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 2021-03-06 21:18 

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Finding the great earthquake of 1900 near Kodiak...

Using sources like the readings of seismometers that recorded the seismic waves and written records from the time, a UAF scientist is trying to detail the quake....

 2021-03-06 04:31 

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Alaska tribal health consortium provides vaccines for state Capitol...

The vaccines were delivered after a small outbreak in the Capitol that sickened at least five people and forced at least 20 legislators and staff to quarantine....

 2021-03-06 02:31 

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Former Alaska lawmaker Pat Carney dies...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered that U.S. flags and Alaska state flags fly at half-staff on Friday in Carney's honor....

 2021-03-06 00:01 

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Houston marijuana operation accused of using pesticides, falsifying records in rare criminal case...

The attorney representing Ron and Lacey Bass, owners of Mat-Su cannabis cultivation and retail businesses, say the case stems from disgruntled former employees....

 2021-03-05 23:31 

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Anchorage police: Old Seward Highway collision leaves pedestrian with life-threatening injuries...

The collision investigation has closed the southbound Old Seward Highway at Dimond, police say....

 2021-03-05 23:31 

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Alaska House condemns Anchorage lawmaker’s comments about female colleague’s appearance...

The Alaska House rebuked comments that Rep. Zack Fields made about a female colleague's physical appearance during what was supposed to be a birthday tribute to her last month....

 2021-03-05 22:30 

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Longtime Alaska lawmaker and Native leader John Sackett has died at age 76...

Sackett strove to make a difference in rural Alaska, after childhood experiences in the remote village of Cutoff highlighted shortcomings in medical, transportation and other services, according to a profile by the University of Alaska Fairbanks....

 2021-03-05 21:30 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 2 deaths and 149 infections reported Friday...

301 Alaskans and four nonresidents with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic reached the state a year ago....

 2021-03-05 19:30 

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Alaska Native group and Neiman Marcus settle lawsuit over robe with copyrighted ‘Ravenstail’ design...

Sealaska Heritage Institute said Neiman Marcus violated the copyright of Clarissa Rizal, a master weaver who created the robe in 1996....

 2021-03-05 18:59 

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Alaska seeks more than $1 billion in price-fixing lawsuit targeting large US poultry producers and distributors...

The state's action is one of many similar suits that have been filed across the nation....

 2021-03-05 05:59 

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Alaska Black Caucus pushes for pandemic-induced prison visitation restrictions to be loosened...

Officials with the Alaska Black Caucus say the ban on in-person visitation has hindered defense attorneys' efforts to represent their clients....

 2021-03-05 04:29 

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Federal investigators will weigh state of mind as one possible factor in health CEO’s Gulf of Alaska crash...

Andy Teuber, who resigned from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium last week, disappeared Tuesday afternoon in his helicopter en route to Kodiak....

 2021-03-05 02:28 

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Man hurt after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement in Dillingham now charged with attempted murder...

Daniel Wahl was arrested after he was released from an Anchorage hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound, troopers said....

 2021-03-05 01:58 

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Eagle River Sen. Lora Reinbold wants Gov. Dunleavy to apologize after scathing letter...

A spokesman said Gov. Dunleavy "will not be retracting his letter" to Reinbold....

 2021-03-04 23:27 

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Read the full text of Anchorage’s emergency order removing capacity restrictions on businesses...

The municipality's new emergency order, which takes effect at 8 a.m. March 8, also eases gathering size restrictions....

 2021-03-04 23:26 

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Anchorage will lift capacity restrictions on businesses starting Monday...

People are still required to wear masks in public in the municipality, and businesses must still maintain 6 feet of distance between groups of customers....

 2021-03-04 22:56 

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Watch live: Anchorage acting mayor announces new COVID-19 emergency order...
 2021-03-04 21:27 

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Fur Rendezvous continues through weekend, a dash of Anchorage normalcy after a difficult year...

Although many of the most popular Rondy events were canceled this year because of the pandemic, executive director John McCleary said the festival is surviving....

 2021-03-04 21:27 

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Alaska labor commissioner cancels $450,000 fine for seafood processor over health and safety problems...

Internal whistleblowers are calling for an investigation, but a preliminary federal report said there is insufficient evidence of any wrongful act by the commissioner....

 2021-03-04 20:27 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 137 new infections and no deaths reported Thursday...

Among Alaskans 16 and older, 28% had received at least one dose of vaccine....

 2021-03-04 18:27 

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Injectable medication shows promise for Anchorage’s homeless alcoholics...

Many people who work on homelessness prevention and addiction treatment think Vivitrol, with wider use, has the potential to reduce the number of people living outdoors in the city....

 2021-03-04 18:26 

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Senate committee advances Haaland nomination for interior secretary, with Murkowski joining Democrats...

The 11-9 vote clears the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency....

 2021-03-04 15:26 

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Juneau eases COVID-19 travel and testing rules...

The changes approved by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday are meant to be encouraging for COVID-conscious travelers....

 2021-03-04 03:25 

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Anchorage Fire Chief Jodie Hettrick plans to retire this summer...

Jodie Hettrick, chief of the Anchorage Fire Department, said she plans to retire at the end of June as the city prepares for a new mayor....

 2021-03-04 02:24 

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Sen. Murkowski is a critical player in Biden’s push for Republican support...

The independent-minded GOP senator says she's focused on securing help for Alaska....

 2021-03-03 23:54 

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NTSB: Plane began a turn, descent before fatal crash in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

An official with Copper Valley Air Service said it was a twice-weekly scheduled flight with a planned route from Gulkana to McCarthy to Dan Creek and back to Gulkana....

 2021-03-03 22:53 

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Coast Guard says debris in Gulf of Alaska ‘consistent’ with helicopter piloted by former health executive...

The search was called off Wednesday for Andy Teuber, 52, reported overdue by family Tuesday afternoon when he failed to arrive in Kodiak after leaving Anchorage....

 2021-03-03 22:52 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: Nonresident seafood worker dies with infection...

The state also reported 189 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, 173 of them in residents....

 2021-03-03 21:22 

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Republican Alaska lawmaker gets backlash from party after breaking legislative logjam...

Party officials in the Eagle River district of Rep. Kelly Merrick are calling for her resignation and vowing to recall her from office if she does not....

 2021-03-03 20:23 

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Alaska expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those 55 and older, essential workers and high-risk populations...

The group also includes people who live in multigenerational households or are in underserved communities....

 2021-03-03 06:19 

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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Southcentral Alaska...

A tsunami was not expected....

 2021-03-03 06:19 

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Coast Guard says it has found wreckage of missing helicopter north of Kodiak, says it was piloted by Andy Teuber...

The Coast Guard was still searching for more wreckage or a survivor on Tuesday night....

 2021-03-03 02:48 

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ANTHC boss resigned after employee accused him of ‘unrelenting’ abuse...

The head of Alaska's leading tribal health organization stepped down after a former assistant accused him of "forcing and requiring sex" to keep her job. He denies wrongdoing and says their relationship was consensual....

 2021-03-03 02:48 

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How to check if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska, and how to sign up...

A few months into Alaska's sometimes rocky vaccine rollout, the process has been confusing and eligibility rules have changed fast....

 2021-03-03 02:18 

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Alaska Marijuana Control Board is considering doubling the amount of THC allowed in edibles...

A single edible could contain 10 milligrams of THC instead of the current 5 milligrams, and entire packages could contain up to 100 milligrams instead of 50....

 2021-03-03 01:18 

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Alaska will pay $65,000 to settle lawsuit brought by political writer Jeff Landfield...

Landfield, owner and operator of The Alaska Landmine, had sought access to the governor's news conferences....

 2021-03-03 00:48 

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Search underway for Utqiagvik 16-year-old missing for 6 days...

Janice Richards told her family she was going for a walk the evening of Feb. 24 and they haven't seen her since, authorities say....

 2021-03-02 21:46 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 159 new cases and 2 deaths reported Tuesday...

Of the new cases, 34 were in nonresidents in Unalaska, where seafood industry outbreaks have driven up local case counts this winter....

 2021-03-02 20:18 

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Gov. Dunleavy makes interim director permanent at Alaska’s alcohol and marijuana agency...

Glen Klinkhart has been working on an interim basis at the agency since November 2019....

 2021-03-02 04:15 

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Army Corps accepts Pebble appeal, rejects request from Alaska, drawing heat from governor...

The Corps' Alaska District in November denied a permit for the proposed mine, calling it "contrary to the public interest."...

 2021-03-02 03:45 

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Additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alaska Capitol, but legislative leaders say work will go on...

Five people have tested positive for COVID-19 within the Capitol since Wednesday....

 2021-03-02 01:44 

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Bryan Wilson will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska...

Bryan Wilson will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska as the state's previous U.S. Attorney steps down at the request of President Joe Biden....

 2021-03-01 23:43 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 385 cases and 10 deaths reported since Friday...

It wasn't immediately clear whether the deaths were recent or had been discovered via a review of death certificates....

 2021-03-01 20:44 

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Southcentral Foundation opens vaccine appointments to Alaskans 40 and older, K-12 educators and child care workers...

In an email to staff, the foundation's president said appointments would be limited to make sure vaccine remains available to "customer-owners," the foundation's tribal beneficiaries....

 2021-03-01 15:43 

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Alaska records 10 cases of California coronavirus variant...

Researchers have said the variant is more contagious and potentially more effective at evading vaccines....

 2021-03-01 06:43 

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Former Alaska House speaker Michael Bradner dies of COVID-19 complications...

Michael Bradner, a former Fairbanks legislator, served as speaker of the house when the Permanent Fund was established. He died Saturday at Alaska Regional Hospital at age 84....

 2021-03-01 03:35 

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Former Fairbanks lawmaker Hugh ‘Bud’ Fate dies at 91...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered flags to fly at half-mast Monday to honor Hugh "Bud" Fate's life. The Republican lawmaker died Thursday at 91....

 2021-03-01 00:35 

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Seafood truck crashes on Seward Highway, killing 1...

The driver of a Pacific Star Seafoods International truck lost control on icy pavement on the Seward Highway on Friday and hit an SUV driven by 58-year-old William Hagood, who died of his injuries....

 2021-03-01 00:04 

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Alaska is having an exceptionally mild flu season, data shows...

Last season, 13 Alaskans died with the flu. So far this year, just two influenza deaths have been recorded in the state....

 2021-02-28 16:34 

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Alaska schools left to forge their own plans ahead of a spring break without COVID-19 travel restrictions...

Anchorage is requiring pre-travel tests and Juneau is making remote learning mandatory. Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula and Fairbanks schools will let people without symptoms return....

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