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Alaskan tribes allowed to exercise same rights as lower 48 tribes

Tribes in Alaska are celebrating a decision that allows them to apply to have lands placed into trust status with the federal government. The Department of Interior issued regulations settling a long-running dispute between Interior, the state of Alaska, and tribes over an interpretation of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). 

Gov. Bill Walker's pick for Attorney General says he will review litigation over same-sex marriage strictly on is constitutionality. He says he will also review National Guard matters to ensure misbehavior was prosecuted, and former Governor Sean Parnell shared public records diligently.

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A jogger on a trail south of Anchorage was mauled by a brown bear sow after coming across two bear cubs. Susanne Knudson was medevacked to an Anchorage hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police dog M.P. is in good spirits and recovering from stab wounds after apprehending a violent suspect early Saturday morning in Anchorage.