Decomposed body found on beach at popular Anchorage park

A body was found Friday washed up on a beach in Kincaid Park, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

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Thousands of state workers face pink slips Monday

Legislature's budget gridlock threatens many state services

With no budget agreement in sight, nearly 10,000 notices of potential layoffs are scheduled to go out to state employees on Monday.

State lawmakers struggle to reach budget compromise

The Alaska House adjourned for the evening Thursday without passing an operating budget. Members had hoped to finalize a budget and send it to the Senate before going home.

House Finance restores funds in state budget dependent on reserves

The House Finance Committee introduced a new version of the state operating budget Wednesday morning, adding back funds for education and union agreements -- contingent on use of the state’s rainy-day fund.

Alaska National Guard welcomes new comander

Alaska National Guard welcomes new comander

In a two-hour gathering that included a spiritual cleansing ceremony, new Adjutant General Laurie Hummel officially took command of the embattled Alaska National Guard promising a dedication to high standards.

Alaskans grill legislators over budget gridlock

Dozens testified on the new version of a still-proposed operating budget

Anchorage food truck pushing for liquor license

Anchorage food truck pushing for liquor license

A popular food truck at the edge of Downtown is pushing the boundary of what's allowed under city regulations, trying to get the right to serve alcohol along with food

Legislators defy governor start own special session

Legislators defy governor, start own special session

A few weeks into a special session, with nothing accomplished, Alaska lawmakers on Thursday gave up on Gov. Bill Walker's special session and called one of their own instead

Shell Arctic plans progress amid environmental challenges

Shell Arctic plans progress amid environmental challenges

The latest attempt by environmentalists to prevent Arctic drilling by oil giant Royal Dutch Cell centers around potential impacts on walrus, a claim the corporation bats away

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Berkowitz transition team: Halcro, CIRI official, union leader

A little over a month since losing his bid for mayor, Andrew Halcro was named a co-chair of Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz's transition team.

Parents of slain woman upset with changes to proposed Alaska law

The parents of a slain Anchorage 20-year-old who support a law related to teaching children about sexual abuse and assault say they are upset with a legislator's efforts to add what they say are unrelated provisions to the bill. 

Pataki: 'I am candidate for president of US'

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