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Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

By Andale Gross and Tammy Webber, Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting […]

Ferguson grows calmer, but tensions remain

By John Eligon, Manny Fernandez and Jack Healy, New York Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Relative calm returned to the St. Louis region on Tuesday night, but the situation remained tense and uncertain as people angry over a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teen-ager entered into […]

Walker names law partner as attorney general, makes 3 other appointments

By Alex DeMarban, ADN ANCHORAGE – Incoming governor Bill Walker continued to flesh out his cabinet on Tuesday, announcing new appointments as the clock ticked toward Monday’s inauguration, including naming his law partner Craig Richards as attorney general. Read More:

AGDC staff nervous Walker will slash pipeline project

By Alex DeMarban, ADN ANCHORAGE – Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Monday began the thorny task of meeting with officials from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., an entity he targeted during his campaign as ripe for cuts, with its high salaries and the state’s dueling gas pipeline projects. Read More:

Nome Council votes to keep sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits

By Matthew F. Smith, KNOM NOME – Business owners, nonprofit workers, and residents (including Rep. Neal Foster, left) made for a full house in Nome City Council chambers Monday as the council debated contentious tax issues. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM. Nome’s nonprofits and churches will remain exempt from city sales tax—and retailers won’t have […]

Walker’s first order of business: accepting Medicaid expansion

By Blake Essig, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Gov.-elect Bill Walker takes office on Dec. 1, following his inauguration, he says one of his first orders of business will be to reverse the ‘Parnell administration’s’ decision to reject federal Medicaid funding. Read More:

North Pole proposes tax increases ahead of Flint Hills Property tax reduction

By Dan Carpenter, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The city of North Pole is looking to make up for an anticipated operating budgetshortfall of $180,000 for 2015 due to the closer of the Flint Hills Refinery. Read More:

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