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Alaska lawmaker and six others die when two planes collide midair

A midair collision of two planes in Alaska killed seven people, including a state lawmaker, on Friday.State Rep. Gary Knopp, a Republican, was flying solo in a plane that crashed with another aircraft carrying six people including four who were on a group trip from South Carolina, a guide from Kansas and a local pilot,…

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Alaska GOP rep among 7 killed when 2 planes collide midair

August 1, 2020 | 1:36am | Updated August 1, 2020 | 2:08am An Alaska state lawmaker and six others were killed when two small planes collided in midair about 150 miles southwest of Anchorage on Friday, authorities said. Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, a member of the state House of Representatives, was piloting one of the…

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Alaska Bar sidesteps contentious Dershowitz keynote choice

Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press Tuesday Jul 21, 2020 at 10:07 PM Jul 21, 2020 at 10:08 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ” Just days after the announcement that famed trial attorney Alan Dershowitz would be the keynote speaker sparked a controversy among its members, the Alaska Bar Association has canceled this year’s annual conference.The board cited several concerns for canceling, most importantly the rising number…

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Alaska Bar sidesteps contentious Dershowitz keynote choice

Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press Tuesday Jul 21, 2020 at 10:07 PM Jul 21, 2020 at 10:08 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ” Just days after the announcement that famed trial attorney Alan Dershowitz would be the keynote speaker sparked a controversy among its members, the Alaska Bar Association has canceled this year’s annual conference.The board cited several concerns for canceling, most importantly the rising number…

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Alaska judge declines to block virus aid to businesses

By BECKY BOHRER – Associated Press Friday, July 10, 2020 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A state court judge Friday denied a Juneau man’s request to block distribution of federal coronavirus relief aid under expanded rules proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration.Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg ruled Eric Forrer had not shown a “clear probability of…

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You Will soon be able to ride into the edge of space from Alaska at a Balloon

Home / It’s Viral / You may soon be able to ride to the edge of space from Alaska in a Balloon A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere.Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific…

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Alaska tourist town plans aid to locals hit by virus fallout

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An old Gold Rush community in southeast Alaska that has built its economy around summer cruise ship tourism plans to use some of its share of federal coronavirus relief aid to help residents pay their bills in a move that a city official said could help save Skagway.The city, with an…

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Alaska Airlines adds new mileage boosts for loyal customers

By Lori A. May, Special to the SeattlePI Published 3:55 pm PDT, Monday, June 1, 2020 In a completely new move for the airline, Alaska Airlines announced Monday the addition of three new promotions for mileage earners. These latest additions to Alaska’s award-winning Mileage Plan rewards loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and…

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Alaska checking results from coronavirus testing machines

Alaska checking results from coronavirus testing machines ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s public health labs are checking results from rapid COVID-19 testing machines amid concerns about their accuracy.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has 113 testing machines to confirm suspected coronavirus cases, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.The machines made by Abbott and…

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Alaska April job numbers down sharply amid virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had 42,200 fewer jobs in April than a year earlier as coronavirus fears shut down or disrupted businesses at a time when many traditionally would start adding jobs for the summer, the state labor department reported Friday.As restrictions ease, some of the jobs will return, but many seasonal jobs won’t…