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Watchdog group takes aim at Alaska's stance on campaign signs on roads

ANCHORAGE: The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has filed a lawsuit in response to a recent crackdown of campaign signs. An independent expenditure group supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy and Alaska resident Eric...

 

Five ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said. But experts point out that ordinary computer...

 

DOT closes maintenance stations until next summer to cut costs

(AP) The Alaska Department of Transportation has closed four road maintenance stations and discontinued maintenance at a rural airport as part of a series of cuts brought on by a drastic reduction in the department's budget. This year, the Thompson...

 

Many Alaskans disappointed at dividend amount this year

Yes, you could call it free money. But that doesn't mean all Alaskans are happy about the $1,022 dividend checks nearly every resident will receive starting Thursday from the state's oil wealth fund....

 

Alaska Natives respond to plan for questions on 2020 census

(AP) Federal officials are considering changes to the 2020 census that would result in Alaska Natives being asked about their tribal affiliation and shareholder status with regional and village corporations. The proposal was met with concern by many...

 

Gasline to Nikiski project seeks public input on new reports

The public now has access to new reports detailing the work involved in creating Alaska's proposed liquefied natural gas project. Project managers submitted the resource reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last month. The reports are...

 

News briefs

Earthquake: 4.6 (AP) A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck southern Alaska last week. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit a week ago, Dec. 2, just after 2 a.m. and was centered about 48...

 

First Associated Press story on Exxon Valdez Oil Spill reprinted

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run...

 

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