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 2021-02-19 23:22 

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Fairbanks man charged in murder-for-hire plot against woman he stalked...

By the time of the alleged murder-for-hire plot, he had been repeatedly charged, jailed and released for stalking the woman....

 2021-02-19 21:21 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 210 new infections and no deaths reported Friday...

Hospitalizations in Alaska are now less than a quarter of what they were during the surge in November and December....

 2021-02-19 05:20 

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In blistering letter, Dunleavy accuses Sen. Reinbold of spreading COVID-19 disinformation and violating oath of office...

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he will block executive-branch employees from testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold....

 2021-02-19 03:50 

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Spot a moose? Call it in: Help sought for annual survey of Anchorage’s urban moose...

The multiday effort to record moose sightings and collect DNA samples is aimed at getting a more accurate count of moose living in and around the city....

 2021-02-19 03:50 

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One month into Alaska’s legislative session, the state House has organized without a firm majority...

The shaky situation appears unprecedented in Alaska's political history and is extraordinarily rare in American history....

 2021-02-19 03:20 

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Law enforcement officers exchange gunfire with driver in Dillingham, troopers say...

No law enforcement injuries were reported, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the driver was injured....

 2021-02-19 02:20 

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Former Bethel principal accused of trying to send sexual messages to underage girl pleads guilty to federal charge...

Christopher Carmichael pleaded guilty to a federal charge of attempted coercion of a minor. He also faces state charges on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor....

 2021-02-19 01:50 

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Alaska vaccine shipments delayed by severe winter weather in the Lower 48...

The delay "due to inclement weather" affects about 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, state health officials said....

 2021-02-19 00:19 

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Judge rules against Gov. Dunleavy in legislators’ lawsuit over appointees...

The decision may invalidate actions taken by various state officials in late December and early January....

 2021-02-18 22:49 

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Anchorage man sentenced to prison on federal weapons charge tied to shooting outside elementary school...

Laquinton Robbins was sentenced to 40 months in prison on a federal charge, and still faces a state charge of attempted murder related to the shooting....

 2021-02-18 22:49 

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NTSB: Plane that departed Alaska crashed in Washington state, killing pilot, due to lack of fuel...

The man texted his mother saying a severe headwind was causing concern about whether he had enough fuel to complete the flight, according to an NTSB report....

 2021-02-18 21:49 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 213 cases and no deaths reported Thursday...

About 1 in 4 Alaskans 16 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine by Thursday....

 2021-02-18 16:48 

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A woman was bit while using an outhouse near Haines. It turned out to be a bear....

"I shined the headlamp and opened the lid, and right there at the level of the toilet seat was a cinnamon-colored bear face, big enough to fill the hole."...

 2021-02-18 15:18 

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Alaska Volcano Observatory to upgrade monitoring system...

The system improvements will cover volcanoes from Mount Spurr in south-central Alaska to Kiska Volcano near the end of the Aleutian Islands....

 2021-02-18 14:18 

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Anchorage Democratic Rep. Geran Tarr breaks from Alaska House’s coalition caucus...

The move may leave the House with an unprecedented minority government....

 2021-02-18 04:45 

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Report: Bear injured woman’s backside while she was using an outhouse near Haines...

After the woman screamed, her brother came running, lifted the lid and saw "a gigantic bear face looking right back up at me," he told public radio station KHNS....

 2021-02-18 03:15 

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Dunbar so far outraises competitors for Anchorage mayor’s office by tens of thousands of dollars...

Candidate Mike Robbins has raised the second-highest amount for his campaign, with about $210,000....

 2021-02-18 03:15 

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State investigation finds ‘no violations’ with sole-source contract issued to grandson of Dunleavy donor...

Clark Penney canceled his own contract in March 2020, saying he had become a distraction....

 2021-02-18 02:45 

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Hatcher Pass Lodge reopens after months of uncertainty following owner’s death...

Jeff Polk, manager of Hatcher Pass Lodge, said he's overjoyed to have the lodge open again — and that former owner Karl "Hap" Wurlitzer would have wanted it this way....

 2021-02-18 00:15 

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Anchorage mayoral candidates will discuss parks, trails, climate and the economy in an online forum Wednesday...

The forum will be livestreamed on Facebook at 5 p.m....

 2021-02-17 22:45 

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Trial pitting Anchorage against feds over botched Port of Alaska expansion underway this week...

Attorneys for the municipality will attempt to complete their arguments that the federal government owes the city upwards of $320 million for its role in the port construction project that started in 2003 and was deemed a failure in 2012....

 2021-02-17 21:14 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 40 cases and one death reported Wednesday...

The daily case count is the lowest it has been since September 7, when 34 infections were reported....

 2021-02-17 20:13 

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Up to 8 inches of snow possible Wednesday in Southcentral Alaska, meteorologists say...

Between 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Anchorage Bowl early Thursday, which could cause reduced visibility during the morning commute, the weather service said....

 2021-02-17 19:44 

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Wasilla lawmaker introduces bill that would upend the way Alaska selects some judges...

A Mat-Su state senator has introduced legislation that would upend Alaska's longstanding system for choosing judges, the latest salvo on a long running effort by conservatives to reshape the state's judicial selection system. Opponents say it woul...

 2021-02-17 04:39 

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Anchorage Republican Rep. Sara Rasmussen breaks from Alaska House’s minority caucus...

It's the latest change as the state House appears to be emerging from deadlock....

 2021-02-17 04:39 

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Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues...

GOP officials in at least five Alaska state House districts have approved resolutions criticizing the senator....

 2021-02-17 02:09 

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2 men now face charges in January shooting outside downtown Anchorage hotel, police say...

Hardy Muasau and Iese Gali Jr. punched a man outside the Clarion Suites in downtown Anchorage before one of them shot him in the leg, a criminal complaint said....

 2021-02-17 01:39 

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6 Anchorage mayoral candidates will discuss homelessness and housing in an online forum Tuesday evening...

The forum is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be livestreamed on Facebook....

 2021-02-17 01:09 

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Cultural ‘big deal’: Seal oil makes the menu at Kotzebue elder-care home...

Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation last month approved its use in elder homes, believed to be a first for seal oil in the U.S....

 2021-02-17 01:09 

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Man who attacked flight attendant will pay back nearly $50,000 for plane’s diversion to Anchorage...

Seksan Kumtong attacked and threatened to kill a United Airlines flight attendant last year, causing the flight to be diverted to Anchorage, an affidavit said....

 2021-02-17 00:09 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 476 cases and 5 deaths reported since Friday...

The five additional COVID-19 deaths included a Palmer resident, two Wasilla residents, one Utqiagvik resident and one Bethel resident, according to state data....

 2021-02-16 20:39 

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Anchorage police and FBI investigating bomb threats at Dimond Center and Midtown Mall...

Police are asking the public to avoid the Dimond Center and Midtown Mall as the department and the FBI investigate the threats....

 2021-02-16 04:36 

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Alaska House control still uncertain as leadership positions remain unconfirmed...

Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, was chosen as Speaker of the House last week, but key roles are unfilled....

 2021-02-16 02:36 

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‘Uncharted territory’: Cheers, deep frustration as Alaska loses state COVID-19 emergency declaration...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's decision to let the declaration expire have already led to the dismantling of a popular Lake Otis Parkway testing site and no more mandatory airport screening....

 2021-02-16 02:36 

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ConocoPhillips to cut about 100 jobs in Alaska...

A company spokeswoman said the workforce reduction is unrelated to recent court decisions affecting its project on Alaska's North Slope....

 2021-02-16 01:36 

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Pandemic stress and working from home are increasing chronic pain, Anchorage chiropractors say...

Ad-hoc home working environments are not always set up to provide adequate support to the back and neck, they say....

 2021-02-16 01:06 

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Applications open Tuesday for Alaska renters who need up to 1 year of assistance...

Applications will be taken through March 5, and the first payments will be made after that date....

 2021-02-16 00:36 

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Anchorage Market moves to the Dimond Center mall...

Previously a downtown mainstay in summer, the market will run Friday through Sunday at its new location....

 2021-02-15 17:05 

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Family seeks answers in fatal shooting of Kodiak man on naval base...

Jayson Vinberg was killed by a naval special forces guard at the southern Alaska base on June 30....

 2021-02-15 03:33 

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In a crowded race, many candidates for Anchorage mayor say they’re aiming to make it to an expected runoff...

Some candidates see the lead-up to April 6 almost like a primary election ahead of a runoff. Others say they are focused on building nonpartisan campaigns with broader support....

 2021-02-15 03:03 

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Anchorage 2021 city election basics...

Ballots for the April 6 Anchorage municipal election will be mailed out starting on March 15....

 2021-02-15 03:03 

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As COVID emergency expires, Alaska’s border screening becomes optional...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the airport action is the biggest obvious change caused by the end of the emergency....

 2021-02-14 22:03 

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Federal appeals panel stops work on ConocoPhillips’ Willow project...

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with conservation and Indigenous groups and halted winter work at a major ConocoPhillips oil project on Alaska's North Slope....

 2021-02-14 20:32 

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Man seriously injured by stabbing in Northeast Anchorage, police say...

One man was stabbed in the upper body by someone he knew early Sunday, police said. The suspect fled the area and police said no arrest had been made Sunday morning....

 2021-02-14 19:32 

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When the pandemic hit, this Anchorage elementary school teacher moved her classroom outdoors...

The students stay active and they have learned to bundle up in winter, says Anchorage Waldorf School teacher Donna Lavesque....

 2021-02-14 17:32 

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The former Key Bank Plaza in downtown Anchorage is getting a ‘glacier-like’ facade in a $41 million renovation...

Battered and left vacant by the 2018 Anchorage earthquake, the building's new look is meant to "create an Arctic phenomenon," the developer said....

 2021-02-14 17:32 

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Alaska coronavirus Q&A: Do you need to bring proof of eligibility to your vaccine appointment? How many cigarettes smoked over a lifetime would qualify you as high-risk?...

Also: more details on current eligibility and how to sign up for a shot....

 2021-02-14 05:31 

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Alaska’s Republican senators split over whether to convict Trump in impeachment vote...

Sullivan said he condemned the president's "actions and inactions" in the wake of the Capitol uprising but believed impeachment was a process intended to remove someone from office....

 2021-02-13 22:29 

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Why power wires sometimes ‘dance’ to an undetectable breeze...

As air circulates around at the right frequency, the wires build up oscillation....

 2021-02-13 01:57 

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Human remains found after fire burns cabin west of Willow belonging to lodge caretaker...

The lodge owner said a resident in the area had snowmachined over and found the cabin "had been burned to the ground with no signs of recent activity or the caretaker," according to troopers....

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