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 2021-02-06 16:11 

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How is Alaska leading the nation in vaccinating residents? With boats, ferries, planes and snowmobiles....

Alaskans are being vaccinated on fishing boats, inside 10-seater planes and on frozen landing strips....

 2021-02-06 05:40 

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Are Venetian blue beads found in the Alaskan tundra the first US import from Europe?...

Radiocarbon dating of the Alaska twine and charcoal found near the beads led researchers to believe they arrived sometime between 1440 and 1480, years before Christopher Columbus was even thinking of his journey....

 2021-02-06 05:03 

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Avalanche carried three men down steep gully Tuesday and killed them, report says...

Thomas Devine, Matthew Nyman and Edward Watson were on a steep, narrow gulley on the north face of Bear Mountain when one of their boots triggered a wind slab avalanche that carried them down the mountainside and partially buried them, a report said....

 2021-02-06 04:33 

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Renaissance man Shawn Lyons, who wrote the book on Alaska hiking, dies at 66...

Lyons was widely known as a prolific hiker and classical guitarist....

 2021-02-06 04:03 

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Department of Justice serves subpoenas to Pebble mine developer and former chief executive...

The company and its ex-CEO must "produce documents in connection with a grand jury investigation apparently involving previously disclosed recordings of private conversations regarding the Pebble Project," a statement said....

 2021-02-06 02:32 

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Iditarod cancels traditional ceremonial start in Anchorage because of COVID-19 concerns...

The start of the race is still on for Sunday, March 7 at Deshka Landing....

 2021-02-05 22:02 

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Beloved Tuluksak musher and community leader Joe Demantle Jr. dies with COVID-19...

The 2021 Bogus Creek 150 was dedicated to the 66-year-old musher. To remember him, Matt Scott was carrying Demantle's headlamp with him on the trail....

 2021-02-05 22:02 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 250 infections and no deaths reported Friday...

Among Alaskans 16 and older, 18% had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by Friday....

 2021-02-05 21:02 

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Beltrami steps down as head of Alaska AFL-CIO...

Vince Beltrami will be replaced by Joelle Hall, the union's director of operations....

 2021-02-05 19:31 

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NTSB: Plane that crashed in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, killing 2, apparently broke up in midair...

The pilot and a passenger died in the crash Thursday morning northeast of Chitina, authorities say. The Copper Valley Air Service plane was headed from Gulkana to McCarthy....

 2021-02-05 15:02 

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Anchorage has a new radio station just for people waiting in cars for a coronavirus test...

Anyone within 200 feet of the ChangePoint church testing site can tune in to "Covid Radio" on 95.9 FM for a mix of local music, health messages and an occasional juggling tutorial....

 2021-02-05 14:32 

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Anchorage considers tightening dog leash law after years of citizen complaints...

Proposed changes would include removing the option of walking a dog in public places with an electric collar instead of a leash....

 2021-02-05 04:52 

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As deadline approaches, public health officials and hospitals urge lawmakers to extend COVID-19 emergency declaration...

A bill proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy faces resistance among some in the Legislature, including members of the committee where the legislation is stalled....

 2021-02-05 03:52 

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As Democrats take charge in Washington, lawmakers introduce bills to stop oil drilling in ANWR...

Lawmakers have submitted legislation to create a wilderness area in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain in both the U.S. House and Senate....

 2021-02-05 03:22 

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‘Unmasked activities’ led to sudden spike in COVID-19 cases that have closed numerous Mat-Su schools...

An infected person at a basketball tournament in Juneau also led to multiple quarantined students at two different schools....

 2021-02-05 02:52 

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Climbers were on challenging Bear Mountain route when they were killed in avalanche near Chugiak...

The three men were on a technical route through a steep, narrow gully on the northwest face of Bear Mountain when they were caught in an avalanche, a troopers spokesman said....

 2021-02-05 02:52 

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No survivors found after plane crashes near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, troopers say...

Two people were believed to be on board the aircraft, which was located 13 miles northeast of Chitina....

 2021-02-05 02:22 

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Troopers admit errors in affidavits for search warrants of Maine man charged in Fairbanks cold case...

Investigators relied on misinformation for warrants to search a Maine man's home for a gun and collect his DNA to bolster their case against him in the 1993 rape and murder of an Alaska woman, according to testimony given this week....

 2021-02-05 01:24 

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Biden administration cancels public comment period for Alaska offshore oil lease sale amid review of leasing program...

The cancellation raises questions about whether the Cook Inlet lease sale will be held later this year, as proposed under the Trump administration....

 2021-02-05 00:22 

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Did 5 people really die from COVID-19 vaccines in Alaska? No, state officials say. None did....

Health officials found themselves debunking a website's misleading description of deaths and reactions this week....

 2021-02-04 23:51 

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Gov. Dunleavy pitches a new plan for a long-sought Alaska gas pipeline...

As currently envisioned, the plan relies on an as-yet-unnamed private partner and federal dollars....

 2021-02-04 21:21 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 184 cases and no deaths reported Thursday...

By Thursday, at least 34,192 people had received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine....

 2021-02-04 20:20 

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Canada bans cruise ships until 2022, likely halting most of Alaska’s tourist season...

American law requires most Alaska voyages to pass through Canadian waters....

 2021-02-04 19:51 

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Ketchikan supermarket damaged in 2020 rockslide will close permanently...

No one was inside when the early morning rockslide slammed into the building , but the structural damage was extensive and the store never reopened....

 2021-02-04 17:49 

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After nearly 50 days in a Seattle hospital, this COVID-19 patient is going home to family in an Alaska village...

Nastasia Xavier of Pilot Station was in a medically induced coma for weeks. "When they told me I was in Seattle, I was like, 'Holy cow,'" she said, laughing. "I've never been to Seattle before."...

 2021-02-04 16:21 

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Have you moved out of Alaska in the past couple years? Help us report a story....

We're working on a story about the impacts of continuing population loss in Alaska and are looking for Alaskans who moved away or are seriously considering it....

 2021-02-04 14:20 

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Alaska Senate OKs remote voting as COVID-19 precaution, but some doubt need...

A proposal to extend Alaska's COVID-19 emergency will be heard at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a Senate committee....

 2021-02-04 05:49 

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Three hikers killed in avalanche in Bear Mountain area near Chugiak, troopers say...

The hikers didn't return after a hike Tuesday in the Bear Mountain area, and troopers said their bodies were recovered Wednesday from an avalanche slide area....

 2021-02-04 04:50 

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After more than 10 months in lockdown, the Anchorage Pioneer Home opens to families and visitors...

Ninety percent of residents at the largest state-run senior living home are now fully vaccinated....

 2021-02-04 04:50 

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Alaska Senate approves remote voting for lawmakers if needed during pandemic...

The measure next goes to the House....

 2021-02-03 23:49 

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Five Mat-Su schools temporarily shut down for in-person learning after multiple COVID-19 cases reported...

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District was reporting 76 cases in the 14-day period ending Tuesday....

 2021-02-03 23:19 

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Conservative Anchorage School Board candidates abandon plan to run together as one draws scrutiny for her social media posts...

After the group announced its campaign, screenshots of one candidate's posts on her personal Facebook page, including one criticizing mask-wearing and extolling corporal punishment, spread on social media....

 2021-02-03 22:19 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 226 new infections, no deaths reported Wednesday...

By Wednesday, 98,265 people — about 13% of Alaska's population — had received at least their first vaccine shot....

 2021-02-03 21:48 

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Longtime Alaska attorney who represented tribes named to leadership position in Interior Department...

Natalie Landreth, a citizen of Oklahoma's Chickasaw Nation, will serve as deputy solicitor for land, placing her in the midst of major legal questions involving resource development and conservation in Alaska....

 2021-02-03 21:18 

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Trident Seafoods had just one medical professional on duty at its massive Akutan plant when COVID-19 broke out...

The coronavirus has infected nearly half the 700 workers at the Aleutian Islands seafood processing facility, North America's largest....

 2021-02-03 21:18 

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Palmer man sentenced to prison for investment scams targeting older Alaskans...

Faunus Doney convinced older Alaskans to invest in life insurance programs but deposited their money into his own account, a plea agreement said....

 2021-02-03 20:48 

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Hand-washing, masking and distancing remain crucial as coronavirus strains multiply, Alaska officials say...

The bottom line, according to an epidemiologist, is that we're all in an environment where there's a higher possibility of coronavirus transmission....

 2021-02-03 19:19 

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House bill would protect graves of relocated Alaska Native people who died near Juneau during WWII...

A cemetery holding the graves of 30 to 40 Aleut people who died after they were forcibly displaced from the Aleutian Islands would be added to a state park....

 2021-02-03 04:11 

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Alaska House deadlock continues, endangering state’s COVID-19 response...

Legislative action is needed to extend Alaska's pandemic emergency past Feb. 15, but the state House is unable to act....

 2021-02-03 02:42 

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State of Alaska launches new domestic violence fatality review board...

Analyzing domestic violence homicides will "see where the gaps are in services that possibly prevented a victim from getting help before it was too late," public safety commissioner Amanda Price said....

 2021-02-03 01:42 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 17 deaths reported Tuesday after death certificate review...

The state also reported 140 new coronavirus infections Tuesday....

 2021-02-03 01:12 

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Judge allows work at major ConocoPhillips oil project in Alaska to continue, rejecting efforts by conservation groups...

The judge has not ruled on the larger questions seeking to stop the project altogether....

 2021-02-03 01:10 

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After controversy, Alaska DMV plans to review vanity plates going back to mid 2000s...

The DMV has been reviewing "tens of thousands" of personalized plates...

 2021-02-03 00:41 

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A bright spot in Anchorage’s economy: Home sales broke records last year - and at record prices, too...

The trend is expected to continue this year, according to the Anchorage Economic Development Corp....

 2021-02-02 22:41 

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Four injured in northeast Anchorage apartment fire, officials say...

Three residents were being treated at the hospital after an apartment caught fire Tuesday morning, a fire captain said. One police officer was also injured....

 2021-02-02 15:10 

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Parents in Bethel region call for return to classrooms after report shows high failure rate among high schoolers...

The Lower Kuskokwim School District made public a report showing high school students failed 59% of their classes during the first semester....

 2021-02-02 05:46 

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Murkowski among group of Republican senators who met with Biden to urge smaller COVID-19 relief package...

Murkowski says she doesn't think it makes sense to include things like cybersecurity funding — something proposed by Democrats — or a $15 minimum wage in a COVID-19 relief bill....

 2021-02-02 05:16 

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Troopers kill moose after Palmer woman posted Facebook video of herself feeding and petting it...

The moose showed signs that it had been fed by people for some time, and troopers determined that it posed a potential public safety risk, a spokesman said....

 2021-02-02 04:16 

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Alaska coronavirus Q&A: Can fully vaccinated people socialize unmasked? Does the virus spread more easily in freezing temperatures?...

Also: does the body create more of an immune response following a more severe infection?...

 2021-02-02 03:46 

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Anchorage announces millions in relief for renters and tourism businesses hit by pandemic...

The city announced a $35 million rent and utility relief program and $7 million in relief grants for the Anchorage's tourism industry....

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