State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in past year

JUNEAU - About 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department.
Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

FAIRBANKS - Becky Zaverl is one of those rare people who...News-Miner her story.Zaverl, formerly Becky Roberts, was born and raised in Fairbanks...lengthy stay in Seattle, the Roberts' - Becky, her parents, and her younger brother...
In rare event, the remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Southeast

JUNEAU - Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska's southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.
University system takes steps to ready for shooting response

JUNEAU - Immediately after the shooting at an Oregon community college, students, faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage received an email.
The Alaska Club fundraises for Cancer Connection

...Alaska Club flier advertising the event.Becky Thomas, The Alaska Club's Group Fitness...year after that.""Special kudos go to Becky for organizing this fundraiser," Schmitz...Even though it says 'The Alaska Club,' Becky is the one trying to get it off the ground...
Runners race for homeless, Empire Cup

...49. Jennifer Thorsteinson, 33, edged Becky Bohrer, 37, by five seconds for the third...Jennifer Thorsteinson, 33, f, 25:5516 Becky Bohrer, 37, f, 26:0017 Guy Crockroft...167Age 35-39 - Kirk Thorsteinson 106, Becky Bohrer 209Age 30-34 - David Phillips...
Meeting offers promising future for women

...table. But he was mildly irritated when pressed about the recent addition of Lieberman and the San Antonio Spurs' hiring of Becky Hammon a year ago.In his mind - and in the mind of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who will be on the opposing bench Thursday...
Split decision in water reservation case

JUNEAU - A state agency delivered a split decision Wednesday for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in south-central Alaska.
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn't take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told state lawmakers on Monday.


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