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 2021-02-02 02:46 

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Alaska senator who criticized public health restrictions turns ire on Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

Administration officials failed to show for hearings organized by Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River....

 2021-02-01 21:15 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 101 infections, no deaths reported Monday...

By Monday, about 13% of Alaska's population had received at least their first vaccine shot, far above the national average of 7.6%....

 2021-02-01 05:13 

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Anchorage could see some of the coldest temperatures of winter this week...

"There's a 0% chance that it'll get above freezing in the next five days," a meteorologist said....

 2021-02-01 02:13 

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Anchorage bowlers get fun and friendships rolling again after alley shutdowns...

Leagues began late this year because of pandemic shutdowns, but competitors are determined to finish the season strong....

 2021-02-01 02:13 

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Forecast: Oil and gas companies will pay negative Alaska corporate income taxes...

State revenues are expected to take a $300 million hit from a tax exemption within last year's coronavirus aid bill....

 2021-02-01 00:43 

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2 people arrested in connection to ‘massive amount of thefts’ at Mat-Su trailheads, troopers say...

Jessica Rose and Paul Ahrens are facing theft charges after troopers said they found 17 ID cards while serving a search warrant. The pair is linked to a rash of recent thefts at Mat-Su trailheads....

 2021-01-31 21:43 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 137 new cases reported Sunday and no new deaths...

The infections follow a trend of steadily lower case counts in recent weeks. Anchorage will ease COVID-19 restrictions Monday as a result of the decreased case numbers....

 2021-01-31 15:42 

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President Biden is swiftly reining in oil drilling to protect the climate. Will the transition leave Alaska behind?...

One exploration project was delayed, and some Alaskans worry more disruptions could follow. Other say Alaska needs to transition off oil and gas....

 2021-01-31 04:11 

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Anchorage’s COVID-19 testing requirement for wrestling and ice-based sports gets an icy reception...

Indoor competitions will be allowed again beginning Monday, but the testing requirements for some of them are being questioned....

 2021-01-31 02:11 

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Sexual misconduct allegations prompt another Alaska attorney general to resign...

Ed Sniffen stepped down as the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica were preparing an article about his relationship with a 17-year-old girl three decades ago. The state has now launched an investigation into the allegations....

 2021-01-31 00:41 

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Alaska officials are asking hundreds of ineligible people who signed up for vaccines to cancel their appointments...

An additional 1,600 vaccine appointments remained unfilled Saturday. State health officials said they were unsure why the pace of sign-ups has slowed....

 2021-01-30 22:07 

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Alaska’s busy COVID-19 hotline was voicemail only — and maxed out. Now a person answers each call....

The state has contracted with the Alaska Travel Industry Association to answer calls and emails on travel and vaccine, but they couldn't keep up when the senior vaccine rollout began. Dozens of contact tracers are now helping staff the hotline....

 2021-01-30 20:37 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 140 cases and no new deaths reported Saturday...

Despite the recent decrease in cases, health officials are still encouraging Alaskans to take the pandemic seriously....

 2021-01-30 20:07 

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Population decline in Juneau attributed to state job loss and budget cuts...

An economist with the state labor department said the percentage of Juneau's lost population is almost double the state overall....

 2021-01-30 20:06 

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Despite changing and uncertain habitat, Alaska’s bowhead whales appear to be on the rebound...

Bowhead numbers in northern Alaska were up in 2020, but there is still plenty of unpredictability facing the species....

 2021-01-30 05:32 

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Here are all the candidates running for Anchorage mayor and school board...

Friday was the filing deadline, and newcomers to Anchorage politics and more established local leaders have entered the race....

 2021-01-30 03:02 

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20 crew members on vessel in Dutch Harbor test positive for COVID-19 in latest seafood industry outbreak...

Those who tested positive represent about half the factory trawler's crew members, an Unalaska official said....

 2021-01-30 02:32 

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Hundreds of vaccine appointments are still open for Alaska seniors and eligible health care workers...

Earlier this month, when the first round of vaccine appointments opened for adults 65 and older, available spots filled within hours....

 2021-01-30 02:02 

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Burglars use car to smash into Bosco’s comic shop in Spenard — again...

Thieves broke into the Anchorage comics, cards and games shop early Thursday morning, with the entryway smashed in by a vehicle for the second time in two months....

 2021-01-30 01:02 

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Alaska attorney general nominee to quit state job less than two weeks after being appointed...

Ed Sniffen, the attorney general designee, was just appointed on Jan. 18. Gov. Dunleavy's office said he will be leaving state service....

 2021-01-30 00:32 

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State to adjust screening process after controversy over Nazi-themed license plates...

A review by the state Department of Administration found that the same person owned both plates at different times....

 2021-01-29 23:02 

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Alaska’s rate of COVID-19 hospitalization and death in 2020 was far below national averages...

A new state bulletin also found that about 20% of Alaskans died with the virus without ever being hospitalized....

 2021-01-29 22:32 

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

By Friday, 90,777 people — about 12% of Alaska's population — had been vaccinated. That's nearly twice the national average of 7.2%....

 2021-01-29 20:00 

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This Chugiak bartender is turning an empty saloon into a vaccine call center...

Jo Rainwater, a bartender at the Birchwood Saloon in Chugiak, has become an informal vaccine appointment scheduler for the community....

 2021-01-29 17:01 

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Alaska children’s advocates say severe abuse increased during pandemic...

Visits by one clinic to children in need of hospitalization for severe injuries because of suspected abuse skyrocketed by 220% in the last year....

 2021-01-29 04:58 

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Dunleavy renews push for legal gambling and announces drive for Alaska self-sufficiency in first-ever remote State of the State speech...

The governor delivered the speech by video from his office in the Atwood Building....

 2021-01-29 04:28 

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State senator who wrote bill that limits voting by mail says he is neutral on voting by mail...

The ACLU and others say the proposal from Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, amounts to voter suppression....

 2021-01-29 03:58 

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Watch live: Gov. Dunleavy delivers State of the State speech...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy will deliver his third State of the State address to Alaskans at 7 p.m. Thursday....

 2021-01-29 03:28 

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Trident Seafoods reports 266 total virus cases at remote Aleutian plant plus small outbreak on vessel in Dutch Harbor...

The company's plant in the tiny community of Akutan is the largest seafood processing facility in North America. Officials say they don't know how either outbreak began....

 2021-01-29 02:28 

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Researchers locate site of 200-year-old Tlingit battle fort that signified resistance to colonization...

The Shs'gi Noow or Sapling Fort was destroyed after an 1804 battle between Tlingit clans and invading Russian forces. Its location has been disputed until now....

 2021-01-28 23:58 

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Anchorage rolls out details of new emergency order easing coronavirus restrictions...

Starting Monday, more people will be allowed in bars and restaurants, and larger gathering sizes will be allowed. Restrictions on organized sports are also eased....

 2021-01-28 23:58 

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Read the full text of Anchorage’s emergency order loosening business restrictions...
 2021-01-28 23:28 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 184 new infections and 1 death reported Thursday...

Reduced community transmission of the virus allowed commanders to rescind a public health emergency in place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson since November....

 2021-01-28 14:55 

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What do you want to ask candidates for Anchorage mayor and school board? We want to hear from you....

We're putting together detailed surveys for candidates in the spring election....

 2021-01-28 05:55 

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Anchorage to announce it will further ease COVID-19 restrictions, allowing more people in bars and restaurants...

The time limit for businesses serving alcohol will also change from 11 p.m. to midnight, the acting mayor's office said....

 2021-01-28 02:54 

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Justice Department opens civil rights probe into whether Alaska ‘unnecessarily institutionalizes’ children...

The investigation will examine whether Alaska youths being sent to locked hospitals or Outside psychiatric facilities could instead be treated in their homes and communities — if the right supports were available....

 2021-01-27 22:54 

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Kennel cough is ripping through Anchorage dog parks, and veterinarians recommend social distancing for pets...

The highly contagious respiratory infection is treatable and varies widely in severity....

 2021-01-27 22:24 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 180 new infections and 1 death reported Wednesday...

By Wednesday, 84,746 people — just under 12% of Alaska's population — had received at least the first vaccine dose....

 2021-01-27 21:54 

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Controlling COVID-19 a bigger concern to Anchorage businesses than city regulations, survey finds...

However, businesses citing the municipality's regulations as a "significant"; barrier to growth did increase in 2020 from 2019, from 12% to 22%, the annual survey said....

 2021-01-27 20:23 

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‘Sinkhole’ in Southwest Alaska village linked to thawing permafrost forces family to evacuate...

Chefornak Mayor Anna Abraham said that a few years ago, a man fell into a mud-filled hole while walking with his 2-year-old daughter....

 2021-01-27 17:53 

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Plane, pilot missing in Washington state waters after flight from Southeast Alaska...

The Coast Guard searched overnight and into Wednesday for a Cessna 170 out of Ketchikan believed to have gone down near Port Angeles....

 2021-01-27 14:53 

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Anchorage voters will decide on tax levy that would outfit police with body cameras and other tech...

The Assembly dedicated $250,000 in municipal funds to upgrading police technology and put a $1.8 million tax levy on the April election ballot....

 2021-01-27 04:51 

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Fairbanks community members gather for vigil to raise awareness of missing person, ask for help, pray for answers...

Family members of the missing repeatedly asked for people to come forward with any information they have....

 2021-01-27 04:21 

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Beginning Thursday, thousands more Alaska seniors will be able to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments...

Appointments for seniors first become available earlier this month, but available slots were filled within hours....

 2021-01-27 01:21 

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Coronovirus outbreak at massive remote Trident seafood plant in Akutan now extends to 135 workers...

The plant is now one of three with COVID-19 outbreaks in the Aleutians after Alyeska Seafoods in Unalaska shut down Friday with the discovery of the virus in workers there....

 2021-01-27 00:21 

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More contagious COVID-19 variant detected for the first time in Alaska...

In December, an Anchorage resident became infected with a strain of virus that was originally detected in the United Kingdom....

 2021-01-26 22:20 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 89 infections, 1 death reported Tuesday...

By Tuesday, just over 11% of Alaska's population had been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus....

 2021-01-26 22:20 

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Anchorage Assembly member removed from Alaska Human Rights Commission over Nazi license plate comments...

Comments made online by Assembly member Jamie Allard had "become a distraction," said a spokesman for Gov. Mike Dunleavy....

 2021-01-26 22:20 

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Alaska DMV says it’s investigating how Nazi-themed vanity license plates were issued...

An Anchorage woman wrote to complain about seeing the license plate "FUHRER" on a Hummer SUV in October. Over the weekend, "3REICH" showed up. The Alaska DMV said it had already revoked the plates....

 2021-01-26 21:20 

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Tuluksak desperate for a source of drinking water almost 2 weeks after fire destroyed water plant...

Residents of the Southwest Alaska village are hauling water from the Kuskokwim River, collecting rainwater and drinking donated bottled water as officials seek a viable option....

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