JUNEAU (AP) — Some Juneau-area residents have filed paperwork seeking to qualify for the local ballot proposed limits on cruise ships in Alaska's capital city.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials.

JUNEAU (AP) — The state Department of Administration does not plan to move ahead with proposals to close six Division of Motor Vehicles offices in Alaska, the acting commissioner said.

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ANCHORAGE — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

WASHINGTON — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Anchorage Assembly has extended into June a local COVID-19 emergency declaration, approving a shorter extension than Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson requested, with some Assembly members indicating this latest extension, the city's eighth, could be the last.

ANCHORAGE — A preliminary report from the federal agency investigating the fatal helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people, including the richest man in the Czech Republic, sheds little light on the cause.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Some Alaska agencies that work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are expecting large budgets cut that may go into effect when the fiscal year begins on July 1.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The acting mayor of Anchorage has asked the Assembly to extend through mid-July an emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered Hilcorp Alaska to replace a 7-mile (11-kilometer) undersea pipeline after a helicopter pilot spotted a natural gas leak bubbling to the surface last week.

JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Gov. Mike Dunleavy in ruling that the state constitution requires legislators to decide on gubernatorial appointments in a joint session.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska judge has ruled that attorneys must be allowed visits with clients in state Department of Corrections facilities, regardless of the inmates' vaccination status.

Back when the North Slope was pumping 2 million barrels of crude a day at its peak in 1988, and even for years after, oil provided upward of 90% of state general fund revenues in good years. But that was then, and now oil generates maybe 25% of the state’s unrestricted dollars.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two candidates on opposite ends of the political spectrum were leading the race to become the mayor of Alaska's largest city, but it wasn't yet clear if any of the 15 candidates would emerge with enough votes to avoid a runoff election.

JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court is considering whether Gov. Mike Dunleavy improperly kept in place appointments to boards, commissions and his Cabinet after lawmakers failed to meet to consider the appointments.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage officials said a new five-unit condo development built on a busy street near downtown represents an urban planning experiment that could ease the city's housing shortage.

ANCHORAGE — Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America's tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday.

BETHEL (AP) — The Bethel City Council in Alaska has voted to hire an independent investigator to review the city's response to allegations of sexual assault in this hub community in southwest Alaska.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska community of St. Paul has issued an emergency stay-at-home ordinance after its first case of the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Anchorage School District will implement weekly coronavirus tests for high school hockey players after at least 64 students tested positive for the virus or were told to quarantine because they were a close contact to someone who had the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The mother and brother of a man who was shot and killed by three Anchorage police officers in 2019 have filed a civil lawsuit this week that asks for $20 million from the municipality, the involved officers and other municipal employees.

KENAI (AP) — A road project designed to alleviate congestion on the Sterling Highway near the community of Cooper Landing will include widening lanes this summer while work continues on cultural preservation of an Indigenous tribal site.

ANCHORAGE — A helicopter carrying guides and guests on a heli-skiing excursion north of Anchorage slammed into a mountain and then rolled downhill hundreds of feet, killing the pilot and four of the five passengers, officials said Monday.

JUNEAU (AP) — The State of Alaska and several other groups have filed to defend the Tongass National Forest's exemption from a rule that limits development on federal land.

ANCHORAGE — A contracted helicopter carrying guides and guests from a lodge on a heli-skiing trip in Alaska's backcountry crashed, killing the pilot and four others, authorities said.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska had 22,300 fewer jobs last month than it did in February 2020, the state labor department reported Friday, citing an ongoing economic toll from the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUNEAU — Alaska's state health department is floating the idea of providing coronavirus vaccinations to travelers at the state's busiest airports with the summer tourism and fishing seasons looming.

NEW ORLEANS — Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states.

A trade group representing most of the world's cruise lines is pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow ships to start sailing again from American ports by early July, calling the U.S. cruise ban "outdated."

JUNEAU — Attorney General Treg Taylor's confirmation hearing before a state Senate committee Wednesday focused heavily on Alaska's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading topic for the committee chair whose criticism of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's approach prompted Dunleavy to temporarily with…

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska-based telecommunications firm GCI plans to move its customer call center to the Philippines, which a spokesperson said will lower wait times for callers and provide around-the-clock service.

WASHINGTON — The White House is withdrawing its planned nomination of Elizabeth Klein to become deputy secretary at the Interior Department amid opposition from Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Legislators started the session in January amid a shortage of revenues and debate whether the state could even afford a dividend this fall unless it exceeded its annual limited draw from the Permanent Fund. Significantly higher oil prices and more than $1 billion from this month’s federal pa…

JUNEAU — Regulators amid much fanfare in early 2020 approved two cannabis lounges in Alaska, making it one of the few states where customers would be allowed to use marijuana at retail pot shops.

KENAI (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $130,000 settlement with an Alaska construction company after allegations that the firm violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by having a disposal well.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A plan by the governor of Alaska to close six Department of Motor Vehicles offices has been met with resistance from the state Legislature.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The U.S. House has passed a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act that includes a pilot program that would expand tribal law enforcement in five Alaska Native villages.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up two days of contentious talks in Alaska on Friday after trading sharp and unusually public barbs over vastly different views of each other and the world in their first face-to-face meeting since President Joe Biden took office.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that permits from an Alaska Native corporation are required for members of the public to do anything but drive the Klutina Lake Road that provides access to fishing and hunting areas near Copper Center.