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JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Ginny Hacker Eiseman had spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in southeast Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday on a … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

Alaska News: Anchorage, Group Sentenced for Roles in Anchorage Mail Theft Ring

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that six Anchorage residents have been sentenced for their roles in a local mail theft ring.  The two lead defendants were sentenced this week, and were the last of six defendants to be sentenced in this case. Sara James, 31, was sentenced yesterday to serve 42 months … Continue reading Alaska News: Anchorage, Group Sentenced for Roles in Anchorage Mail Theft Ring

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US says no softening in stand as envoy heads to North Korea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The State Department pushed back Thursday against suggestions the Trump administration has softened its stance on North Korea as the top U.S. diplomat traveled to Pyongyang for crucial nuclear talks and the president reiterated his belief that Kim Jong Un is sincere about changing his country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US says no softening in stand as envoy heads to North Korea

Alaska News: North Pole Man, Eric Whitebread Convicted of Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

Fairbanks, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that on June 20, 2018, a federal jury in Fairbanks convicted Eric Whitebread, 42, of two counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography. The jury found Whitebread guilty after a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline … Continue reading Alaska News: North Pole Man, Eric Whitebread Convicted of Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

Alaska News: Alaska Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day

Anchorage, AK – Alaska Governor Bill Walker Friday ordered that U.S. and Alaska state flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  The Governor’s order follows a directive from the White House lowering all U.S. Flags to half-staff. “Donna and I ask that Alaskans around the state pause to honor members … Continue reading Alaska News: Alaska Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day

Alaska News: 30th Legislative Session Sends Alaska Forward & Gravels Out

JUNEAU, AK – The 30th Alaska Legislature adjourned for the final time early Sunday morning, after passing priority legislation and a budget approving $4.8 billion for government services and capital projects. Lawmakers agreed with many legislative and spending priorities proposed by Governor Bill Walker in December, passing the Governor’s most important legislative goals focused on … Continue reading Alaska News: 30th Legislative Session Sends Alaska Forward & Gravels Out

Alaska News: Legislature Sends Bill Strengthening Ethics Rules, Limiting Per Diem to Governor’s Desk

JUNEAU, AK – The Alaska Legislature on Friday evening finalized legislation that strengthens conflict of interest rules and makes it so lawmakers will not receive per diem after 121 days in legislative session unless an operating budget has passed. That aspect of House Bill 44 is similar to one of Governor Bill Walker’s legislative proposals.  … Continue reading Alaska News: Legislature Sends Bill Strengthening Ethics Rules, Limiting Per Diem to Governor’s Desk

Alaska News: Alaska Receives Federal Designation To Combat Drug Trafficking

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced today that Alaska will receive new funding to combat drug trafficking. The judicial districts of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau have officially been designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), so Alaska will get more resources and flexibility to coordinate state, federal, local, and tribal … Continue reading Alaska News: Alaska Receives Federal Designation To Combat Drug Trafficking