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Alaska House Republicans remove Eastman from caucus

Alaska House Republicans have removed Rep. David Eastman from their caucus, the minority leader said Friday, citing tensions with the Wasilla Republican that have...

Alaska man gets 32 months for threatening to kill senators

ANCHORAGE — A rural Alaska man who threatened to assassinate both of Alaska's U.S. senators in a series of profane messages left at their congressional offices was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.

Politicians, friends fondly recall late Alaska congressman

Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “Alaskans are devastated by this shocking and sad news and I am saddened beyond belief about the loss of my friend. We have lost a giant who we loved dearly and who held Alaska in his heart —always. Don was coming home to the place that he loved, and to the people that loved him best. We love you, Don.” Politicians and friends react to the death of Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, on Friday.

Rep. Don Young, longtime Alaska congressman, dies at 88

JUNEAU — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88. "It's with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side," said the statement from Young's congressional office.

70 West Point graduates call on Eastman to resign over extremist ties

Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group.

Man pleads not guilty to threatening 2 US senators

Jay Allen Johnson greeted U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Oravec by saying, "Good morning, happy Thanksgiving and I’m sorry I’m here today."

Alaska health officials say virus case numbers trending down

"This pandemic continues to have all sorts of twists and turns, and just because it turns downward doesn't mean it's going to continue downward or stay there," Dr. Anne Zink said. "It takes active work from Alaskans getting vaccinated, distancing, masking."

Alaska man accused of threats against US senators detained

At a hearing, Jay Allen Johnson said he is "a senior citizen and I am highly disabled and I will not be carrying out any of these threats."

Wildlife officials set wolf trapping season amid concerns

Wildlife officials have announced a one-month trapping season for wolves on and near Prince of Wales Island despite concerns conservationists have raised about the population.

Biden to protect Native American sacred site, boost safety

President Joe Biden plans to showcase his commitment to Native Americans on Monday, Nov. 15 by taking steps to improve public safety and justice for their communities.
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