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Dauenhauer end 2-year term as Alaska Writer Laureate

Details DOUGLAS, Alaska - Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer sits at the dining room table in her Douglas home, a stack of books and a cup of tea in front of her. Behind her hangs a lithograph...

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Alaska Gov.-elect Walker announces first Cabinet picks

Details JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks - Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner....

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NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-ma...

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Celebration of life planned for missing Alaska hiker

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A celebration of life has been planned for a Juneau hiker who went missing earlier this year....

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Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 from last year

Details Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 from last year FAIRBANKS — Fears of low enrollment in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have been realized....

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Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300

Details Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 FAIRBANKS — Fears of low enrollment in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have been realized....

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Fairbanks receives top rating for fire protection services

Details FAIRBANKS — The city of Fairbanks recently received a Class 1 public protection classification from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. This is the highest rating possible and could mean lower fire in...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — nov. 22, 2014

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Salvage timber available in Delta

Details FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Division of Forestry will offer 13 timber sales for firewood from burn areas in the Delta Junction area this year....

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Zimbabwean dolls offered for charity

Details FAIRBANKS — Dolls made to support an orphans’ charity in Zimbabwe will be offered at 6:30 p.m. tonight at St. Raphael Catholic Church....

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Prescription take back day numbers released

Details FAIRBANKS — Alaskans safely discarded 2,305 pounds of prescription medication this fall at the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take back day....

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Juneau paralegal charged with misusing law database

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau grand jury has indicted a former paralegal employed by the city's law department on a felony charge of improper use of the statewide law enforcement database....

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Alaska natural gas pipeline projects gets an export approval

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations....

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Former Fairbanks man faces federal charges for alleged murder solicitation

Details FAIRBANKS - A former Fairbanks man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly attempting to solicit the murder of multiple federal officers....

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Fairbanks' snowless November may, or may not, end this weekend

Details Fairbanks' snowless November may, or may not, end this weekend FAIRBANKS - If Mother Nature cooperates, our snowless November may be coming to an end this weekend....

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Alaska to offer salvage timber for business sales

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Businesses will be able to bid on timber salvaged from two wildfires near Delta Junction through 13 sales offered by the Alaska Division of Forestry....

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Hawaii, Alaska pay more for Thanksgiving feasts

Details HONOLULU — Residents of Hawaii pay the highest prices in the nation for their tasty birds and fixings on Thanksgiving, and Alaska feasts are almost as expensive....

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Tool to help track changes in ocean chemistry

Details SEATTLE — A new research tool launched this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allowing scientists to better track changes in ocean chemistry along the U.S. West Coast....

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Remains found in burned Ketchikan home identified as missing homeowner

Details KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say human remains found in a home near Ketchikan have been identified as the missing homeowner....

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Parnell won't choose adjutant general on way out

Details JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he won't appoint a new adjutant general before leaving office....

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Teens indicted after Kenai detention center escape plot

Details KENAI, Alaska — Five teenagers have been indicted in connection with an escape plot at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility that injured two unarmed guards....

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Trial begins in 2012 Anchorage murder case

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage man killed his girlfriend in 2012 because their relationship was falling apart and he could not control his emotions, according to a state prosecutor....

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Feds: Agency serious about Alaska forest changes

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The Forest Service is serious about transitioning the nation's largest forest from old-growth to young growth timber harvests, an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Nov. 21, 2014

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'Denali Highway Dog' roaming along Parks Highway seen heading north

Details FAIRBANKS — A loose dog has captured the attention and imagination of folks along the Parks Highway, who have followed its travels for months....

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Report released on violence toward American Indian, Alaska Native children

Details FAIRBANKS — A federal report on violence toward American Indian and Alaska Native children this week calls Alaska’s problems “systematically worse” than the rest of the country and calls for major cha...

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Prosecutions for possessing and selling marijuana will continue until new law goes into effect

Details FAIRBANKS — One of the Alaska’s top prosecutors said the state will continue to prosecute people for possessing and selling marijuana for the time being, despite a pending voter-approved law to legali...

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Alaska marijuana prosecutions to continue until new law goes into effect

Details FAIRBANKS — One of the Alaska’s top prosecutors said the state will continue to prosecute people for possessing and selling marijuana for the time being, despite a pending voter-approved law to legali...

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Two North Pole men indicted for alleged kidnapping

Details FAIRBANKS — Two  men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping two people on Nov. 12 from a home in North Pole. ...

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Two North Pole men indicted in alleged kidnapping

Details FAIRBANKS — Two  men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping two people on Nov. 12 from a home in North Pole. ...

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