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Alaska Senate race ad watch: Sullivan refutes attacks on his residency

Details ANCHORAGE — Among the many attacks on both sides of Alaska’s contentious Senate race is one question about candidate Dan Sullivan that has lingered since before he won the Republican primary election:...

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Fairbanks attempted murder suspect arrested in Ohio

Details FAIRBANKS—Sheriffs deputies in Ohio on Wednesday arrested a Fairbanks man accused of trying to kill his wife this summer at her home north of Fairbanks....

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Vacationing Fairbanks man watching video feed of his home sees it burglarized

Details FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man reported he saw his home being burglarized while he watched a live security-camera feed Thursday afternoon....

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Explosion, woodstove fire injures Homer man

Details HOMER, Alaska - An 88-year-old Homer man was seriously injured in an explosion apparently caused when he used gasoline to light a woodstove....

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Survey ranks Alaska low in energy efficiency

Details FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A new survey on how states are improving energy efficiency programs ranks Alaska near the bottom....

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New geologic materials library opens in Anchorage

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A new state library in Anchorage is full of rocks....

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Critics pan recommendation to cut Medicaid therapy in Alaska

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A group appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to give advice on reforming Medicaid was told that its recommendations to limit payments for therapy would harm Alaskans....

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Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in marijuana fight

Details GRANTS PASS, Ore. - From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of...

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Exercises underway at Anchorage military base

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are conducting live-fire exercises at the Anchorage base....

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Murkowski attending Arctic conference

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is attending a conference in Iceland focused on the Arctic....

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Woman dies in Eagle River Road crash

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police say a woman was killed Wednesday in an afternoon crash in Eagle River....

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Public Safety Report — Oct. 30, 2014

Details Assault...

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Early voter turnout compares favorably to last midterms

Details FAIRBANKS — With five days to go before election day, Alaska’s voters look set to surpass early voting numbers from the last midterm elections held in 2010....

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Alaska House District 9 candidates offer contrasting visions

Details FAIRBANKS — The three candidates running for House District 9 include a longtime Mat-Su Borough office holder, a recent convert to the Constitution Party and a Democrat running a no-budget campaign....

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Tri-Valley, New Zealand students guess each other’s location

Details Tri-Valley, New Zealand students guess each other’s location HEALY — Two classes from two countries met on a classroom video screen last week and tried to guess where their new video friends live....

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49 Fairbanks students earn All-State band honors

Details FAIRBANKS — Several dozen students from the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have received All-State honors in band, orchestra and choir....

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Parnell campaign admits AGPA error

Details FAIRBANKS — The Gov. Sean Parnell’s re-election campaign overstated the amount of money the Alaska Gasline Port Authority paid in attorney fees to his opponent Bill Walker in 2011, the campaign admitt...

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Man charged with sex assault of sleeping woman

Details FAIRBANKS — A warrant has been issued for a Fairbanks man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman this spring. ...

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Check your smoke detector battery

Details FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Fire Department asks area residents to consider changing their smoke alarm batteries when adjusting their clocks for standard time on Nov. 2....

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Looking Back in Fairbanks: Oct. 30

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Fairbanks man charged with sex assault of sleeping woman

Details FAIRBANKS — A warrant has been issued for a Fairbanks man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman this spring. ...

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Wool, Higgins neck and neck in funds

Details FAIRBANKS — Less than $30 separates the overall fundraising efforts of the two candidates in one of the most contentious races in the Fairbanks area....

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Alaska Senate race ad watch: Begich challenges '97 percent' claims

Details FAIRBANKS—It's been one of the most common refrains of the campaign for U.S. Senate — Mark Begich votes with President Obama, and he does it often....

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Bethel home for pregnant women moves to larger site

Details BETHEL, Alaska - A Bethel facility for pregnant women from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region has moved into a new home that is three times the size of the old one....

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Alaska National Guard members sue over leaked records

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials....

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Cruz, Romney head to Alaska to stump for Sullivan

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are headed to Alaska this weekend to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan in an effort to bo...

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Investigation proceeds slowly in Bethel's burned treatment center

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The acting fire chief in Bethel says it could take a week to search through the burned ruins of the community's partially completed alcohol treatment center and determine if anyone...

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DNR chief wants property rights protected in Chugach State Park

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The rights of private property owners with holdings inside Chugach State Park should be protected within the framework of a new comprehensive plan, according to the state Natural R...

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Shell wants five more years to overcome Arctic drilling troubles

Details WASHINGTON — Royal Dutch Shell is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska's coast, saying setbacks and legal delays may push the start of drilling past the 20...

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Fairbanks man faces attempted murder charge

Details FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man was indicted last week on an attempted murder charge for allegedly choking his estranged wife in August....

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