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Taiwanese woman may face hefty bill for US plane birth

...if that is where the child first arrives, even if born in international air space, said Susan Morgan, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Social Services.The incident has garnered widespread attention in Taiwan, even rising to the level...
WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger was born in August 1944 in Wilmington, California. It died about 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. It was 71 years old.
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four same-sex marriage lawsuits similar to Alaska's Hamby v. Parnell, the state will ask the 9th U.S.
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - Twice a year, Marcus Dodge assigns a worker to don disposable coveralls and a respirator for a trip to a downtown Fairbanks parking garage to clean up deposits from a non-native species.
Man accused of killing parents with ax

...have law enforcement officers."That's a reality of living in rural Alaska," said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, on Friday.While people in the Lower 48 might complain about law officers taking 15...
Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park in the winter."There are all sorts of reasons a bear might be out now," said Cathie Harms, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. "Poor den site choice, an older bear, a hungry bear, a sick bear...
Highway to Valdez could reopen Wed.

...trans-Alaska pipeline by Wednesday afternoon, nearly two weeks after avalanches cut off highway access.A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation said Tuesday that road crews are nearing completion of snow removal from the last blockage...
LeConte is stable, but still in danger

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Juneau resident Brandi Reynoldson put her truck with three-quarters of her household goods on the state ferry LeConte, bound for Sitka.
State eyes highway restrictions

State officials are considering restricting traffic on the Dalton Highway through the Alaska interior to protect the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and North Slope oil facilities from terrorist attacks.
Group petitions states to add oceans to list of 'impaired' waterways

A conservation organization has requested that Alaska and six other states add two bodies of water to their list of impaired waterways: the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.


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