UPDATE: Eagle River wildfire 100 percent contained, likely human caused

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: The Eagle River wildfire is now at 23 acres and is 30 percent active, according to Division of Forestry spokeswoman, Sarah Saarloos.


More sunshine and high fire danger for the holiday weekend.


A fire at a duplex closed down part of downtown today just before noon.



Construction delays shouldn’t be too much of a problem on Alaska’s roads this holiday weekend, but patrol officers will be out in force. That includes on the well-traveled Seward Highway, where the Girdwood Alaska State Trooper post is scheduled to close at the end of the month.


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Dead body in Ship Creek last week identified at Dennis Haroldsen, 45, police say


Another blast of summer before summer even begins!


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Kenai group searches for solutions to peninsula's growing heroin problem


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The cost of overtime lawmaking in Alaska

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* This clock shows the estimated cost of overtime lawmaking this year by the Alaska Legislature. Lawmakers have long since passed the voter-approved 90-day limit to the regular legislative session, and now a special session that can last up to a month is under way. The costs of overtime pale in comparison to state government's $4.1 billion budget deficit. But expenses are adding up. Legislators and some staffers get a daily stipend, nonpartisan staff are working weeks longer than planned, and temporary space is being rented while the Capitol is renovated. $535,690 of receipts have been submitted to the Legislative Affairs Agency as of late May. Data provided by the agency suggests daily costs from now on will be roughly $26,475.

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