Palmer, has been charged with scheme to defraud, drug misconduct and four counts of evidence tampering, state prosecutors said. He’s also charged with four misdemeanor counts of official misconduct.
Palmer was in the Anchorage Jail on Thursday night and online court documents did not indicate that he was represented by an attorney.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Homer man struck a patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway.
Troopers say Joseph Newton was pulled over in a Subaru Legacy in Homer Wednesday night. Troopers say the Subaru rolled back, striking the trooper’s Chevrolet Tahoe after Newton placed his vehicle in neutral without engaging the emergency brake.
No one was injured in the incident, although the Subaru sustained an estimated $500 in damages. Troopers say there is no apparent damage to the trooper’s SUV.
JUNEAU — A state senator says he doesn’t think access to contraception is a problem in Alaska.
In a floor speech, Republican Sen. Fred Dyson said he researched the issue after a colleague suggested the number of abortions could be reduced by improving access to contraception.
The issue of the state providing expanded family planning services has arisen during discussion on a bill that would further define when the state would pay for abortions under Medicaid.
FAIRBANKS — Scientists working with Poker Flat Research Range have successfully launched a NASA sounding rocket.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks says the rocket blasted off at 2:09 a.m. Monday and reached 200 miles above the village of Venetie (VEE’-neh-teye).
The rocket flew through an aurora and measured electrical particles and electrical fields changed by the aurora.
Lead scientist Marilia Samara of the San Antonio, Texas-based Southwest Research Institute says the rocket took four minutes to reach a spot above the aurora.
JUNEAU — The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a bill banning certain synthetic drugs even though the Wasilla City Council has rejected a similar ordinance.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Meyer, a Republican from Anchorage, would prohibit the sale of synthetic drugs which mimic certain stimulants and marijuana.
Meyer noted his bill mirrors closely an Anchorage municipal ordinance.
Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.
To stay competitive, Europeans need cheaper natural gas but they also need to be less dependent upon Russia. They're looking at fracking as a solution, but opponents have environmental concerns.
Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.
This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
In the beginning, this year's Iditarod was more about surviving treacherous conditions, but it has shifted to a chess match as the leaders reach Ruby. Whose moves will pay off biggest is anyone's guess.March 6, 2014
Jeff King was first to Ruby on Thursday in the 2014 Iditarod but Sonny Lindner was not far behind. The two leaders were joined by Martin Buser later Thursday night.
Racing in fourth place was Aliy Zirkle who had yet to reach Ruby by 9:00 p.m.
Buser and Zirkle have taken their 24-hour mandatory stop. King and Lindner – prior to reaching Ruby – had not.