New title for area named for confederate officer

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker has made official Alaska's intent to change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.Walker sent a letter...
Peggie Joan Ward

...regardless of the weather! Peggie and Bob were very active in local and state politics. They knew many of Alaska's elected officials personally and enjoyed entertaining in their home. Peggie became an excellent cook and prepared beautiful and elegant meals...
Militants attack Egyptian troops

...despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along...former member of parliament, security officials said.The Brotherhood responded by calling...least six military checkpoints, security officials said. The militants also took soldiers...
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North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials suspect that a man who became sick after skinning a hare...identified human cases of the virus this year.Fish and Game officials advise Alaska residents to protect themselves by keeping...
University of Alaska Southeast director won't take job

SITKA - According to University of Alaska Southeast officials, the newly named director of the Sitka campus will no longer be taking the position. The news comes a little less than a week...
Transit dream faces fiscal reality

...a circulator transit system enabling visitors to travel easily beyond South Franklin Street. Nearly 30 years later, city officials are considering reviving the circulator, if it isn't too expensive.Speaking to an audience of about 30 people in City...
Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

...C. - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.A hospital spokeswoman...
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Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments

...been made. But a U.S. official told the AP the rest of the...core of nuclear arms.The official said that technical problems...appeared to confirm the U.S. official's description of the isolation.But officials said over the weekend they...
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Venus nears Serena showdown

...Court 3, and wrapped up at about 9 p.m., by which point it was much cooler than earlier. The Met Office, Britain's official weather service, said the temperature reached 35.7 degrees Celsius (about 96 degrees Fahrenheit) at its closest observation...
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Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune

...the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims are encouraged to give charity and help the needy.The prince, who does not hold an official government position, built his wealth through seed money from his father and smart investments. Kingdom Holding owns stakes...
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