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 2021-01-26 17:20 

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Alaska environmental regulators introduce plan to monitor cruise ship pollution after Gov. Dunleavy vetoed funding for onboard observers...

Hired inspectors and spot checks are planned under a new approach for stopping polluters....

 2021-01-26 16:51 

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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy plans remote State of the State speech, citing pandemic ‘complications’...

Senate President Peter Micciche said the governor's action was actually caused by the failure of the House to organize and formally invite the governor....

 2021-01-26 05:37 

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Anchorage Assembly to consider making mask mandate city code...

Several Anchorage Assembly members will introduce ordinances that, if passed, would change four existing emergency orders into citywide ordinances, including the mask mandate and allowing stores to use plastic bags....

 2021-01-26 04:05 

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Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill to extend COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration until the fall...

The governor can extend declarations for 30 days but any period longer than that requires legislative approval....

 2021-01-26 03:05 

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Judge rules petition to recall Anchorage Assembly member Felix Rivera can move ahead...

A vote is set to be placed on the April ballot for Anchorage voters in District 4....

 2021-01-26 01:35 

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Anchorage School District announces plan to bring students in grades 3 to 6 back to classrooms in February...

Returning third through sixth graders would bring a potential of roughly 10,000 additional students back into Anchorage classrooms, though it's not clear how many will opt to return....

 2021-01-25 23:33 

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Alaska Communications Systems will become a privately held company under a new, $332 million deal...

The deal comes after Alaska Communications rejected a smaller, $300 million deal that was announced last year....

 2021-01-25 22:35 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 84 infections and no deaths reported Monday...

Monday's cases marked the first time since September that the daily count fell below 100....

 2021-01-25 22:05 

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Alaska rises to No. 1 among states for per-capita coronavirus vaccinations...

The distinction, as troubled rollouts are reported across the U.S., comes despite Alaska's logistical challenges of bad weather, vast distances and rough terrain....

 2021-01-25 22:05 

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Company proposing cold storage facility at Anchorage international airport inks 55-year deal with state...

The effort expand markets for Alaska businesses like seafood companies, an investor said....

 2021-01-25 05:32 

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Anchorage police investigating shooting that left 2 men injured Sunday...

A shooting in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage has left one man with life-threatening injuries, police wrote....

 2021-01-24 22:31 

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Alaska coronavirus Q&A: Can I get one dose of each vaccine? How long before I’m immune to COVID-19?...

Also, how accurate are antibody tests? And do I still need a negative test result when traveling to Alaska if I'm vaccinated?...

 2021-01-24 22:31 

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Noticeably fewer Alaskans were screened for cancer in 2020 than in previous years, their doctors say...

It's too early to tell if the drop in screenings has had an impact on cancer rates, but the trend could be deadly if it persists....

 2021-01-24 21:01 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 166 new cases reported Sunday...

No new deaths were reported and all the cases identified Sunday were in Alaska residents....

 2021-01-24 20:31 

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Anchorage police search for witnesses after man injured in Spenard shooting...

One man was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound in his lower body early Sunday, police said. No suspect information was immediately available....

 2021-01-24 17:31 

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Your electricity bill in Anchorage might look different now. Here’s why....

Following Chugach Electric's $1 billion acquisition of ML&P, rates have gone down. But that doesn't necessarily mean your electric bill will be lower....

 2021-01-24 02:29 

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Man accused of setting fire to home in Western Alaska with multiple people inside, troopers say...

Ronald Kruger was arrested on charges of arson and reckless endangerment and an investigation is still ongoing, according to troopers....

 2021-01-24 00:59 

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Fort Wainwright cuts store’s night hours to reduce alcohol-related ‘harmful acts’...

The earlier closing time comes a week after Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage banned the sale of alcohol on the installation from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m....

 2021-01-24 00:29 

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Still need to get rid of your Christmas tree? Arnold the moose and Maya the musk ox will take it....

Discarded evergreen trees provide entertainment, novelty and sometimes a snack for moose, wolves, musk ox and other animals at Anchorage's zoo and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center....

 2021-01-23 21:29 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 5 deaths and 251 new cases reported Saturday...

The five deaths involved one Anchorage resident and four Wasilla residents, state data showed....

 2021-01-23 20:58 

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Suspect in custody after calling in false threat on Ketchikan-bound plane in Seattle, officials say...

Thirty passengers and five crew members were onboard the aircraft, an Alaska Airlines spokesman said....

 2021-01-23 20:58 

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New proposal from Wasilla senator would limit by-mail voting in Anchorage, Juneau and other Alaska cities...

The measure's author said it's aimed at improving election security, but one Fairbanks lawmaker called it "a voter suppression bill, plain and simple."...

 2021-01-23 19:58 

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Alaska’s all-time cold record turns 50...

The reading of minus 80 Fahrenheit was recorded by a weather observer at Prospect Creek Camp just north of the Arctic Circle....

 2021-01-23 05:26 

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Federal judge orders governor to invite Alaska Landmine owner to news conferences...

Jeff Landfield, who runs the political website, sued Gov. Mike Dunleavey....

 2021-01-23 03:26 

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State considers moving up COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers as schools return to in-person learning...

The current recommendations put some teachers in the next eligible categories, but only those 50 and older or with health conditions....

 2021-01-23 00:26 

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Coast Guard seeks information after laser pointer targets boat crew near Ketchikan...

The green laser light was pointed at a crew headed north in the Tongass Narrows....

 2021-01-23 00:26 

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After 66 days of darkness, sunshine returns to Utqiagvik, the northernmost community in the US...

The sun rose in Utqiagvik on Friday for the first time since November, signaling increasing daylight throughout the U.S....

 2021-01-22 20:55 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 290 infections and no deaths reported Friday...

Hospitalizations are now less than a third of the number during the peak in November and December....

 2021-01-22 16:24 

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68 wolves taken by trappers on Prince of Wales Island as conservationists object...

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials had ruled that trapping could be safely allowed and would not pose a danger to the overall wolf population....

 2021-01-22 04:53 

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Judge hears arguments in lawsuit aiming to halt recall of Anchorage Assembly member Rivera...

Judge Dani Crosby will make a decision in the case no later than Monday....

 2021-01-22 04:23 

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In new-look Alaska Senate, Republicans see a ‘caucus of equals’ while minority Democrats see conservatives empowered...

The Senate's new majority includes 13 Republicans and a single Democrat....

 2021-01-22 03:23 

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Bernie and his mittens travel Alaska, in meme form...

A viral internet meme featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday's inauguration ceremony was quickly embraced by Alaskans, taking him everywhere from the "Into the Wild" bus to Utqiagvik....

 2021-01-22 01:53 

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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy pitches Permanent Fund dividend change amid legislative splits...

While many legislators agree with Dunleavy that resolution is needed on the divisive PFD, some bristle at going to an advisory vote, arguing they were elected to make tough decisions....

 2021-01-22 01:53 

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ExxonMobil becomes latest sponsor to sever Iditarod ties...

The Iditarod has lost another major sponsor as it prepares for a scaled back version of this year's race because of the pandemic....

 2021-01-21 20:53 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 203 infections, 1 death reported Thursday...

At least 67,173 people in Alaska have received the first dose of a vaccine, the state reports....

 2021-01-21 18:53 

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Coronavirus outbreak shutters big Alaska fish processing plant just as pollock season starts...

The Trident Seafoods facility in the tiny Aleutian Islands town of Akutan has reported at least four coronavirus infections so far....

 2021-01-21 15:52 

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Southwest Alaska village loses running water after fire destroys plant...

Tuluksak residents who did not have potable water saved in home tanks had the option of hauling water from the Kuskokwim River or waiting for a shipment of bottled water....

 2021-01-21 03:52 

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Anchorage elementary schools buzz with excitement and apprehension as in-person class begins...

The Anchorage School District on Wednesday launched its plan to phase students back into classrooms, beginning with the district's youngest students....

 2021-01-21 02:50 

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Formerly endangered gray whale population along West Coast plunges...

The gray whale population has plunged by about a quarter along the West Coast since 2016, according to estimates released Tuesday....

 2021-01-21 02:50 

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December’s federal coronavirus aid bill set aside $200 million for Alaska renters, but applications aren’t ready yet...

The money will be divided between Anchorage and the rest of the state....

 2021-01-21 01:51 

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Anchorage man arrested after sending death threats to Assembly member, charges say...

Richard Joe sent Assembly member John Weddleton a text threatening violence with an AR-15, police wrote in charging documents. Other Assembly members also received threats, the charges said....

 2021-01-21 00:21 

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Here’s who has filed to run for Anchorage mayor and the Anchorage School Board so far...

Mail-in ballots will be sent out 21 days before the election, which is on April 6....

 2021-01-20 23:50 

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‘It felt like I was the first person to step on Mars’: Anchorage freedivers plunge into icy Rabbit Lake...

The alpine adventure took two days, months of planning and lots of guts....

 2021-01-20 22:21 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: Record 23 deaths and 167 infections reported Wednesday...

Most of the deaths were identified during a standard death certificate review, according to Dr. Anne Zink, the state's chief medical officer....

 2021-01-20 17:19 

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Biden plans to block drilling in ANWR among his first acts as president...

The effort is scheduled a day after the Trump administration issued oil and gas leases on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....

 2021-01-20 15:50 

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Alaska SeaLife Center to be wildlife first-responder for oil spills...

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has announced plans to become a first responder for marine mammals affected by oil spills in Western Alaska....

 2021-01-20 03:49 

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Anchorage City Hall will close Wednesday out of ‘abundance of caution’...

Anchorage City Hall joins 10 other state buildings in shutting its doors during the presidential inauguration....

 2021-01-20 01:48 

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COVID-19 outbreaks shutter two of Alaska’s biggest seafood processing plants during winter fishing season...

A UniSea plant in Unalaska has had 55 workers test positive since January. Trident was reporting four cases and checking for more at its remote plant in the tiny Aleutian community of Akutan....

 2021-01-20 00:48 

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Alaska coronavirus Q&A: How do current hospitalization rates compare to an average flu season?...

Also, how is the state making sure that only those eligible to receive the vaccine are getting shots? And if you're fully vaccinated, can you still spread the virus?...

 2021-01-19 22:48 

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Trump administration issues most leases sold for ANWR oil and gas development...

The issuance of nine of the 11 leases sold could complicate efforts by President-elect Joe Biden to halt or delay drilling there....

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