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 2021-02-12 23:56 

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Alaska public safety commissioner Amanda Price resigns...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the resignation Friday afternoon....

 2021-02-12 21:56 

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With federal aid at stake, Alaska Legislature fails to extend COVID-19 state of emergency...

The Senate narrowly approved a resolution asking the governor to issue a fifth unilateral declaration of emergency....

 2021-02-12 20:56 

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Surge of coronavirus infections in Mat-Su schools prompts masking up for sports and scores of quarantines...

Athletes say the masks take getting used to, but they'd rather wear them than not play, said one school official....

 2021-02-12 20:26 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 2 deaths and 144 infections reported Friday...

At least 54,739 Alaskans have received both doses of the vaccine so far....

 2021-02-12 04:49 

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Alaskans snap up COVID-19 vaccine appointments on first day of new eligibility, in Anchorage and statewide...

The Anchorage School District vaccine clinic hummed along as people arrived for their shots on Thursday afternoon....

 2021-02-12 02:30 

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Ice hearts bring warmth to East Anchorage, just in time for Valentine’s Day...

Heart-shaped ice ornaments, luminarias and a love-note tree decorate a trail around Cheney Lake....

 2021-02-12 01:00 

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Effort to reshape response to reports of missing and murdered Indigenous people underway in 3 Alaska communities...

The communities will work to create a response plan that outlines how different law enforcement agencies and other organizations should respond to a report of a missing or murdered Indigenous person....

 2021-02-12 01:00 

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Alaska Sen. Murkowski and Hawaii’s Schatz to lead Indian Affairs committee...

Both senators emphasized the panel's bipartisan traditions in their first committee hearing in Washington....

 2021-02-11 20:59 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 145 cases and no deaths reported Thursday...

Among Alaskans 16 and older, roughly 20% had received at least one dose of vaccine by Thursday....

 2021-02-11 20:29 

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Troopers identify 2 people killed in plane crash in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

Christopher Maize of Anchorage and Glennallen and Andrew Broders of Washington died in the crash last week, troopers said....

 2021-02-11 19:59 

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Alaska House deadlock breaks as coalition-minded Kodiak Republican is named speaker...

Rep. Louise Stutes is the new speaker of the House after a 21-19 vote Thursday....

 2021-02-11 19:59 

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Man mauled by bear during ski outing near Haines released from hospital...

"I followed a trail of broken ski poles and blood to find Bart in a clump and thankfully no bear in sight. As soon as he played dead, Bart said the bear took off," said one of the man's ski partners....

 2021-02-11 18:29 

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Here’s who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska, and how to sign up for a shot...

Alaska on Wednesday announced that a new group of Alaskans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, starting this Thursday....

 2021-02-11 04:58 

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Alaska now to offer vaccines to non-resident seafood industry workers buffeted by COVID-19 outbreaks...

The policy shift was made Wednesday in the aftermath of outbreaks that flared in plants and offshore processing ships....

 2021-02-11 04:58 

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Gov. Dunleavy says renewing Alaska’s COVID-19 disaster declaration is up to the state Legislature...

If the Legislature does not act before Sunday, Dunleavy says Alaska's state of emergency will end....

 2021-02-11 04:28 

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State-owned corporation approves plan to spend $35 million on 200-mile mining road...
 2021-02-11 03:28 

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Video of Wasilla police arrest shows controversial restraints banned by some departments...

"Why do you guys have to treat her like this?" a woman offscreen asks the officers. "You're taking her away like a goddamn animal."...

 2021-02-11 02:28 

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Watch live: Gov. Dunleavy hosts COVID-19 briefing Wednesday at 5 p.m....
 2021-02-11 01:58 

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Anchorage airport saw record cargo numbers during 2020...

The rise in online shopping and the shipment of pandemic-related medical supplies helped boost demand for air cargo. Passenger numbers, however, were down 62% from 2019....

 2021-02-11 00:58 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 186 new cases and no deaths reported Wednesday...

At least 48,153 people have received both doses of the vaccine. Alaska has currently vaccinated more residents per capita than any other state, according to a national tracker....

 2021-02-10 23:58 

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Anchorage police chief will retire in June, is being considered for a job in California...

Chief Justin Doll will retire from the Anchorage Police Department in June, he said Wednesday. He is one of seven candidates for a police chief position in San Jose....

 2021-02-10 21:57 

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Property and violent crimes in Anchorage decreased during 2020, police say...

There were notable declines in calls for service about sexual assault, theft and burglary during 2020 in Anchorage, according to police....

 2021-02-10 21:27 

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State makes abrupt shift in COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, bumping up all teachers and other groups including at-risk Alaskans over 50...

Appointments for the new tier will begin Thursday. Health officials had initiallly expected it would take the entire month of February just to move past eligible Alaska seniors....

 2021-02-10 19:27 

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Person who drove onto ferry in Juneau talking about ‘bomb’ now in custody, officials say...

The state transportation department said the vehicle was "clear of a bomb" and that passengers and crew had been evacuated....

 2021-02-10 14:55 

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Anchorage Assembly votes to set aside proposed mask ordinance...

An emergency order requiring that people wear face masks in public in Anchorage is still in effect...

 2021-02-10 04:53 

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Resolution against Anchorage Assembly member Allard postponed indefinitely in unanimous vote...

Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard came under fire for comments she made during a controversy in January over a pair of Nazi-themed Alaska license plates....

 2021-02-10 04:23 

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Alaska legislators doubt they will extend COVID-19 emergency before deadline...

Health officials say emergency powers are needed to coordinate vaccine distribution and provide treatment and care for infected Alaskans....

 2021-02-10 04:23 

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Alaska public health experts are taking the fight against COVID-19 misinformation to Facebook comment threads...

A team of public health experts has been diving into news and health department Facebook pages to counter conspiracy theories and answer questions about the vaccines and the pandemic....

 2021-02-09 23:53 

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Man set fire to Northwest Alaska home after assaulting 2 people, charges say...

Ward Kakoona, 35, beat his girlfriend and her brother before setting her home on fire, an affidavit said. The house was a complete loss....

 2021-02-09 20:52 

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Volunteers rush to help keep water flowing in Nenana after plant pipes burst in extreme cold...

The Interior Alaska city issued a boil-water notice after pipes were repaired at a plant that had a malfunctioning garage door....

 2021-02-09 20:22 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 116 infections and 1 death reported Tuesday...

Among Alaskans 16 and older, nearly 20% had received at least one dose of vaccine by Tuesday....

 2021-02-09 18:22 

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Alaska jury trials halted by pandemic set to resume in March...

The head of Alaska's judicial system has issued an order resuming a limited number of criminal jury trials after proceedings were halted by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-09 18:22 

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Some Mat-Su schools remain closed due to continued coronavirus infections...

The school district was reporting 157 COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks....

 2021-02-09 17:52 

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Anchorage renters can soon apply for up to 12 months of pandemic financial help...

One streamlined application process will be available for Alaska renters. Payments will go directly to landlords, property managers and utilities....

 2021-02-09 17:52 

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Anchorage man dies when snowcat falls through ice in Mat-Su, troopers say...

Scott Gagne was operating a snowcat on Hewitt Lake near Skwentna on Friday afternoon when the machine broke through the ice, troopers said....

 2021-02-09 04:17 

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Group accidentally encountered a brown bear den before one of them was mauled near Haines...

The man pretended to play dead during the attack and the bear ran away, a wildlife biologist said. He sustained injuries to his head and arms but troopers said he was in stable condition Monday....

 2021-02-09 04:17 

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The Anchorage Assembly is debating whether to make requiring masks city code. How would that change the city’s mask mandate?...

An ordinance would essentially keep the same mask law in place. But it would take the mask mandate out of the acting mayor's hands and make it the Assembly's responsibility....

 2021-02-09 04:17 

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Governor authorizes disaster declaration for Tuluksak more than three weeks after community lost access to drinking water...

The disaster declaration will help fund a long-term solution to bring potable water to Tuluksak, officials said Monday....

 2021-02-09 03:47 

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Judge: Alaska violated state employee contracts by trying to change union-dues rules...

Two similar cases involving Alaska are pending in federal appeals court....

 2021-02-09 03:17 

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The Anchorage Market will leave its longtime spot downtown as organizers cite pandemic’s economic impact...

The large market is looking for a new home in Anchorage, Eagle River or the Valley....

 2021-02-09 02:47 

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Appeals court orders judge to reconsider motion for new trial in 2012 Platinum Jaxx murder case...

The man convicted in the shooting during an early-morning melee outside the club will stay in prison while the decision is made....

 2021-02-08 22:46 

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Gov. Dunleavy proposes to borrow $356 million and call for summer special election...

The money would pay for construction, renovation and repair projects across the state....

 2021-02-08 20:46 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 502 cases and no deaths reported since Friday...

The state health department no longer updates its coronavirus dashboard on the weekend, and instead includes those numbers in Monday's update....

 2021-02-08 04:44 

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Man mauled by bear while backcountry skiing in Southeast Alaska, Coast Guard says...

The man was injured on his face and hands. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mauling about 10 miles northwest of Haines....

 2021-02-08 00:12 

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Judge puts plans for gravel construction and mining at large Alaska oil discovery on hold for up to 2 weeks...

Environmental groups appealed a decision last week allowing ConocoPhillips to open a gravel mine or build a gravel road at the Willow oil discovery in the NPR-A....

 2021-02-07 23:14 

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Are you eligible but still waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s where you can get an appointment this month...

From the Juneau to the Interior, hundreds of vaccines are still available....

 2021-02-07 20:14 

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3 weeks later, state still hasn’t provided disaster relief funds for Tuluksak water crisis...

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has yet to declare a state-level disaster to address the situation. State Legislators who represent the area in Western Alaska say that say they're working on the issue....

 2021-02-07 03:12 

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New $60 million assisted-living project in South Anchorage could add scarce nursing beds...

The project could increase the number of nursing home slots available in the municipality by roughly a third....

 2021-02-07 00:41 

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Anchorage Assembly to consider taking action against member who made controversial statements on Nazi-themed license plates...

The Assembly on Tuesday will consider a resolution that would publicly acknowledge a member's "actions and conduct that breach the public trust."...

 2021-02-06 21:11 

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Towns and businesses across Alaska brace for a second summer without cruise ships...

In a normal summer, more tourists arrive by cruise ship in Alaska than any other means. But what happens to the tourist economy when cruise ships are stopped or the numbers seriously reduced because of the pandemic?...

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