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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

JUNEAU, Alaska  | Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

JUNEAU, Alaska  — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to make her mark. “That feeling … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska  | Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

JUNEAU, Alaska  | Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death

JUNEAU, Alaska  — An Alaska jury has convicted a former Arizona lawmaker of first-degree murder in the death of a man on a hunting and fishing trip. The jury in Juneau on Friday found Mark Desimone (dee-sih-MOHN) guilty in the 2016 death of Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales at a remote cabin site in southeast Alaska. … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska  | Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death

JUNEAU, Alaska | Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing

JUNEAU, Alaska | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A trial is set to begin this week for a former Arizona state lawmaker accused of killing a man on a hunting and fishing trip in Alaska. Prosecutors say Mark Desimone shot and killed Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales in May 2016 outside of Juneau after a day that … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing