The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

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A thousand bucks for free is great but Alaskans had hoped for more

Nearly every Alaskan woke up $1,100 richer Thursday, thanks to this year's payout from the state's oil wealth investment fund. The distribution from the Alaska Permanent Fund is essentially free money for residents, who already don't pay a state...

 

Accidental shootings kill and injure children in Alaska

ANCHORAGE: A state trooper's young son died after he inadvertently shot himself with a gun he found in the house. A boy in a remote village died after he was shot by a gun mistaken for a toy. Another boy suffered a leg injury when his mother's gun...

 

Alaskans will get $2,072 each next month

Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit. But the industry's woes won't affect how much the state's oil investment account pays out to Alaskans even th...

 

Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents

ANCHORAGE-Scores of Alaska voters have received letters and emails that detail whether the recipients and people they know voted in recent elections. The messages from an elusive group calling itself the Alaska State Voter Program say the lists will...

 

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