US government shuts down as Congress fails to pass spending bill

US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration

Both of Alaska's U.S. senators voted in favor of the the short-term spending bill that would have prevented a government shutdown, and both of them expressed frustration with the outcome of Friday night's heated debate and eventual defeat of the measure.

A proposal for the largest sale in Anchorage's history gains some traction, but it's not a done deal yet.

The August primary and November election are already issues in Juneau even though the filing deadline isn't for months.

Oil, the pipeline, hardwork and a shaved head

Ramp agents charged with massive theft of computers headed for Alaska schools

Mayor Berkowitz, challenger Rebecca Logan, focus on Anchorage crime in upcoming mayoral election

HIGHLIGHTS: Uaa Men take down Simon Fraser

Members of Chilkoot tribe want sales of "counterfeit Native art" to stop

ASD speaks on increased marijuana-related suspensions

December unemployment rate is highest in 5 years

Influenza reported in every area of the state

5 simple ways to lose weight without spending a dime

Winter cold grips the state over the weekend.

Tanaina Child Development Center reopens in permanent location

Optimistic about the future, Gov. Walker gives his State of the State address

Rescued beluga whale calf will not be released into the wild

Troopers see K9 teams increase, resulting in thousands of dollars in drugs seized

State ferry Taku sold to Dubai based company

WATCH: Governor's 2018 State of the State Address

UAA women's basketball remains undefeated in GNAC play

Mayor says borough residents aren't complying with burn bans

UAA men's basketball snaps four game losing streak

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

New project aims to ease midtown congestion

UPDATE: 1 arrested, 1 still on the loose in Eagle River home invasion

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

President Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

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