Joe Miller, with family in front row on stage. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/APRN)

Alaska GOP accuses Joe Miller of campaign finance violations

by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
- Most of the claims are that his for-profit conservative website “Restoring Liberty” is illegally contributing to his Senate campaign by promoting his run.

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Donald Trump speaks during a rally on Monday in St. Augustine, Fla.

Trump, down in the polls, tells supporters to ignore ‘phony polls’

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While campaigning in Florida on Monday, Donald Trump accused the media of counting too many Democrats in their polls. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Brooklyn in the New York state presidential primary on April 19.

Voters with disabilities fight for more accessible polling places

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More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of voters with disabilities reported having trouble casting their ballots.

Lindsay Klecker has her teeth cleaned by Beth Rown, a dental hygenist who cares for patients with special needs. (Photo by Alison Kodjak/NPR)

Getting dental care can be a challenge for people with disabilities

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People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.

An AT&T store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Presidential campaigns blast AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Donald Trump said it put “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” and Tim Kaine called for “less concentration, especially in the media.”

More Alaska News

Goat hunters airlifted off Porcupine Peak

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The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted three men off of a mountain near Haines on Saturday, following a successful goat hunt. Bret Bohn, a 29-year-old hunting guide from Anchorage, was facilitating the hunt. According to a dispatch from the state troopers, Bohn, 58-year-old Chris Kilbane of Minnesota, and 33-year-old Reto Widmer of Switzerland were on their way down Porcupine Peak when Bohn slipped and broke his leg.

Kasilof man dies in single-vehicle weekend crash

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26-year-old Bill Duncan died in a weekend crash near Kasilof on the Kenai Peninsula.

Advisory committee looks at new subsistence regulation in Bethel

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The Central Bering Sea Advisory Committee will hold public meetings in Bethel this Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss a range of fisheries related topics.

Kodiak Island Borough swears in new mayor

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The Kodiak Island Borough has a new mayor. Assemblyman Dan Rohrer left his assembly seat in order to take over from Jerrol Friend, whose term expired this month and who had served as borough mayor since October 2013. Rohrer ran unopposed at the recent municipal elections and won 1,983 votes.

Nome City Council set to pass seasonal sales tax increase

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Two ordinances regarding Nome city sales tax are in the second reading phase for tonight’s City Council meeting. One ordinance, if passed, would amend the deadline to apply for a sales tax exemption, and the other would increase the seasonal sales tax.

Three bears shot and killed in Sitka neighborhood

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Church apologizes for Native boarding schools

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The Presbyterian Church of America has apologized for the experiences of Native Americans at boarding schools that had ties to the church. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a group of people who attend a Presbyterian church in the state gave…

Shelter offers night-drop kennels to keep strays warm

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Night-drop kennels give stray animals a warm place to spend the night in Anchorage. KTVA-TV reports people who find animals after hours but cannot take them home can leave them in heated kennels behind Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Animal…