Former Alaskan accused in Texas murders

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife’s family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school where he was voted class clown and prom king.

Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. lived in Alaska until 2004.

He attended Chugiak High School, and was part of a tight-knit Mormon community in Eagle River, a small community about 10 miles north of Anchorage.

Drew Nevitt attended the same Mormon church as Haskell. Nevitt says Haskell was an older peer he looked up to, “just as a funny red-headed, freckled guy with a good personality.”

Nevitt described him as “the Chris Farley of Eagle River.” Nevitt and other former classmates said they struggled to understand how things changed so dramatically for Haskell.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:55

Consultant raises concerns about Alaska gas project

JUNEAU — A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he is comfortable with it.

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School district, Habitat for Humanity forge partnership

Students on the Kenai Peninsula will get a shot at some hands-on learning as soon as this summer, courtesy of a partnership between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity.

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