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Fire shuts down Interior Alaska village's water purification system

Details FAIRBANKS—The village of Alatna lost its sole source of potable water at an inconvenient time last week....

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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Anchorage

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police say a 20-year-old man has died after his SUV swerved off the road and struck a tree....

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After budget, Alaska legislators' work still might not be done

Details After budget, Alaska legislators' work still might not be done JUNEAU, Alaska — Efforts to reach agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday, as the Legislature went into overtime....

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Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

Details Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protecti...

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Fairbanksan earns presidential award — again

Details Fairbanksan earns presidential award — again FAIRBANKS — When Scott Drew was growing up in Naknek, he became furious when someone stole fuel from the family fuel tank....

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Missing wedding ring plucked from dog poop, returned to owner

Details Missing wedding ring plucked from dog poop, returned to owner SITKA, Alaska - An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof - until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball fie...

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Anchorage police release name of man found frozen in pond

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the name of a man whose body was found in a frozen pond at a popular city park....

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Look down! After 195 days, snow disappearing in Fairbanks

Details FAIRBANKS - The weather did more than deliver gusty winds this weekend in Interior Alaska, it also took much of the snow cover....

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Wasilla man dies in head-on crash on Knik Goose Bay Road

Details WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old man has died in a single vehicle crash in Wasilla after he drove into oncoming traffic....

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Troopers investigate Talkeetna death as homicide

Details TALKEETNA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man in Talkeetna as a homicide....

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Looking Back in Fairbanks: April 20

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84 appointees in, but Paskvan out in marathon confirmation hearing

Details JUNEAU — The Legislature approved 84 of Gov. Bill Walker’s 89 appointees, but a former Fairbanks senator who served as recently as 2012 was not among them....

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Chena River Recreation Area's seasonal trails close today

Details FAIRBANKS — Several winter-use trails in the Chena River Recreation Area will close to motorized traffic today....

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Fairbanksan headed to Miss Indian World competition

Details Fairbanksan headed to Miss Indian World competition FAIRBANKS — Chanda Simon always has been a scholar and an athlete, but it wasn’t until a year ago that the Fairbanksan added another title — pageant winner....

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Time nearly up for Ice Classic

Details FAIRBANKS — The clock is ticking on the Nenana Ice Classic....

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Time nearly up for Nenana Ice Classic

Details Time nearly up for Nenana Ice Classic FAIRBANKS — The clock is ticking on the Nenana Ice Classic....

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More work to be done in Juneau

Details More work to be done in Juneau JUNEAU — With negotiations on the budget and education funding far from resolved, the Legislature didn’t even make a show of attempting to finish work on the final scheduled day of the legislative ses...

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Motorcycle driver critically injured after being struck by suspected drunken driver

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that left a motorcycle driver in critical condition....

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Alaska Legislature headed into overtime

Details Alaska Legislature headed into overtime JUNEAU, Alaska  - With the scheduled end of session looming Sunday, lawmakers were trying to reach agreement on a spending package, an effort complicated by a lengthy joint session on confirmations an...

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2 Wasilla residents charged with burglary, theft

Details WASILLA, Alaska - Two Wasilla residents suspected of at least six burglaries are been charged with felony theft and burglary....

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Alabama man charged with robbery at Alaska bank

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alabama man suspected of robbing a bank in Alaska's capital has been arrested....

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Alaska lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry....

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Gusting winds in Interior Alaska cause outages, fires

Details Gusting winds in Interior Alaska cause outages, fires FAIRBANKS— Heavy winds in parts of the Interior have brought down trees and caused power outages in Fairbanks and some of its surrounding areas today....

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Gusting winds knock tree onto home and cause fires, outages

Details Gusting winds knock tree onto home and cause fires, outages FAIRBANKS — Heavy winds in the Interior brought down trees, caused power outages and knocked a tall tree onto the roof of a Fairbanks home Sunday....

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Fairbanks mom calls for borough to change age limit on children allowed in opposite sex locker rooms

Details FAIRBANKS — Jessica Christenson’s son is 5. Under the rules at the Mary Siah Recreation Center, he is no longer allowed to dress with his mother in the women’s locker room. The age limit is 4. ...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — April 19, 2015

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Golden Heart heroes

Details Golden Heart heroes FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks heroes filled Westmark Hotel’s Gold Room this week....

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Alaska Legislature has long way to go on school funding vote

Details Alaska Legislature has long way to go on school funding vote JUNEAU — With Legislature far from deciding a final figure for school funding, parents, students and teachers descended on the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday to call for the restoration of deep cuts...

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Interior Energy Project measure vote moved to Sunday

Details JUNEAU — The Legislature may have passed more than a dozen bills on Saturday, but the Interior Energy Project bill wasn’t one of them....

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New Fairbanks air monitoring location expected to drive numbers up

Details FAIRBANKS — The federal government is changing the official monitor whereby the air in the Fairbanks North Star Borough is judged for wintertime episodes of particulate pollution, according to an air...

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