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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov reported killed in Moscow

By Michael Birnbaum and William Branigin, Washington Post MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a longtime Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladi­mir Putin, was shot and killed in central Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry said early Saturday. Nemtsov, a central figure in Russian political life since the breakup of the Soviet Union, was a […]

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

By Virginia Heffernanfer Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. Read […]

Republican lawmakers challenge governor on Medicaid expansion

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN JUNEAU — The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget, the first shot in what’s expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker’s central campaign planks. Read More:

Alaska legislators’ own budget avoids deep cuts

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN JUNEAU – A House committee Thursday approved a plan to cut the Legislature’s spending by 1.7 percent, well short of the reductions proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to state agency budgets under his control. Read More:

Alaska ferry service faces dramatic new cuts under proposed budget

By Pat Forgey, ADN JUNEAU — The Alaska ferry system, which just persuaded Gov. Bill Walker to restore a 6 percent budget cut he proposed, has now been hit with a proposed 10 percent cut by a legislative subcommittee. Read More:

Third suspect arrested in Emmonak crowbar assault

By Chris Klint, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – One person has been medevaced to Bethel from the western Alaska village of Emmonak, after Alaska State Troopers say three suspects assaulted him overnight Wednesday with a crowbar and a pistol. Read More:

Sunken racers say they were going 93 mph when they hit miles of open water

By  Kyle Hopkins, Channel 2 News Halfway across a frozen lagoon, Iron Dog Team 22 looked down to see the ice beneath their sleds had disappeared, replaced by chest-high seawater. Read More:

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