Data suggests opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska down

Health 02/07/19, 18:24

Preliminary numbers released by the state indicate the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska fell between 2017 and 2018.Andy Jones, director of the state Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, told a Senate committee Thursday that this suggests ...

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

U.S. 12/01/18, 23:10

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an ...

Dunleavy taps Feige to be Alaska Natural Resources head

Business 11/14/18, 21:28

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.Dunleavy announced his selection of Corri Feige during a Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage in which he repeated ...

Alaska Native summit to bring fluent speakers together

U.S. 11/09/18, 17:16

An upcoming summit will bring together the last remaining speakers of three indigenous languages of Alaska, organizers said Friday.Nearly 70 speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian are expected to attend the three-day event in Juneau that begins Nov. 13, according ...

Davidson has long history of fighting for Native issues

Health 10/20/18, 09:46

Valerie Davidson, the state's new lieutenant governor and the first Alaska Native woman to hold higher office in Alaska, has fought for Alaska Native social issues for decades.Now 51, the Yup'ik from Southwest Alaska was an 18-year-old college student when ...

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Politics 10/20/18, 00:43

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid, shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.Alaska first lady Donna Walker, left, blows kisses to the crowd and ...

Resignation shakes up Alaska’s governor’s race

Politics 10/17/18, 01:35

In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond.Walker, who has been locked in a tough re-election ...

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

Politics 10/16/18, 20:15

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker.Mallott, in his resignation letter, said his decision was "compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a ...

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