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 2021-01-15 04:13 

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Troopers investigate death of Hooper Bay woman found along Parks Highway as homicide...

Little information was available about the death of 26-year-old Arnoldine Simone Hill, but troopers said a homicide investigation is ongoing....

 2021-01-15 03:13 

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Gov. Dunleavy extends state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration to aid vaccine distribution...

The declaration expires in mid-February. A previous 30-day declaration was set to expire Tuesday....

 2021-01-15 02:13 

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Bail set at $1 million for Anchorage mother accused of killing 5-year-old son...

During an arraignment hearing Thursday, the child's grandmother made an emotional plea for 29-year-old Marley Marque to stay incarcerated....

 2021-01-15 01:13 

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Alaska Airlines steps up safety measures for DC flights as officials try to head off more violence...

The airline will prohibit passengers from checking firearms and cap capacity loads on flights to and from Washington, D.C., at least through Jan. 22....

 2021-01-14 23:44 

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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Subway in northeast Anchorage...

Police asked the public to avoid the area around the Subway restaurant on Northway Drive on Thursday afternoon....

 2021-01-14 22:04 

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Eagle River resident shot man to death in Wasilla apartment and pointed gun at friends, charges say...

Mathew Sanchez began acting strangely and took a gun into the bathroom while talking to himself before he fatally shot Matthew Lundy, according to an affidavit....

 2021-01-14 21:34 

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: House acted ‘appropriately’ after Capitol riot with Trump’s impeachment...

Murkowski did not reveal whether she would vote to convict the president, saying instead, "I will listen carefully and consider the arguments of both sides."...

 2021-01-14 21:03 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 2 deaths and 341 new infections reported Thursday...

The people who died with the virus were Anchorage and Fairbanks residents, preliminary data shows....

 2021-01-14 20:03 

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Anchorage man faces first-degree murder charge in November shooting after dispute over gas money...

Peejay Her was indicted on additional charges Wednesday for his role in the death of 33-year-old Rick Moa in November....

 2021-01-14 04:16 

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Alaska lawmakers return to a state Capitol locked down for COVID-19...

The legislative session starts Jan. 19 with no public allowed in the building and a lot of plexiglass....

 2021-01-14 03:15 

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Starting Friday, many struggling Alaska businesses can apply for aid through the $284 billion PPP program...

A limited opening on Monday was designed to help underserved businesses. But the program will expand starting Friday....

 2021-01-14 01:46 

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What’s the future of oil drilling in ANWR with Democrats in control of Washington?...

Even after the first-ever oil lease sale, Democratic control of the legislative and executive branches in Washington is forcing Alaskans to reassess the prospects of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....

 2021-01-13 23:46 

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Federal judge considers dispute between Landfield and Alaska governor over news conference access...

Judge Joshua Kindred said he'll rule next week whether Gov. Mike Dunleavy illegally excluded writer and website owner Jeff Landfield from news conferences....

 2021-01-13 23:16 

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Woman charged with murder in November death of 5-year-old boy in Anchorage...

Marley Marque is facing murder charges in the death of her 5-year-old relative, police said. The boy was reported missing before he was found dead in late November....

 2021-01-13 22:45 

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Man held several people at gunpoint before fatally shooting another near Wasilla, troopers say...

Matthew Sanchez is facing a charge of first-degree murder after shooting Matthew Lundy late Tuesday at an apartment outside Wasilla, troopers said....

 2021-01-13 22:14 

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Alaska Rep. Don Young votes against President Trump’s second impeachment...

This was the fourth presidential impeachment considered by the most senior member of the House of Representatives....

 2021-01-13 21:45 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 1 death and 296 infections reported Wednesday...

Hospitalizations have declined precipitously since high numbers were reported in November and early December....

 2021-01-13 21:14 

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Anchorage man accused of killing friend in Glenn Highway hit-and-run now charged with second-degree murder...

The suspect had left his friend stranded along the highway before knowingly swerving toward him with his car, according to charging documents....

 2021-01-13 18:44 

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Pedestrian badly hurt after being struck by car on Tudor Road east of Seward Highway...

Police said a teen driver left the scene after striking the woman, but returned with a parent. No charges or citations were immediately filed in the crash....

 2021-01-13 15:10 

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Anchorage Assembly condemns violence at U.S. Captiol, extends emergency declaration into April...

Political divisions among Assembly members and citizens grew starkly apparent during discussions over continued pandemic restrictions and the condemnation of last week's violence in Washington, D.C....

 2021-01-13 04:43 

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1 dead in Seward Highway crash near Moose Pass...

Troopers said a Volkswagen struck the back of road grader that was plowing, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene....

 2021-01-13 04:39 

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Alaska Federation of Natives calls for Trump’s resignation after Capitol riot...

The state's largest Alaska Native organization also praised Sen. Lisa Murkowski, saying she has been "a consistent and brave voice of reason."...

 2021-01-13 04:39 

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Anchorage’s mask mandate and summer ‘hunker down’ orders helped reduce spread of COVID-19, state report finds...

In the month after a city mask mandate took effect, there was a 60% decline in virus transmission, and two other orders caused an even more substantial decline, the report found....

 2021-01-13 02:38 

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Soldotna teachers hope a return to in-school classes will help bridge a distance-learning divide...

Students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District return to onsite classes this week....

 2021-01-12 22:08 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 1 death and 159 new cases reported Tuesday...

The person who died was an Anchorage resident, state data shows....

 2021-01-12 19:06 

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US Supreme Court to hear case on whether Alaska Native corporations should get virus aid for tribes...

The key question is whether Native corporations are considered tribes under the CARES Act, and therefore eligible for a share of $8 billion in designated pandemic relief....

 2021-01-12 17:38 

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New federally funded project aims to increase access to telehealth services in rural Alaska...

The three-year program will allow federal officials to gather data on broadband capacity in four states to eventually improve access to telehealth in rural areas....

 2021-01-12 16:07 

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More than 40% of Alaska inmates have contracted coronavirus...

Case counts have exceeded 100 inmates in at least six Alaska prisons....

 2021-01-12 16:07 

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Anchorage considers formal relationship with Eklutna village...

The ordinance was scheduled for a public hearing and vote at the assembly's meeting on Tuesday....

 2021-01-12 04:06 

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After FBI warning, heightened security at Alaska’s state capitol...

Alaska State Troopers, local police and Capitol security are wary of armed demonstrations....

 2021-01-12 03:36 

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Amid ‘incredibly limited’ COVID-19 vaccine supply in Alaska, calls grow to bump up teachers and others...

State officials say they've already allocated nearly all of the vaccine they received for this month....

 2021-01-12 02:35 

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Dimond Center plans to close Sunday after website lists it as gathering site for armed protest...

Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Anchorage's Dimond mall is acting out of an abundance of caution, the manager said....

 2021-01-12 01:05 

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Investigation into body found along Parks Highway near Willow treated as homicide...

The cause of death and a positive identification will be determined by an autopsy, troopers said....

 2021-01-12 00:35 

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Second man charged in fatal beating on New Year’s Day in Emmonak...

Darren Hootch and Rudolf Waska are facing charges of second-degree murder in the beating death of 39-year-old Brian Agwiak....

 2021-01-11 23:35 

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Dividends, lottery, alcohol, COVID-19 and taxes are featured among Alaska Legislature’s first draft bills...

The 32nd Alaska State Legislature will convene Jan. 19....

 2021-01-11 23:05 

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State pays $334,700 judgment to close abortion-veto lawsuit...

A Superior Court judge ruled in October that Gov. Mike Dunleavy acted unconstitutionally....

 2021-01-11 21:35 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 186 new cases reported Monday, no new deaths...

Nearly 4,000 additional people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between Friday and Monday, state data shows....

 2021-01-11 21:35 

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FBI, police investigating ‘suspicious vehicle’ outside Midtown Mall in Anchorage...

Road closures are expected and police are asking the public to avoid the area surrounding the mall....

 2021-01-11 20:35 

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Seven apply for upcoming vacancy on Alaska Supreme Court...

Chief Justice Joel Bolger will retire in June....

 2021-01-11 20:05 

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Navy rolls out new strategy for expanding Arctic operations...

The military's sea services will operate a full range of missions, adapt to Arctic operations and work with local and Indigenous communities to build regional security, the Navy said....

 2021-01-11 15:04 

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Man dead after shooting in East Anchorage; police seek witnesses...

No arrests had been made early Monday, and police said they're looking for witnesses....

 2021-01-10 23:03 

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These risk-taking companies gambled on Arctic refuge oil leases in the federal government’s first sale there...

An activist said the small companies "should be put on notice" that drilling opponents won't stop fighting....

 2021-01-10 23:03 

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As the pandemic presses on, some Alaskans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

Thousands of Alaskans are still waiting to become eligible to receive the vaccine, but the state is slowly inching toward herd immunity....

 2021-01-10 22:33 

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Avalanche danger is high from Girdwood to Seward Sunday, officials say...

The warning will remain in effect until Monday morning for the western Chugach and Kenai mountains near Girdwood, Turnagain Pass, Summit Lake, Lost Lake and Seward....

 2021-01-10 22:03 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 257 new cases reported Sunday, no new deaths...

By Friday, 25,058 people had received the first dose of the vaccine, according to the state's vaccine monitoring dashboard....

 2021-01-10 03:32 

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‘Things came at everybody really fast’: The sometimes rocky path of Alaska’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

Three weeks in, seniors are already getting their first shots. But progress has been complicated by confusing messaging, wary providers and reluctant recipients....

 2021-01-09 21:31 

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A new year brings giant storms, big waves and chilly winds to different parts of Alaska...

From minus 78 windchill at Howard Pass to a rarely spotted golden eagle, 2021 has already produced some surprises....

 2021-01-09 21:31 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 1 death and 378 new cases reported Saturday...

Health officials continue to express concern about a post-holiday spike in new cases, and note that the state's alert level is still high....

 2021-01-09 03:56 

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In partnership with city, Anchorage developer plans new downtown apartment complex near Park Strip...

The public-private partnership will bring a 44-unit complex of studio and one-bedroom apartments to the intersection of K Street and West Eighth Avenue....

 2021-01-09 02:56 

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Judge sides with Gov. Mike Dunleavy in confirmation dispute with Alaska Legislature...

Legislators had sued the governor, questioning whether 94 executive-branch appointments are serving legally....

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