23-year-old pilot killed in plane crash near Houston, Troopers say

Someone driving nearby saw the plane go down on Hawk Lane, according to Ken Barkley, deputy director of emergency services for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

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'Out of the way!' Don Young's hallway cameo goes viral

With just a few seconds of footage, U.S. Rep. Don Young made a splash on social media today as CNN and others showed the longtime Alaska politician barreling through a crowd of officials and reporters.

Alaska Elections: New mayors, plus votes on marijuana & alcohol

Tuesday marked a busy Election Day around Alaska, with voters choosing new mayors in Fairbanks, Juneau and possibly the Mat-Su, banning marijuana businesses in Palmer and favoring a pot tax in Bethel. Here’s a look at the latest numbers from local elections around the state:

Shell CEO says low oil prices did not sink off-shore drilling in Alaska

The chief executive for Royal Dutch Shell said slumping oil prices are bound to rise again and weren't necessarily a factor in the company's decision to end off-shore drilling efforts in Alaska. 

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Budget cuts force 4 Alaska Marine Highway ferries out of service

State transportation officials plan to take four of Alaska's 11 ferries out of service next summer because of budget cuts.

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State could earn billions from TransCanada buyout, report says

While the cost of buying out TransCanada's share in the Alaska LNG Project is substantial, the state could stand to make billions as a part-owner of the gas-line, a report by consulting firm Black and Veatch has found.

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After first 100 days, Mayor Berkowitz reflects on his time in office so far

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has been in office for 100 days. Hear what he has to say about his accomplishments so far and what he plans for the future.

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Santa Claus runs for North Pole City Council

( KTUU - TV ) You'd better watch out; you'd better not cry. Before he's "coming to town," Santa Claus might be coming to the city council of North Pole! (Yes, this man's legal name is Santa Claus.)

Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee has endorsed a bill to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.

Mccarthy drops out of speaker race

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