News archive from 23 March 2015

Wichita State earns state bragging rights, eliminating Kansas

Wichita State earns state bragging rights, eliminating Kansas

OMAHA — After 22 years of waiting, Wichita State delivered a resounding knockout of Kansas that will long resonate throughout the entire state. In their first meeting since 1993 — a game Sunday that Kansas coach Bill Self said could be the most talked...

Usa Today, 19:59 in Sport
 
Man fatally shoots brother during home invasion

Man fatally shoots brother during home invasion

INDIANAPOLIS — Police said a homeowner fatally shot his brother Saturday afternoon during an attempted break-in. About 12:15 p.m. Saturday, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a home in the 2900 block of...

 
Oklahoma advances to Sweet 16, ends Dayton's NCAA run

Oklahoma advances to Sweet 16, ends Dayton's NCAA run

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Oklahoma's hot start was fueled by its offense — specifically, the 3-pointer. The Sooners' finish — and a 72-66 victory over Dayton — was propelled by a defense that suddenly grew fangs. Or maybe the Flyers, who were playing their...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 
Bell: Michael Sam can't run from notoriety

Bell: Michael Sam can't run from notoriety

TEMPE, ARIZ. -- The instant someone brought up Dancing with the Stars, it was the moment that Michael Sam went into full defensive mode. "Next question," Sam blurted, setting a tone for the quick, impromptu media session following his stint...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 

Bjornsen wins again at Sun Valley ski series

Anchorage’s Sadie Bjornsen was the skier to beat for the second day in a row at the Super Tour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Bjornsen won the women’s freestyle sprint race in dominating fashion, winning the 1.2-kilometer finals by 1.6 seconds. She...

 
Dog digs up Purple Heart; search on for veteran's family

Dog digs up Purple Heart; search on for veteran's family

At her home in Stapleton, a golden lab mix named Smuckers is about to get an unusual visitor - the kind usually reserved for military veterans and their families. 9NEWS at 5 p.m. 03/22/15. DENVER — At her home in Stapleton, a golden lab mix named...

 

FCC chairman chides 'slick' legal work on Dish-Doyon wireless deal

FAIRBANKS -- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has joined critics challenging the means by which the Dish Network partnered with a Fairbanks-based regional Native corporation to qualify as a “very small business” and secure...

 
Gonzaga returns to NCAA Sweet 16 for first time since 2009

Gonzaga returns to NCAA Sweet 16 for first time since 2009

SEATTLE — Gonzaga is back in the Sweet 16, and it seems fitting. You can't play much sweeter than No.2 seed Gonzaga did in its 87-68 clinical dissection of No.7 seed Iowa in a South regional round-of-32 matchup Sunday. Twenty-five minutes into the...

Usa Today, 22:25 in Sport
 

Will Alaska legislative session finish on time? Could be too soon to say

JUNEAU -- The Alaska Legislature on Friday marked its 60th legislative day, making it either two-thirds of the way through the maximum 90-day session put in statute by voters in 2006, or halfway through the 120-day limit called for in the Alaska...

 
Medicaid expansion: A low-risk boost to Alaska's prosperity

Medicaid expansion: A low-risk boost to Alaska's prosperity

Finally, we are on the precipice of one of the biggest projects since the trans-Alaska pipeline that will create thousands of jobs and give the biggest fiscal boost to our state in a generation. I’m happy to announce this project will create at least...

 
With Chuitna, Alaska faces a historic decision for wild salmon habitat protection

With Chuitna, Alaska faces a historic decision for wild salmon habitat protection

In the coming months, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources must decide whether to reserve water in the Middle Fork of the Chuitna River to protect wild salmon, or allow the water, and wild salmon, to be removed by a coal company to extract coal...

 
Smart drivers save lives -- and save money too

Smart drivers save lives -- and save money too

Would you like to get a little smarter and a bit more well-to-do? There is a way, and you can work on that right here in Alaska. AARP Driver Safety offers classes regularly from Fairbanks to Southeast. Driver Safety is a state and nationally...

 

Alaska lawmakers look to once-forbidden sources for money

JUNEAU -- With state budgets under stress, lawmakers looking to keep up the spending are searching in new places for money to keep their favorite programs going. In some cases that may mean they'll be spending money that was approved before but hasn't...

 
Students dive into research on floating classroom

Students dive into research on floating classroom

FORT MYERS, Fla. — As the otter trawl came out of the green water of the Gulf of Mexico and onto the deck of Research Vessel Bellows 15 miles off Fort Myers Beach last week, seven Florida Gulf Coast University students dived into the pile of organisms...

 
Cruz is in; what's Chris Christie waiting for?

Cruz is in; what's Chris Christie waiting for?

TRENTON, N.J. — If the race is to the swiftest, then campaign plans to be announced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas makes him a winner over Gov. Chris Christie and about a dozen other potential Republican presidential candidates. But Christie and...

 
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