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 2021-01-19 11:15 

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Flight delayed for members of Alaska National Guard helping with inauguration...

About 70 members of the Alaska National Guard will fly to Washington early Tuesday to help with the inauguration. The flight was originally scheduled to leave Sunday, but maintenance and poor weather have delayed the travel....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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High turnout in Anchorage’s first vote-by-mail election, with many ballots still to count...

There was a big spike in voting in the waning days of the election, which included a mayoral race and two contentious ballot propositions....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Packed house sees West Valley nip West in hoops tournament...

The Alaska Airlines Classic continues through Saturday at West High....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Facebook makes its privacy controls simpler as company faces data reckoning...

Facebook is making it simpler for people to control how their data is used after a massive privacy scandal has shaken the company and caused its stock price to drop 15 percent....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Alaska in path of first ‘super blue blood full moon’ eclipse in decades...

The Anchorage weather forecast calls for a cold and mostly clear night with light winds....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Alaska House votes to more than double Permanent Fund dividends...

The House voted to raise PFDs to $2,700. But the move seems unlikely to stick, with Senate leaders and Gov. Walker favoring a lower amount....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Celebrating Fat Tuesday? Here’s where to find alligator and turtle meat in Anchorage....

Market Fresh: Dannon Southall of 10th & M Seafoods is also taking preorders for live or fresh boiled crawfish to round out the party....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Championship Saturday: Photos from the Alaska 3A and 4A basketball finals...

Barrow, Anchorage Christian, Wasilla and Dimond will bring home title trophies....

 2021-01-19 08:47 

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Jim Balamaci, steadfast advocate for Alaska’s Special Olympians, dies at age 63...

Balamaci began his work with Special Olympics in 1979 as a volunteer in Kodiak; since 1996, he has served as the president and CEO of Alaska Special Olympics....

 2021-01-19 05:11 

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After 10 months of online learning, many Anchorage elementary students are finally returning to classrooms...

Schools are contending with the health risks of the coronavirus and implementing scores of precautionary measures. Still, fear of the virus persists among many who worry that the precautions aren't enough....

 2021-01-19 04:40 

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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson bans on-post alcohol sales after 10 p.m....

The move is intended to reduce consumption and "related harms" such as suicide....

 2021-01-19 03:38 

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State office buildings in Anchorage and Juneau closed out of ‘abundance of caution’...

In the wake of a violent mob at the U.S. Capitol, several state office buildings throughout Alaska will be closed to the public in the days surrounding the inauguration....

 2021-01-19 03:38 

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy names new attorney general, but Democrats predict tough confirmation hearings...

Ed Sniffen is intended to replace Kevin Clarkson, who resigned in August amid a scandal....

 2021-01-18 23:36 

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Open & Shut: Sweet Basil Cafe and other well-known Anchorage restaurants close. But local entrepreneurs aren’t giving up hope....

A new Indian restaurant has opened, Anchorage's first Sonic Drive-in is on the way and some business owners are adapting....

 2021-01-18 21:37 

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Ski areas close Monday as heavy winds and rain move into Southcentral Alaska...

Alyeska, Hilltop and Arctic Valley slopes closed Monday due to heavy wind and a mixture of rain and snow....

 2021-01-18 21:37 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 153 new cases reported Monday, no new deaths...

Alaska remains in high alert status, despite decreased numbers of infections reported during recent weeks....

 2021-01-18 13:36 

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With fewer new cases and a bolstered workforce, Alaska’s COVID-19 contact tracing is finally rebounding...

After weeks of surging cases and officials pleading with Alaskans to take up the job of contact tracing on their own, the statewide program to help box in cases of the virus is...

 2021-01-18 05:06 

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Anchorage could see a mix of snow and rain Monday, as strong winds hit Turnagain Arm and Kenai Peninsula...

Rain and high winds are expected to hit the Kenai Peninsula and Turnagain Arm, according to the National Weather Service...

 2021-01-18 01:35 

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Employee killed by incident on a production drill at Red Dog mine, according to mine operator...

Little information was immediately available about the incident at the Northwest Alaska mine, but no other employees or contractors were injured, according to the mine operator....

 2021-01-17 21:34 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 271 new cases reported Sunday, no new deaths...

New infections have decreased throughout recent weeks. There were 65 people with COVID-19 in the hospital by Sunday, the state health department said....

 2021-01-17 18:04 

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Facing huge problems, the Alaska Legislature still hasn’t decided who’s in charge...

The state House and state Senate are on track to convene Tuesday — straight into a deadlock....

 2021-01-17 18:04 

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A more contagious strain of COVID-19 hasn’t been found in Alaska yet. But it could be lurking....

Physical distancing, mask-wearing and social distancing are still effective ways to mitigate virus spread, even with the more contagious variant, officials say....

 2021-01-17 05:33 

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Goose Creek Correctional Center inmate dies, marking Alaska’s first prisoner death of 2021...

The 40-year-old's death was not related to COVID-19, the corrections department said....

 2021-01-16 22:01 

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Sightings of lynx, generally stealthy and shrouded, are more common this winter in Alaska’s Interior...

Interactions with "nuisance lynx" are leading to speculation that their main food source, snowshoe hares, may be in a down cycle....

 2021-01-16 21:31 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 195 cases and no new deaths reported Saturday...

Hospitalizations have declined to less than half the tallies reported during a peak in November and early December....

 2021-01-16 19:01 

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He went from a childhood in Anchorage to alt-right fame. Now, the social media personality known as Baked Alaska been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol....

Anthime "Tim" Gionet now faces two federal criminal charges for livestreaming the U.S. Capitol siege....

 2021-01-16 16:31 

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Anchorage restaurants and bars limp through this winter’s pandemic restrictions — and some close for good...

The industry has now endured three shutdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19, and it's now operating under strict capacity rules....

 2021-01-16 08:13 

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Person dies in Spenard pedestrian collision, Anchorage police say...

The northbound lanes of Minnesota Drive between Spenard Road and West 35th Avenue "remain closed until further notice."...

 2021-01-16 04:31 

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Members of the Alaska National Guard headed to Washington ahead of inauguration...

A group of around 80 Alaska National Guard members will fly to the capital this weekend to assist the D.C. National Guard, alongside troops from all 50 states....

 2021-01-16 03:01 

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Man pulled gun and demanded money in Subway armed robbery, Anchorage police say; 2nd suspect still sought...

A second man police described as a suspect has not yet been arrested....

 2021-01-16 02:01 

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Petition to recall Anchorage Assembly member Felix Rivera is certified and will be on April ballot...

The municipal clerk's office has verified that petitioners turned in the required 2,735 signatures of voters from District 4....

 2021-01-16 01:01 

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Organizers of armed rally confuse Anchorage’s Dimond Center mall with Juneau’s Dimond Courthouse, reports say...

The Dimond Center in Anchorage will remain closed on Sunday as a precaution....

 2021-01-16 00:01 

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University of Alaska regents extend contract for interim president...

The board said a search for a permanent president would not begin until spring 2022....

 2021-01-15 22:01 

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Troopers ask public for help with investigation into homicide of Hooper Bay woman found along Parks Highway...

Arnoldine Simone Hill was "last known to be alive" in December, troopers say. Her body was found along the Parks Highway north of Willow last weekend....

 2021-01-15 21:31 

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 1 death and 305 new infections reported Friday...

By Friday, 43,992 people in the state had received their first dose of vaccine, with 10,954 having received both doses....

 2021-01-15 19:30 

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Woman who escaped from Hiland Mountain found in stolen car at Anchorage restaurant, police say...

Lori Declusin was wanted on a warrant after she walked away from the women's prison....

 2021-01-15 17:00 

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Plan to split Alaska Department of Health draws criticism...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the reorganization plan Dec. 22, saying the department had become too large and its administration too burdensome to operate as a single entity....

 2021-01-15 16:30 

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Pedestrian killed crossing Glenn Highway in East Anchorage, police say...

The person, who has not been identified, was not in a cross walk at the time, according to the Anchorage Police Department...

 2021-01-15 15:30 

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Tribal health groups are vaccinating teens and healthy adults for COVID-19, a virus that hits Alaska Native people at disproportionate rates....

While the state of Alaska is moving more slowly through a series of eligible groups like health workers and seniors, tribal health providers have their own share of vaccine to give out....

 2021-01-15 15:00 

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Anchorage Assembly establishes formal government relationship with Native Village of Eklutna...

The ordinance codifies respect and recognition for Anchorage's Indigenous Dena'ina Athabascan people into municipal code....

 2021-01-15 14:28 

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Anchorage Assembly updates municipal elections code in advance of spring vote...

Voters overseas will have more time for their ballots to reach Anchorage, voter misconduct is now a city offense, and the city clerk can gather information pertaining to any voter fraud allegations....

 2021-01-15 05:14 

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Father and son arrested on first-degree murder charges in shooting near Fairbanks, troopers say...

Anthony Peterson and his teenage son, Aaron Peterson, fatally shot an 18-year-old north of Fairbanks after a verbal fight, troopers said....

 2021-01-15 04:43 

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Final day of ASD vaccine clinic won’t allow same-day appointments due to depleted supply...

By Thursday afternoon, less than 400 of the clinic's 6,000 doses remained....

 2021-01-15 04:42 

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Anchorage police officers who shot and killed unarmed man will not face charges, state review says...

The review said the officers believed the man was armed and thought their lives were in danger when they fired. No weapons were found on William Riley-Jennings after he was shot, the review concluded....

 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....

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