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 2021-01-09 01:26 

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Dunleavy administration will appeal federal government’s decision to reject Pebble mine permit...

Pebble itself has not filed an appeal. The Dunleavy administration wants the permit denial returned to the U.S Corps of Engineers Alaska District for additional review....

 2021-01-09 00:56 

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Alaska Supreme Court confirms Rep. Lance Pruitt’s 11-vote loss in Anchorage state House race...

Rep.-elect Liz Snyder is flying to Juneau on Saturday ahead of the new legislative session....

 2021-01-08 22:24 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 411 infections and no new deaths reported Friday...

"In the last few days, we have started to see case counts bump back up a little bit," said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, an epidemiologist with the state. "So I just want to really encourage people to continue to remain vigilant."...

 2021-01-08 21:55 

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls on President Trump to resign, questions her future as a Republican...

"I want him out. He has caused enough damage," Murkowski said in an interview Friday from her office in the U.S. Capitol....

 2021-01-08 19:25 

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Anchorage schools rolling out new COVID-19 testing sites...

Pop-up testing is available in parking lots at 11 schools on a scheduled basis. Starting Jan. 19, walk-up testing sites for school district staff and symptomatic students, with results in 24 hours, will also be available....

 2021-01-08 13:55 

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Man dies of apparently self-inflicted wound during standoff with officers in East Anchorage...

Police said a woman suffered a non-life-threatening wound before officers arrived on the scene....

 2021-01-08 07:24 

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Alaska Supreme Court to hear challenge in Anchorage House race decided by 11 votes...

The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Friday, 11 days before the next Legislature is set to convene....

 2021-01-08 04:54 

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What he saw: Q&A with Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on the Capitol riot and what happens next...

Sullivan shared his thoughts on removing President Donald Trump, voting to uphold the election and whether another attack could happen....

 2021-01-08 04:54 

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Murkowski: Capitol riot was ‘incited from the highest level’...

Alaska's senior senator speaks in a video address....

 2021-01-08 03:52 

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Anchorage school nurses deployed at what unexpectedly became the city’s first large-scale vaccination effort for seniors...

The school district's operation began Wednesday and so far is vaccinating more than double the number of people it has scheduled for appointments....

 2021-01-08 03:23 

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Alaska state legislator who attended D.C. Trump rally pushes debunked theory antifa was responsible for storming U.S. Capitol...

Despite a lack of evidence, the blame-shifting narrative that left-wing activists are responsible for storming the U.S. Capitol has been repeated by Republican politicians....

 2021-01-08 03:23 

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Mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at Alaska Airlines Center for seniors and health care workers...

Sign-ups for the Anchorage clinic began Thursday at 6 p.m. on the state's vaccine website....

 2021-01-08 01:23 

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Utqiagvik man faces murder charge in fatal stabbing...

Police say 43-year-old Randy Peters is responsible for the stabbing death of 32-year-old Floyd Sovalik Jr....

 2021-01-08 01:23 

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COVID-19 outbreak in Kivalina has Northwest Alaska village on high alert...

Tribal health authorities also reported nearly 100 new cases this week in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region....

 2021-01-07 22:51 

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Alaska’s population drops for the 4th year in a row, extending record losses...

A new estimate says the state has fewer people in 2020 than it did in 2012....

 2021-01-07 21:23 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 3 deaths and 328 new infections reported Thursday...

At least 20,775 people in Alaska have received a dose of vaccine, according to a dashboard last updated Wednesday....

 2021-01-07 18:52 

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Kenai Peninsula among Alaska’s top recipients of pandemic relief funds...

An analysis found 1,041 Peninsula-based businesses received direct assistance from the state's AK CARES small business relief grants....

 2021-01-07 05:20 

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‘It’s bumpy for sure’: All appointments full within hours on Alaska’s first day of vaccine scheduling for seniors...

Even as some received the COVID-19 vaccine early, other people over 65 around the state said they tried unsuccessfully to even book a time slot....

 2021-01-07 04:19 

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Livestreaming the mob inside the US Capitol, an Anchorage-raised internet troll famous for extremism...

"Baked Alaska," aka Tim Gionet, hasn't lived in the state in years. But his online identity trades off his roots in Alaska....

 2021-01-07 03:20 

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Anchorage teachers are preparing to return to classrooms before many will receive a vaccine...

The leader of the teachers union has called on the district to better align its school start plan with the vaccine rollout, or to allow teachers, staff and students to return to classrooms on a voluntary basis....

 2021-01-07 01:20 

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2 cruise lines cancel Alaska sailings at start of 2021 tourist season...

Holland America and Princess are canceling several sailings in May, a sign that the continuing coronavirus pandemic could have a major impact on Alaska's 2021 tourist season....

 2021-01-07 00:50 

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Former Anchorage doctor sentenced to home imprisonment for his role in opioid conspiracy, fraud...

Michael Robertson admitted to prescribing unnecessary opioids to patients in order to divert some of the medications back to himself....

 2021-01-06 22:19 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 353 new infections and 2 deaths reported Wednesday...

The number of people hospitalized with the virus jumped between Tuesday and Wednesday, state data shows....

 2021-01-06 22:19 

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Alaska congressional delegation safe, denounces riotous invasion of Capitol...

State Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, participated in the D.C. protests....

 2021-01-06 19:48 

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ANWR lease sale brings in $14.4 million in bids, mostly from Alaska state-owned corporation...

The vast majority of bids submitted by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority....

 2021-01-06 17:49 

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Man dies in cabin fire near Fairbanks...

An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing, but troopers said there were no initial indications of foul play....

 2021-01-06 02:17 

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Judge denies request to halt Trump administration from issuing oil leases in ANWR...

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason denied the request, but the broader case against the federal government is not decided....

 2021-01-05 23:16 

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What will happen at the first-ever ANWR oil lease sale? Here’s what we know....

It's uncertain whether there will be much bidding announced on Wednesday, but the stakes are high....

 2021-01-05 22:46 

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Group trying to recall Anchorage Assembly member Felix Rivera says it has collected enough signatures for a vote...

A group supporting Rivera has filed a lawsuit against the Municipality of Anchorage and the municipal clerk for approving the recall petition....

 2021-01-05 20:46 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 206 new infections and no deaths reported Tuesday...

The daily tally marked another relatively low number, though continued elevated case counts were reported in several areas including the Yukon-Kuskokwim region....

 2021-01-05 19:46 

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Emmonak man beat another to death during New Year’s argument, troopers say...

Alaska State Troopers said 27-year-old Rudolf Waska is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Brian Agwiak....

 2021-01-05 19:16 

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Search continues in Southwest Alaska after two snowmachiners fall through ice...

One driver's body and both snowmachines were pulled from the Kuskokwim River downstream from Tuluksak over the weekend, officials said....

 2021-01-05 04:13 

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Alaska Republicans urge state’s congressional delegation to oppose Biden’s win...

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has already said she will not....

 2021-01-05 02:42 

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GCI cable customers lose access to channels as contract dispute with TV network owners continues...

Local Fox, ABC and CW channels are currently not available to GCI customers....

 2021-01-05 01:13 

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Bids have been placed in ANWR oil lease sale, federal agency confirms, as a judge hears case to prevent drilling...

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason said she would try to issue a decision by "close of business" on Tuesday, the eve of the sale....

 2021-01-04 21:43 

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Trump administration finalizes plan to expand oil drilling opportunities by millions of acres in Arctic Alaska reserve...

The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the largest area of federally managed land in the U.S., contains large new oil discoveries, including ConocoPhillips' Willow prospect....

 2021-01-04 21:13 

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State now says Alaskans 65 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine starting next week...

Health officials initially said seniors would need to wait until later this month but now say they can sign up sooner than expected....

 2021-01-04 20:43 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 3 deaths, 232 new infections reported Monday...

Two of the deaths were of residents of the Bethel area, state data shows....

 2021-01-04 16:12 

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Federal wildlife officers investigate shooting of Alaska bald eagle near Juneau...

The bird's pelvis was shattered and there was mounting lead poisoning from a type of shotgun ammunition that is illegal in Alaska, and it had to be euthanized....

 2021-01-03 22:34 

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Pedestrian on Glenn Highway dies after being struck by vehicle, police say...

25-year-old Brian McGee is facing a misdemeanor charge for failure to render aid. Police said the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed against McGee....

 2021-01-03 21:33 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 239 new cases reported Sunday, no new deaths...

Sunday's case count fall into an overall trend of decreased cases during the last several weeks....

 2021-01-03 21:33 

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In a year where homicide rates increased nationwide, Anchorage saw significant decreases...

There were roughly half the number of homicides in Anchorage over the course of 2020 as there were in 2019. Officials wonder how much of that is connected to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-03 20:03 

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Police report woman was fatally shot Saturday in Northeast Anchorage...

Police detained one person for questioning, but the department did not say if he or she was expected to face charges related to the death....

 2021-01-03 17:01 

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Alaska to spend $3M in virus aid on public communications...

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has said it allocated $3.2 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to hire two public relations firms based in Anchorage to help with coronavirus communications across the state....

 2021-01-03 16:02 

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As Arctic Refuge oil lease sale looms, a court will consider a request to halt the Trump administration from issuing leases...

Oral arguments in federal court could launch an eventful week for efforts to drill in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife refuge....

 2021-01-03 16:02 

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As pandemic-cooped crowds hit Alaska’s backcountry, concerns grow about avalanche danger for all users...

Winter safety experts want new users to be aware of the risks and experienced ones to exercise care if they seek out new, unexplored terrain to escape the crowds....

 2021-01-03 03:58 

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Alaska coronavirus Q&A: Why is it taking so long for Alaskans to receive vaccinations?...

Strict temperature requirements for the vaccines make careful planning essential....

 2021-01-03 03:28 

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Amid COVID-19 vaccine confusion, health officials clarify that most Alaska seniors can’t get shots yet...

Some Alaskans are trying to book vaccination appointments before they're actually eligible to receive the vaccine....

 2021-01-02 23:27 

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Exploring the gardening potential of the Last Frontier over 100 years ago...

Around the turn of the 20th century, Charles C. Georgeson helped establish agricultural experimental stations across Alaska....

 2021-01-02 20:26 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 300 new infections and no deaths reported Saturday...

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations remain lower than they were in November....

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