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 2021-07-28 04:24 

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US Senate candidate under investigation for improperly receiving resident sportfish license...

Kelly Tshibaka is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski....

 2021-07-28 01:53 

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Investigated for racist social media posts, assistant attorney general leaves Alaska Department of Law...

The agency declined to say whether he quit or was fired by the state....

 2021-07-28 00:53 

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With the number of COVID-19 patients again on the rise, some Alaska hospitals resume pandemic policies as they urge more people to get vaccinated...

Alaska hospital administrators during a briefing Tuesday stopped short of urging policy makers to adopt mandates....

 2021-07-27 21:23 

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Anchorage Health Department epidemiologist resigns...

Janet Johnston tracked data on COVID-19 in Anchorage and Alaska, using the information to help inform the city's response to the pandemic. Johnston said it was her own decision to resign....

 2021-07-27 19:52 

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12-year-old Fairbanks boy dies in ATV crash near Healy, troopers say...

Two boys were riding together on the ATV when it hit a bump and rolled about 18 miles northeast of Healy, troopers said....

 2021-07-27 19:52 

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Man shot in Anchorage last month has died, police say...

No charges have been filed and a homicide investigation is ongoing, police said....

 2021-07-27 19:22 

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Seward erupts in joy as hometown swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins Olympic gold medal...

Hundreds of residents watching a live feed inside the Alaska Railroad terminal cheered as the 17-year-old won the 100 meter-breaststroke....

 2021-07-27 15:22 

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Troopers: No survivors in crash of aircraft in Chugach State Park...

Troopers said the aircraft left an Anchorage airport and flew up Knik River Valley toward Knik Glacier and Lake George before heading into Chugach State Park....

 2021-07-27 13:52 

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Man dies after being struck by motorcycle in Midtown Anchorage...

A man crossing the intersection of C Street and 32nd Avenue late Monday was struck by a motorcycle and died at a hospital, police said....

 2021-07-27 03:49 

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Anchorage Assembly proposal for new special assistant position draws objection from mayor...

Assembly members say their workload has gone up and a special assistant position would provide needed help. A spokesman for the mayor's office said the position, as proposed, "would be void of any checks and balances."...

 2021-07-27 03:49 

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Alaska Legislature will take public testimony on the future of the state budget and Permanent Fund dividend this week...

A multipartisan working group has been debating different proposals ahead of an Aug. 2 special session....

 2021-07-27 01:49 

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Federal wildlife agency will review possible Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Southeast Alaska...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is initiating a review to determine if protections for wolves are warranted....

 2021-07-27 01:19 

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Alaska hospital group warns the potential for a surge in COVID-19 admissions ‘increasing by the day’...

Alaska on Monday reported 96 COVID-19-related hospitalizations statewide — a sharp increase from 80 on Friday and 70 last Wednesday....

 2021-07-27 01:19 

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An Anchorage woman retrieves her lost diamond after a TSA officer finds it in the Ketchikan airport...

Danielle Wakefield, who flew to Ketchikan for the state softball youth tournament last week, was devastated when she discovered the diamond had fallen out of her ring....

 2021-07-27 00:19 

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Person on board large cruise ship in Southeast Alaska tests positive for COVID-19...

A City and Borough of Juneau official confirmed on Monday that one vaccinated person from the cruise ship Celebrity Millennium was found to be infected with COVID-19 over the weekend....

 2021-07-26 21:49 

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Man set fire to Roscoe’s restaurant in downtown Anchorage Saturday, police say...

Matthew Wooten damaged a cable box, motorhome and pickup truck before breaking the window of Roscoe's Catfish and BBQ and starting a fire, police said....

 2021-07-26 16:48 

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California woman dies in Sterling Highway collision...

Nancy Virlee Christiansen crossed the center line near Kasilof and collided with an SUV and a pickup, Alaska State Troopers said....

 2021-07-26 13:48 

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Solo miner recounts dayslong siege by aggressive bear near Nome...

Help finally arrived when a Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted Richard Jessee signaling to them and an "SOS" sign on his cabin roof....

 2021-07-26 03:46 

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New Sunday market ‘social’ launches with hopes of drawing crowds to downtown Anchorage...

The ANC Market Social is scheduled every Sunday through September. Organizers hope the event will draw crowds to downtown following the relocation of The Anchorage Market to the Dimond Center....

 2021-07-25 16:15 

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Divine transformation: Ex-Alaska strip club becomes church...

A popular strip club that once beckoned customers off a busy highway leading into Anchorage is now a church offering salvation — instead of temptation — thanks to a daughter of a former exotic dancer....

 2021-07-25 14:45 

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Coronavirus Q&A: How full are Anchorage hospitals? Should vaccinated Alaskans do anything differently as cases rise?...

A rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state is putting renewed focus on hospital capacity in Alaska's largest city and pandemic precautions....

 2021-07-24 20:42 

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Exploring the mystery and majesty of the Alaska yellow cedar...

Heavenly smelling samples extracted from Southeast could unlock the secrets of a ghost forest by La Perouse Glacier....

 2021-07-24 17:12 

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The trek for dinosaurs in Alaska’s Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve...

Three scientists spent eight days searching for such fossils to reconstruct the extinct creatures' ecosystem. They hope their research could shed light on climate change, too....

 2021-07-24 04:41 

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First large cruise ship arrives in Juneau after 21-month absence, bringing tourists and cautious optimism...

Fewer than 100,000 passengers are expected to visit the capital city this year, down from more than 1.3 million in 2019, but an increase from last year....

 2021-07-24 02:41 

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Commission staff recommends $52,650 fine against Anchorage Mayor Bronson for campaign finance violations...

The report, issued Friday, details violations of campaign finance transparency rules and recommends that the Alaska Public Offices Commission issue the full civil penalty....

 2021-07-24 00:39 

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Alaska’s COVID-19 surge continues with 447 cases, 2 deaths and rising hospitalizations reported Thursday and Friday...

There were 65 new cases reported in Sitka, which has been grappling with a significant rise in cases. Officials anticipate that the statewide virus surge will continue based on current trends....

 2021-07-24 00:39 

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Alaska Communications sold to East Coast firm and investors for $343 million...

Prices and operations are not expected to change, a spokeswoman said....

 2021-07-24 00:39 

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New data offers view of Alaska officers’ use of force against citizens, from Tasers to guns...

"I think it is always useful for the public to know what kind of coercive force is being used by the government against, on whom and how often," said the head of the Alaska Justice Information Center....

 2021-07-23 23:11 

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COVID-19 case prompts Anchorage’s middle school summer program at Dimond High to shift online...

Someone in the program tested positive Thursday after developing symptoms in school, district officials say....

 2021-07-23 22:10 

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Ruling expected next week in Alaska lawsuit over state budget effective date...

A state court judge heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit filed by Alaska's attorney general that raised questions about when the state budget takes effect....

 2021-07-23 20:10 

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Six female artists from Alaska to add to your summer playlist...

Ava Earl, Nichole-Lee, Bethlehem Shalom, Erin Heist, Kodi Hannah and Liz Snyder are all releasing new music this summer....

 2021-07-23 16:40 

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‘Healing event’ at Alaska Native Heritage Center commemorates children who died at residential schools in Canada...

Featured speaker Jim LaBelle Sr. "Aqpayuq" spent 10 years at two boarding schools in Alaska. "Powerful over the powerless," is how LaBelle described it....

 2021-07-23 02:07 

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Under investigation for racist social media posts, an assistant attorney general is removed from state’s legal cases...

Matthias Cicotte had represented the state's prison system on behalf of the Alaska Department of Law....

 2021-07-23 02:07 

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Coast Guard icebreaker will make Northwest Passage transit in new Arctic mission...

The Northwest Passage part of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy's voyage is expected to last about 10 days, and take place in September....

 2021-07-23 01:38 

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‘This is not the same virus’: A new resurgence of COVID-19 shutters Cordova seafood plant...

A surge of new coronavirus cases triggered a mask mandate for city employees, closed processing plant campuses and shuttered one plant during a salmon opener....

 2021-07-23 01:08 

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Juneau will enact limits on gatherings, gyms and indoor bar service due to COVID-19 spread...

The measures are set to take effect at noon Friday. Officials are also recommending that restaurants reduce capacity to ensure distance between dining parties....

 2021-07-23 00:38 

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Sinkhole closes 2 inbound lanes of Glenn Highway in East Anchorage, police say...

The middle and right inbound lanes of the highway were closed after the McCarrey Street overpass, police said....

 2021-07-23 00:38 

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Man pleads guilty to fraud in cybercrime scheme that caused internet bills to spike for dozens of Alaskans...

The scheme affected over 1,000 routers globally, including 60 in Alaska, where victims faced hundreds or thousands of dollars of increased charges for internet service as a result, officials said....

 2021-07-22 03:35 

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Report: Alaska assistant attorney general espoused racist and antisemitic views on social media...

The Alaska Department of Law is investigating an assistant attorney general after The Guardian published a story alleging he has espoused racist and antisemitic views on social media for years under a pseudonym....

 2021-07-22 03:35 

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A swimmer and a rugby player will represent Alaska at the Tokyo Olympics, and both have medal aspirations...

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby's first race is early Sunday morning, and Eagle River rugby player Alev Kelter has her first match on Wednesday, July 28....

 2021-07-22 02:34 

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Group estimates Anchorage needs at least 465 more homeless shelter beds this winter, even with the Sullivan mass shelter open...

The delta variant of COVID-19 is further complicating the city's efforts to find enough shelter capacity for Anchorage's homeless population this winter....

 2021-07-22 01:04 

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Sitka grapples with spread of COVID-19 as Alaska sees continued rise in cases...

The Southeast community reported more than 60 new cases this week. Also, a visitor who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday flew from Sitka to Juneau, and then Seattle....

 2021-07-21 23:04 

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Cruise lines navigate complex rules as Alaska sailings resume...

Starting Friday, ships will leave Seattle almost daily for the rest of the month. In August, some days will see two departures....

 2021-07-21 20:04 

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Updated Juneau maps add buildings to avalanche risk zones...

The new maps, finished this year, used technology to chart the risks and are meant to update hazard maps made in the 1970s....

 2021-07-21 20:04 

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Former Bethel principal sentenced to 15 years in prison on state charges of sexual abuse of a minor...

Christopher Carmichael's sentence will be served simultaneously with a sentence handed down last week in federal court....

 2021-07-21 16:33 

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Coast Guard helicopter crew spots SOS sign on shack near Nome, rescues man who said he was attacked by bear...

"The man reported that the bear had returned to his camp and harassed him every night for a week straight," the Coast Guard said....

 2021-07-21 13:33 

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Jill Biden stops in Anchorage Wednesday on her way to Tokyo Olympics...

The first lady will visit Alaska Fisher House, where military and veteran families stay at no cost while a loved one is in the hospital. She will also visit the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccinations....

 2021-07-21 03:01 

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How much longer will Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena be a mass homeless shelter? It depends — on funding, need, politics and more....

Sullivan Arena was never meant to be a long-term solution. Still, as the mayor and the Assembly have yet to agree on a plan, some officials suggest it should stay a shelter beyond September....

 2021-07-21 02:31 

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How do wildlife officials manage injured bears around Anchorage? Options are limited....

Bears often recover from injuries naturally, but Fish and Game officials will dispatch an animal if it doesn't seem like they'll recover....

 2021-07-21 01:02 

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to visit Alaska amid fight over Izembek road, court filing says...

Haaland committed during her confirmation process to meeting with residents of King Cove, a community at the center of the dispute, according to the filing from a Justice Department attorney....

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