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JUNEAU, Alaska | Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall. The independent is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young. Young, who has held the seat for 45 years, is expected to win his Aug. 21 … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

JUNEAU, Alaska | Russian immigrant seeks Democratic nod for Alaska House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mom, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter and on … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Russian immigrant seeks Democratic nod for Alaska House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

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’

JUNEAU, Alaska | Coast Guard: All 11 rescued from crashed plane in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said. A Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen said. “This could have been … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Coast Guard: All 11 rescued from crashed plane in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska | Ex-Sen. Begich faces angst in 3-way Alaska governor’s race

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state’s largest city, but his campaign for governor has some worried he’s playing spoiler in the race and could hand control of The Last Frontier to Republicans. The worries over an expected three-way race highlight … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Ex-Sen. Begich faces angst in 3-way Alaska governor’s race

JUNEAU, Alaska | Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska, said Friday that it … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project