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 2021-07-20 23:31 

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Permit denied for large Mat-Su gravel pit in middle of neighborhood off Parks Highway...

The denial sets up a potential conflict between the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority's obligation to make money for beneficiaries....

 2021-07-20 23:01 

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Man shoots grizzly bear sow that charged him near trail off Chena Hot Springs Road, troopers say...

The injured bear left the area and had not been located by Tuesday afternoon, troopers said....

 2021-07-20 22:01 

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Curious Alaska: What really happens to our recyclables?...

Anchorage doesn't have much manufacturing, so most of the recycling in the state's most populous city is sent to the Lower 48 by barge....

 2021-07-20 01:56 

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Alaska Federation of Natives and other groups sue governor over fund that subsidizes rural Alaska energy...

The Legislature created the Power Cost Equalization fund in 2000 to help equalize high power prices in rural areas....

 2021-07-19 23:26 

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Alaska reports 456 coronavirus cases over the weekend as hospitalizations rise...

By Monday, virus-related hospitalizations in the state had surpassed a previous surge in May....

 2021-07-19 21:26 

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Soldotna man charged with murder, DUI after fleeing fatal rollover, charges say...

David Casey crashed his SUV into trees after failing to navigate a turn, charging documents said....

 2021-07-19 20:26 

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Executive leading major Alaska oil development resigns, leaving project’s timeline uncertain...

Oil Search's Keiran Wulff, who was managing development of the Pikka project, was coping with a deteriorating medical condition and also faced a whistleblower complaint, company officials said....

 2021-07-19 02:24 

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3 dead, 4 injured in fiery crash on Kenai Spur Highway, police say...

A small passenger car lost control while passing in the right lane and crossed into oncoming traffic, where it collided with a pickup truck on Saturday, Kenai police said....

 2021-07-18 19:53 

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Motorcyclist collides with ATV in Wasilla after Troopers end chase...

Charles Steward refused to stop for Alaska State Troopers and led them on a chase before he eventually collided with an ATV, troopers said....

 2021-07-18 19:23 

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Michigan man drowns near Glacier View, troopers say...

Clare Harkema went underwater and did not resurface Saturday afternoon, troopers said....

 2021-07-18 18:52 

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Alaska’s child care sector, essential to economic recovery, is struggling to find workers...

That means fewer slots in early-childhood and after-school programs than there were before the pandemic, when the state was already strapped for child care....

 2021-07-18 15:52 

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Traveling in Alaska this summer? Bring your sense of adventure, but also a backup plan and some patience...

As the tourism industry rebounds, out-of-state visitors and adventuring Alaskans alike can expect crowded restaurants, long lines and busy boardwalks this summer....

 2021-07-17 23:50 

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Siberian wildfire smoke causes hazy skies in Southcentral Alaska...

The haze is expected to subside by the middle of next week, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said....

 2021-07-17 21:19 

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Recent shooting of Korean cab driver leaves others in Bethel reeling...

"I'm very afraid now because the same thing could happen to me," said Bethel cab driver Geon Soo Choi....

 2021-07-17 20:49 

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Returning to a ghost forest near a Southeast Alaska glacier for deeper examination...

A UAF scientist hopes that further study of the trees, which La Perouse Glacier plowed over in the mid-1800s, will shed light on how the forest responds to extreme changes in climate....

 2021-07-17 20:19 

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Motorcycle and dump truck collide in Palmer, sending man and son to hospital, troopers say...

A 41-year-old man from Wasilla and his 12-year-old son were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, troopers said....

 2021-07-17 19:19 

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Open & Shut: A bike apparel boutique for women and a late-night diner open, while the Bradley House and a taco truck end their run...

Also, there's a new spot to rent e-bikes downtown, Speedway Express takes over Tesoro gas stations and the ShuzyQ shoe store finds a new home....

 2021-07-17 18:49 

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2 rescued after small plane makes emergency landing at mouth of Susitna River...

The Super Cub's pilot and passenger were flown to a hospital after their plane experienced engine failure and they had to make an emergency landing, the Guard said....

 2021-07-17 02:15 

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Alaska reports 284 COVID-19 cases, no deaths over 2 days as hospitalizations continue to tick upward...

About 99% of Alaska's COVID-19 hospitalizations have involved people who aren't fully vaccinated....

 2021-07-17 01:16 

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Man tried to take control of taxi at Anchorage airport before jumping off ramp to flee officer, police say...

The man, who was injured in the fall, was taken to a hospital....

 2021-07-16 20:44 

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Utah man who fatally beat his wife on Alaska cruise dies in custody...

Kenneth Manzanares was being held at a facility in Juneau when he was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday morning, the Alaska Department of Corrections said....

 2021-07-16 20:14 

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Police seek possible suspect vehicle in hit-and-run on woman lying in Midtown Anchorage street...

Officers are looking for a dark blue or black Chevrolet Impala possibly involved in the incident on 27th Avenue at Blueberry Road early June 17....

 2021-07-16 17:45 

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Alaska job numbers were up in June but still below pre-pandemic levels...

Alaska had about 17,000 more jobs last month than it did in June 2020, with most industries seeing gains over that period, a report released Friday by the state labor department shows....

 2021-07-16 16:45 

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An Anchorage anesthesiologist is in charge of a plan to reimagine homeless shelters in the city. Who is he, and how’d he get here?...

"This is an opportunity that will not come again," said Dr. John Morris. "It will not come again."...

 2021-07-16 02:14 

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A small percentage of Alaska’s COVID-19 cases have involved vaccinated individuals. Here’s what we know so far....

From February through June, 656 COVID-19 cases — or 4.2% of all cases reported in Alaska over that time period — involved people who were fully vaccinated....

 2021-07-16 00:41 

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Fundraising reports show Murkowski with big cash lead over GOP rival Tshibaka...

U.S. Sen. Murkowski, a Republican who has not officially announced plans for reelection next year, has $2.3 million available in her campaign coffers as of June 30, her report shows....

 2021-07-15 21:43 

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Driver charged with DUI and assault in Anchorage collision with pedestrian and dog...

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries but her dog died at the scene on DeBarr Road, police said....

 2021-07-15 21:13 

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Sitka requires masks in city buildings as coronavirus infections spike...

City officials said 18 of the 60 new cases were reported in people who were fully vaccinated....

 2021-07-15 15:12 

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Biden administration proposes sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest...

The plan will end large-scale logging of old-growth timber and bar road development on more than 9 million acres....

 2021-07-15 04:11 

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With plans for a new Anchorage homeless shelter stalled, members of the city Assembly and Mayor Bronson say they’re still hopeful for a compromise...

The mayor said Wednesday he was reevaluating the situation and expects to share a new plan soon....

 2021-07-15 03:11 

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Program that pays restaurants to prepare food for Alaskans in need fires back up in Anchorage...

The program provided around 110,000 meals during the pandemic and enough work for close to 900 people, including about 600 that would not otherwise have had jobs....

 2021-07-15 02:41 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 247 cases and no new deaths reported over last 2 days...

Cases have climbed statewide, including in the Prince William Sound community of Cordova, which is contending with community spread of the virus....

 2021-07-15 02:11 

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Downtown Anchorage will host a new weekly outdoor market and beer garden...

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership hopes the ANC Market Social will help fill the void left by the long-running Anchorage Market and bring more traffic to nearby businesses....

 2021-07-15 01:41 

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Another 7 COVID-19 cases tied to Southeast Alaska cruise, bringing total to 10...

Six individuals are isolating in Juneau while four are isolating in Petersburg, according to officials....

 2021-07-15 01:11 

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Gov. Dunleavy fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Alaska chief medical officer says...

A spokesperson for the governor says his vaccination "was a private decision, which is what he has always advocated for in dealing with this virus."...

 2021-07-15 00:41 

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Beaver dam outbursts prompt effort to keep debris from crossing Richardson Highway again...

While officials estimate there's a low risk that anyone could be harmed in a future outburst, the transportation department is trying to act swiftly to prevent another road closure....

 2021-07-15 00:41 

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Murkowski campaign teases fundraising ahead of filing deadline for US Senate race...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn't officially announced if she will run again next year, but an adviser says her campaign fundraising "strongly positions" the Alaska Republican for a reelection bid....

 2021-07-15 00:41 

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Kenai school officials say critical race theory not part of district’s curriculum...

"Teaching the facts of history, current events and critical thinking is what we do and will continue to do," Superintendent Clayton Holland says....

 2021-07-14 22:10 

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Evacuation alert level eases as wildfire continues to burn near Chena Hot Springs...

People nearby are urged to be ready to evacuate if conditions change for the 38,000-acre Munson Creek Fire....

 2021-07-14 21:40 

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Westbound DeBarr Road closed after vehicle hits pedestrian, Anchorage police say...

The person was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, police said....

 2021-07-14 20:40 

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Alaska Native communities get federal grants to reduce energy costs...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the grants during a teleconference Tuesday....

 2021-07-14 19:10 

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Anchorage Assembly confirms Demboski as Mayor Bronson’s municipal manager...

The Assembly confirmed the first five of Bronson's appointees on Tuesday....

 2021-07-14 18:10 

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F-22 Raptors from Alaska and Hawaii to fly in large numbers for China-focused exercise in Western Pacific...

The exercise being held in July — Pacific Air Forces wasn't more specific — involves more than 35 aircraft and 800 personnel, and takes place at three airports on Guam and one on Tinian....

 2021-07-14 04:17 

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Anchorage Assembly kills Mayor Bronson’s proposal for East Anchorage shelter...

In a procedural twist, members of the Assembly refused to put Bronson's proposal on the agenda for a public hearing at their next meeting on July 27, effectively rendering the proposal dead....

 2021-07-14 04:17 

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Jury determines that Homer woman missing for 2 years can be presumed dead...

Homer police said they consider the case involving Anesha "Duffy" Murnane — who a jury determined died by homicide — to be active and under investigation....

 2021-07-14 02:16 

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Bail remains set at $350K for man indicted in Anchorage shooting that left 1 dead, 4 injured...

Limited information was available about the condition of the surviving victims Tuesday....

 2021-07-13 23:46 

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Jill Biden to attend Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, stopping in Alaska en route...

The first lady is also expected to attend some sporting events, as well as hold official events in Alaska and Hawaii on the way to and from Japan....

 2021-07-13 22:46 

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Curious Alaska: Why don’t we have a Trader Joe’s (or Ikea, or Whole Foods)?...

When contacted directly, the companies didn't offer much about why they don't have a presence in Alaska. But there are clues....

 2021-07-13 21:45 

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Former Bethel principal sentenced to 15 years for trying to sexually entice a child...

Christopher Carmichael will spend the rest of his life on supervised release after he serves his prison sentence....

 2021-07-13 02:43 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 174 cases and two deaths reported over the weekend as hospitalizations jump...

By Monday, there were 46 people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state — up from 28 on Friday....

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