Category: Breaking

Should you have had earthquake damage insurance on your Southcentral Alaska home? Not necessarily.

Should you have had earthquake damage insurance on your Southcentral Alaska home? Not necessarily.

Homeowners around Southcentral Alaska are wondering about earthquake insurance after Friday’s magnitude . But earthquake coverage is expensive, it’s usually not included in homeowners insurance and can cost as much as the insurance itself. Not many people have it. An estimated 15 percent of homeowners statewide buy earthquake insurance, said […]

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Colleges step in as Canada’s marijuana industry faces labor shortage

Colleges step in as Canada’s marijuana industry faces labor shortage

Beleave Kannabis Corp. wants to grow more than just weed. The Ontario marijuana company aims to build an empire of plant scientists, regulatory experts and security personnel in a nascent industry with exploding demand. But there‘s a shortage of experienced staffers in Canada, which became the first industrialized country to […]

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Democrat who lost Fairbanks House election recount by a single vote plans challenge

Democrat who lost Fairbanks House election recount by a single vote plans challenge

JUNEAU — The Democrat who lost a recount by one vote in a contested Alaska House race said Wednesday she will challenge the results. Kathryn Dodge said she disagreed with decisions the Division of Elections made on some ballots and will file required paperwork with the Alaska Supreme Court. A […]

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Saudi-backed lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s D.C. hotel just after 2016 election

Saudi-backed lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s D.C. hotel just after 2016 election

Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel within a month of Trump’s election in 2016 – paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington […]

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Senators urge GM CEO to keep Ohio plant open but secure no commitment

Senators urge GM CEO to keep Ohio plant open but secure no commitment

WASHINGTON – Angry senators sought to convince General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday to save a car plant in Ohio, but failed to secure any commitment from her on the heels of GM’s announcement it is slashing 14,000 jobs nationwide. Barra told Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, R, and […]

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State bank would help solve Alaska’s fiscal problems, prepare for crises

State bank would help solve Alaska’s fiscal problems, prepare for crises

Many political leaders in Alaska falsely believe that state income taxes and cutting the Permanent Fund dividend are solutions to our fiscal policy problem. Understanding some of the basic principles and current problems in monetary policy identifies a state bank solution not being considered by the advocates of taking money […]

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Search underway for missing Marines following mishap involving two aircraft

Search underway for missing Marines following mishap involving two aircraft

U.S. Marines and Japanese authorities were searching early Thursday off the coast of Japan for missing Marines after a mishap between a fighter jet and plane used both for transporting troops and refueling, Marine officials said. The incident occurred after the planes took off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni […]

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Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns, Californians return to ruin

Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns, Californians return to ruin

MAGALIA, Calif. – What mattered most to Iva Shettlesworth, as she drove up the burned hill to the house where she had lived for the past decade, was her mother’s wedding ring. At the end of Chatham Court, she and her fiance picked through the ash on a chilly morning. […]

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Track Palin enters Anchorage halfway house after assault conviction

Track Palin enters Anchorage halfway house after assault conviction

The elder son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned himself in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody, following his conviction for assaulting his father. Track Palin talks with his lawyer, Patrick Bergt, before his change of plea hearing in Veterans Court at the […]

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Shopping for a gift for a hunter? Resist the camouflage lampshade.

Shopping for a gift for a hunter? Resist the camouflage lampshade.

A friend once gave me a ceramic frog as a thoughtful gift. I made the mistake of telling a family member how cute I thought it was. Word spread throughout the family. The message was clear, if not wrong: “If you don’t know what to get her for her birthday, […]

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