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 By Mark Thiessen    News    January 13, 2022

Delta Junction resident pleads guilty to death threats against U.S. senators

An Alaskan who threatened to kill the state's two U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voice messages left at their offices in Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to making the threats in exchange for having other charges dropped. Jay Allen...

 By Mark Thiessen    News    October 14, 2021

Delta Junction man charged with threatening to kill Alaska senators

A Delta Junction resident upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two U.S. senators in a series of...

 By Mark Thiessen    News    June 3, 2021

Man places swastikas on windows of Jewish museum in Anchorage

A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish museum in Anchorage on May 25. He drove a scooter to the Alaska Jewish Museum, placed one sticker on the door and jumped to place three...

 By Mark Thiessen    News    April 22, 2021

State discriminated against same-sex PFD applicant couples

Alaska discriminated against some same-sex spouses for years in wrongfully denying them benefits by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down same-sex marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show....

 By Mark Thiessen    News    March 18, 2021

Perseverance pays off with seal oil approval for elder homes

Seal oil has been a staple in the diet of Alaska’s Inupiat for generations. The oil — ever-present in households dotting Alaska coastlines — is used mainly as a dipping sauce for fish, caribou and musk ox. It’s also used to flavor stews and...


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