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'We must do better,' reasons behind Alaska's rape kit backlog

The Alaska Crime Lab is currently sitting on sexual assault kits that haven't been completed after a year and a half, and now lawmakers in Juneau are looking at ways to develop a plan to get them tested.

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House panel moves bill addressing municipal marijuana regs

A bill addressing how municipalities regulate marijuana businesses has moved out of a House committee.

New Group Launches Support Campaign for Oil Tax Reform

Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

A U.S. Energy Department advisory council says the U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future.

Dropped dog tags led to Fairbanks soldier's arrest in armed robberies

Fairbanks police investigating a recent armed robbery got a lucky break in the case when they found the suspect's military dog tags lying on the ground at the crime scene, charges say.

International Airport Road sees 2 extrication crashes overnight

International Airport Road sees 2 extrication crashes overnight

Anchorage police say two separate crashes along International Airport Road overnight Thursday involved vehicles traveling at right angles to each other, with medics having to remove people trapped in both wrecks.

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New evidence has revitalized the search for missing mother

A recent discovery has breathed new life into the search for Jael Hamblen, a 20-year-old mother who was last seen Oct. 11 near Trailside Loop in South Anchorage.

Ketchikan authorities release name of man killed in fire

Ketchikan fire authorities have identified a man killed in a residential fire as 60-year-old George Mather Jr.

AST busts woman, 2 inmates trying to smuggle drugs into Valley prison

Goose Creek inmate dies in Anchorage after suicide attempt

A Talkeetna inmate’s suicide at the Goose Creek Correctional Center is being investigated by Alaska State Troopers, with no indications of foul play found in his death.

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